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JZ’s Bio


Hi!  I am Jeremy Zach aka JZ (my street name).  I have been married for 8 years to my beautiful wife, Mikaela and we have a little girl, Harlow.  We live in Atlanta, Georgia.  I love hot sauce, music, fitness and reading.

I have a BA in Communications and a Master’s of Divinity degree from Fuller Seminary. I have been a youth ministry leader in the  local church for 10 years and have been an Orange student ministry specialist for the past 4 years.

I didn’t grow up in church.   At the the age of 21 Jesus got a hold of my heart and I sensed a call into youth ministry.  I went from flying a small Cessna 152 single prop airplane to hanging out with a bunch of punk kids trying to lead them to Jesus.  And still to this day, that is what I am trying to do — lead this next generation of students to Jesus.


YOUTHMINISTRYTESTPILOT.com is where I share my observations about youth ministry.  With my work at Orange, I have access to thousands of student ministries and I spend most of my days learning from student pastors about what is working and not working in the student ministry trenches.  This site is dedicated to sharing my youth ministry findings.