ADIRONDACK lt directors

CONTACT THE ADIRONDACK LT DIRECTORS TO:

  • Learn about Christian content and scriptural principles taught during the program (through small group bible studies, large group sermons, hands-on learning and more).
  • Learn how student leadership opportunities are structured in the program.
  • Clarify student employment questions for this location (the local director(s) will know the local employers).
  • Connect with the friendly pastors and staff who guide the students through the summer.
  • Visit this LT program.
  • JOE TESTA

    PASTOR, new hope church, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

    CONTACT

    Email: joe.testa@reliant.org

    Phone: 517.488.3224


    LT EXPERIENCE

    2017 will be the 18th LT Joe has been a part of.


    MINISTRY BACKGROUND

    Joe became a Christian his freshmen year in college at the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL. He went on staff with Reliant in June of 1998. He worked at U of I for 3 years, then moved to Illinois State University to help plant a church there. In 2008, he moved to Michigan State University and has been doing ministry on campus at MSU ever since.


    MINISTRY PASSIONS

    Joe is most excited about helping people know God and helping people grow and heal in their lives.


    A LITTLE MORE ABOUT JOE

    • Married his wife Kelsey in 1996 - between their Sophomore & Junior years in college! 
    • They have five children: Ali, Micah, Anna, Nate, and Alivia. 
    • He drives a truck, listens to country music, and likes to fish. No, he’s not a redneck – he’s Italian! 
    • He enjoys building relationships with people, fishing, water sports and doing all kinds of different activities with his family.
    • They love to vacation together in northern Michigan.
  • DAVE SCHUBERT

    Pastor, new hope church, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

    CONTACT

    Email: dave.schubert@reliant.org

    Phone: 517.203.9480


    LT EXPERIENCE

    2017 will be the 16th LT Dave has been a part of!


    MINISTRY BACKGROUND

    Dave has been a Christian since the age of 10. He became passionate about ministering to college students as students at Penn State and went on staff with Reliant in July of 1992. He worked at Penn State for 3 years, and then moved to Michigan State to help re-plant a campus church there. In 2000, they relocated to Ball State to help facilitate another church plant from there, and in 2004 he moved to Orlando, FL to serve Collegiate Church Network as the National LT Administrator within Reliant’s national headquarters. Finally, he returned to local campus ministry after moving back to MSU in 2007.


    MINISTRY PASSION

    Dave is passionate (as much as a Phlegmatic can be passionate) about mobilizing people into ministry. He loves to help people discover their God-given purpose as a function of how God has sovereignty hand-shaped the various stable and dynamic facets of their lives.


    A LITTLE MORE ABOUT DAVE

    • Married his wife Collette in 1999, at the age of 30 – but never dated or kissed another woman before her! 
    • They have three girls: Anika, Carissa, and Serena
    • He would rather spend a weekend in the woods than a week at the beach. 
    • He is a champion at identifying TV theme songs from the 70s, 80s & 90s. (True story!)