The UCYC Podcast

A podcast for youth pastors and ministry leaders designed to empower, equip, and inspire in today’s cultural landscape.


Episode 5 | Building a Worship Culture

Derek and Brendan visit with Dakota McGrath, a veteran worship leader, and talk about how to gain momentum with worship in your ministry.

Episode 4 | Leading Volunteers Well

Derek and Brendan chat with Kale Garrison a student pastor at Christ’s Church of the Valley about some successes and failures he’s experienced while leading volunteers.

Episode 3 | Keeping a Fresh Perspective in Ministry

Derek and Brendan sit down with Garrett Shelp, student pastor at Christ Church of Flagstaff to talk about longevity, joy, and implementing new ideas in youth ministry.

Episode 2 |Changing Culture in Youth Ministry

Luke Wright, a seasoned communicator and youth pastor, joins Derek and Brendan to talk about the nuts and bolts to changing culture and creating an effective youth ministry experience.

Episode 1 | Getting Students to Camp

Derek and Brendan chat with Nate Johnson from The Crossing Church in Las Vegas about getting students to camp consistently.

Meet Our Team

Brendan Krismer

Brendan Krismer

Guest Services Director

Derek Beauchamp

Derek Beauchamp

Program Lead

Braydon Little

Braydon Little

MS / HS Coordinator