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Who is this guy


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Who is this guy


 

Who is this guy?

Hi.  I'm Alan Pastian.  I am the fun-loving husband to my amazing wife Heidi of over 20 years, zany father to my "ray of sunshine" Anja and my "justice fighter" Magnus, I think coffee and community are inseparable, I believe that a picture speaks a thousand words, I celebrate films as modern-day parables and I know that collecting experiences is more valuable than collecting things.  

 
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Batterson quote


"Uniqueness isn't a virtue but a responsibility."  

-Mark Batterson

Batterson quote


"Uniqueness isn't a virtue but a responsibility."  

-Mark Batterson

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My bio


My Bio...

I have the privilege of being a next generation leader working with youth and young adults exclusively for over 20 years and have absolutely loved it.   I discovered a faith in Jesus Christ while in the university setting while graduating St Cloud State University with my degree in Communications/Public Relations.  I then pursued a degree from North Central University with a degree in Christian Studies where I began my journey as a leader of youth and young adults in the local church.  I worked with Pastor Rob Ketterling and the incredible team at River Valley Church overseeing our multi-site youth ministry for many years developing and strategizing next gen leadership.  I also have had the honor of working with Mark Batterson at National Community Church as part of the campus pastor team and continue to value their mentorship and inspiration in my life.  Currently I am leading one of our many locations at River Valley Church, developing more leadership content and inspiring those in our church and community to make a difference and live life to the full.  So if you are interested in leadership and inspiring those coming behind you, then you are in the right place.   Take a look around...

My bio


My Bio...

I have the privilege of being a next generation leader working with youth and young adults exclusively for over 20 years and have absolutely loved it.   I discovered a faith in Jesus Christ while in the university setting while graduating St Cloud State University with my degree in Communications/Public Relations.  I then pursued a degree from North Central University with a degree in Christian Studies where I began my journey as a leader of youth and young adults in the local church.  I worked with Pastor Rob Ketterling and the incredible team at River Valley Church overseeing our multi-site youth ministry for many years developing and strategizing next gen leadership.  I also have had the honor of working with Mark Batterson at National Community Church as part of the campus pastor team and continue to value their mentorship and inspiration in my life.  Currently I am leading one of our many locations at River Valley Church, developing more leadership content and inspiring those in our church and community to make a difference and live life to the full.  So if you are interested in leadership and inspiring those coming behind you, then you are in the right place.   Take a look around...

You’ll never be more satisfied than when you are doing what God created you to do.
— Rob Ketterling
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Booking Alan


Interested in having me speak at your next occasion?

 I would love a shot at it.  I truly believe that the next generation is destined to be fearless, confident, passionate, genuine, know who they are and be intentional with their calling, community and culture.  I have a focused desire to see youth and young adults discover the future God has always intended for them. Drop me a line at alan.pastian@rivervalley.org and let's connect.

Booking Alan


Interested in having me speak at your next occasion?

 I would love a shot at it.  I truly believe that the next generation is destined to be fearless, confident, passionate, genuine, know who they are and be intentional with their calling, community and culture.  I have a focused desire to see youth and young adults discover the future God has always intended for them. Drop me a line at alan.pastian@rivervalley.org and let's connect.

I am excited to be featured as a published author in publications such as:  Outreach Magazine, Influence Magazine, Qara Magazine and other publications.  If you want to see some of my recent publications, check out my recent article below.

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The New Young Christian


The New Young Christian


I truly believe this next generation of influencers is desiring their faith to have significance and meaning to those around them.  The New Young Christian is here to inspire callings, transform communities and restore culture through Jesus Christ.  Click below below to get inspired and learn more...


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Connect


Connect


Other ways to connect:

I hope this site inspires, challenges an motivates you to do something meaningful with your leadership, your relationships and your life.  If it does, send me a message.  I'd love to hear from you.  You can do this by getting a subscription via email for journal updates, resources, etc.  Whenever I post fresh content, I will send you an email message. Just fill out the simple form here and let's get you connected.  This is my "home base" and my social media hub.  Feel free to give me a follow...