MICHIGAN LT DIRECTORS

CONTACT THE MICHIGAN 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.
  • nik spasovski

    pastor, new life church, university of MiCHIGAN

    CONTACT

    Email: nik@newlifea2.org

    Phone: 734.395.4683


    EXPERIENCE

    2017 will be the 12th LT that Nik has been a part of!.


    MINISTRY BACKGROUND

    Nik became a Christian in his senior year of high school and got involved with New Life Church at the University of Michigan the 2nd week of school his freshman year in 1999. He graduated with a mechanical engineering degree by felt God call him into full time ministry work with collegiate students and went on staff with Reliant in June of 2003. He has been laboring for the gospel on U of M’s campus ever since!


    MINISTRY PASSIONS

    Nik is passionate about helping young people come to know and experience the love Jesus in deep, profound, and healing ways. He gets excited about seeing young decide to get give their life to Jesus and be baptized, experience freedom from addictions, and empowered to be agents of change in our world. Recently, he has felt a growing desire to see those who are less fortunate and oppressed in our world experience the love and provision of God through His church more and more.


    A LITTLE MORE ABOUT NIK

    • Married to his wife Emily since June 2005
    • They have 3 children, Joy, Lucy and Tommy
    • They love to vacation and see new places together (hoping to see all 50 states!)
    • He is an avid reader and strategy board game enthusiast
    • He really loves Michigan football, superhero movies, and bringing joy to others.


  • ben brand

    pastor, new life church, university of MiCHIGAN

    CONTACT

    Email: ben.brand@newlifea2.org

    Phone: 734.845.6032


    EXPERIENCE

    2017 will be the third LT that Ben has directed and plenty others that he’s been a part of.


    MINISTRY BACKGROUND

    Ben placed his faith in Jesus in college at the University of Michigan. He graduated from there in 2002 and continued to serve with the church while God refined his call to ministry. He went on staff with New Life Church in Ann Arbor 2004 and has loved being involved with students and doing a little bit of everything else you can think of since.


    MINISTRY PASSIONS

    Ben is passionate about helping students and staff experience the life to the full that Jesus offers in John 10:10. That seems to involve something different with each individual.


    A LITTLE MORE ABOUT BEN

    • Ben has been married to his awesome wife Sara since 2005
    • They have 3 sweet girls; Liliana, Brooklynn, and Aliza
    • Ben played football, wrestled, and pole vaulted in high school and delusionally thinks he could still do all three.