Prior to appointment in 2017 as NTD Youth Director, Spencer and Lauren Speed served as Family Life and Executive Pastors at New Community Church in Mesquite. Previously serving as Youth Pastor and leading the NTD Camp Rec Crew for seven years, leading missions trips, serving with Youth Alive in school assemblies and multiple leadership training events has provided Spencer and Lauren with unique preparation for this role. Lauren is also a Registered Nurse with experience at the ER level and as a school nurse. Married in 2016, they are a product of NTYM camps and local church ministries.
Spencer Speed/District Youth Director
Motivating students is more than just an occupation; it’s a way of life. As a former youth pastor, Kyle has spoken to more than 100,000 junior and senior high school students in his travels across Texas. His passion and humor captures student’s attention while igniting dreams and confronting issues in their lives.
Kyle Embry/Youth Alive Director
Chelsea is new to Texas, having just moved here from Colorado. She has a heart for supporting youth pastors as they bring up the next generation of youth. She recently graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Business Communications and is armed with years of experience with Rocky Mountain District camps and events. "It is my job to make event registration as easy as possible so don't hesitate to email me!"
Chelsea Jensen/Team Admin
Throughout middle school and high school, Nickolas served his campus as a Youth Alive Campus Missionary. In that time, he and his friends witnessed hundreds of students come to know the Lord. Having recently graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Nick has now joined the NTYM team as Associate Youth Alive missionary to serve the churches, schools, and students across North Texas.