Current Applicants

As we receive new applicants, their information will be posted here. Click the links next to their pictures to download their resumes, philosophy of ministry, or to rate their application. 

  • Mark Bonney

    Resume: Mark_Bonney.docx

    Philosophy of Ministry: Mark_Bonney._Philosophy_of_Ministry_-_2021.docx


    My name is Mark Bonney and I am from Rockwall, TX. I would be grateful to be considered for the available position at Sunset. God has blessed me with a unique life full of interesting experiences that I'm guessing a typical applicant for a youth ministry position might not have. That's what makes life fun though! In all aspects of my life my feet have been firmly planted in Jesus Christ. I've been a baptized believer since the age of 13. I've remained faithful through high school, 8 years of the military, 9 years of a wonderful marriage, 7 years as a supervisor at Starbucks (where I currently work), and 6 years of education (it took some time to figure out what degree I wanted to pursue). I will be graduating from Arizona State University this semester with a degree in Organizational Leadership. I believe that in all things the ability to look at problems or circumstances from a different point of view lends itself toward growth. My experiences have enforced in me the value of love, empathy, peace, and patience. While my degree, education, and experience may lend itself towards the corporate world, I would love the opportunity to serve in a ministry position. I might not be a typical candidate but I believe the skills that God has blessed me with may be of service to your youth group and congregation. If you are looking for someone who will be a dedicated servant leader, someone who loves God, and wants to help you and your youth succeed in their spiritual walk then please consider my application further.

  • Ethan Blackstone

    Resume: Ethan_Blackstone_Resume_word.docx

    Philosophy of Ministry: Requested


    Greetings! I’m excited to meet you all in person. I wanted to tell you a little about myself and my vision of youth ministry. I was born and raised in Odessa Texas growing up in a Church or Christ. after graduating from Permian high school I attended Lubbock Christian University to pursue a degree in Youth and Family Ministry. There I grew and strengthened and learned how to be an effective youth minister. I also met my now wife, we were married almost four years later in 2020. She is a wonderful partner in life and a great supporter of my role as Youth Ministry and loves our students deeply. The first thing is that youth ministry needs to be in the church, not adjacent to it. This requires the church community to be involved and invest in the student’s lives not only in the church building, but outside of the church walls. Young people are the church now; the life and energy of the body. If we make church their family then they will want to come around and stay. While they are in our ministry there will be goals for their growth in faith and in a relationship with Christ. Every event has a meaning, task, and purpose. Students are on all different walks of life, from getting the first chance to encounter Christ, to maturing into a well-formed Disciple of Christ. My goal is to facilitate a ministry that accommodates all walks of faith and help students grow further.

    As a team, with church leaders, parents, and volunteers, I will strategically plan events, trips, and programs to further their faith. The phrase, “it takes a village” has deep meaning and practical use when it comes to ministry. I am passionate about helping the broken, the lost, and the marginalized know they are loved, not only by God ,but also by His church. Students have become dependent on Social Media, their schools, and other outside resources to find truth. Together, WE will be the ones who speak truth and life into their dark world and build God’s kingdom until He comes again. I’m excited to start Kingdom-building with you.

    In His Name,

    Ethan Blackstone

  • Alex Garanzuay

    Resume: Preacher_s_resume_9_at_mcds_.docx

    Philosophy of Ministry: NA


  • Peter Hunt

    Resume: Peter_Hunt_Resumepdf.pdf

    Philosophy of Ministry: Requested

    Key Accomplishments: Peter_Hunt_Key_Accomplishmentspdf.pdf



    My name is Peter Hunt and I am currently the Youth Minister for the Lake Jackson Church of Christ, in Lake Jackson, TX. I am writing to you to consider me for the co-youth minister position opening at Sunset. You will find attached two documents; the first is my resume which includes a brief philosophy to my ministry both youth and congregational, and a Key Accomplishments List to show some of what I have achieved here over the last couple of years (please note this is not comprehensive by any means). I hope the list will speak for anything missed in the philosophy statement. I am a firm believer in the mission of Christ being involved in the lives of students, parents, and families, not just being an adult leader for only a couple of hours a week. 

    Whether you decide to continue the conversation with me or not, it is my prayer that the best person for the position is found and the Lord will bless the students and the community through the ministry there. 

    Thanks for taking the time to consider me. 

    Peter Hunt

  • Michael Jimenez

  • Brian Crosby

    Resume: Brian_Crosby_Youth_Ministry_Resume.docx

    Philosophy of Ministry: Brian_Crosby_Philosophy_of_Ministry.docx


    Attached are both my resume and Philosophy of Ministry for the Co-Youth Minister position. I would love to talk to you or any of the elders for any additional questions or information. I pray this finds both you and the eldership well, and I also pray that God will guide your search for a minister in the way He sees most fit. 

    -Brian Crosby

  • Hunter Fortson

    Resume: Resume-_Fortson.docx

    Philosophy of Ministry: Hunter_Fortson_Philosophy_of_Ministry.docx


    Hello Jeremy, my name is Hunter Fortson and I am looking for a full time Youth Ministry position. I graduated from Oklahoma Christian last spring with a degree in Youth and family ministry. I know on the website it says you prefer someone with at least 3 or more years of experience full time. I would like to challenge that. Many churches look only for guys with experience and those guys end up burning out after a few years. What makes a great youth minister is someone who has a calling and drive to be there long term. I have both of those. I am young and energetic with a caring heart and I am meant for Youth ministry. 

    In Him,