Brian Kuhn is the Director of Youth & Family Ministries at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, MO. He has been involved in youth ministry since 1999 and been in a paid position at Webster Groves Pres. since 2000. His positions at Webster Groves Pres. have taken many forms over the years but the one constant has been his passion and dedication to the youth and families of the congregation and the community. Church, adolescents, and faithfulness are his passions in life and he works hard to constantly bring all of those elements together no matter what he is doing. He frequently teaches workshops, and speaks to groups about topics like the adolescent brain, sex and sexuality, and building a youth ministry and congregation that is not afraid to address and embrace the challenges of adolescents, parenting and being community. He is also a part of a group called Soul Shop where they train and educate faith communities on how to minister to people who are struggling with suicidal desperation. Brian has a Master of Arts in Profession Counseling and is a Licensed Profession Counselor in the State of Missouri. The combination of his ministry and clinical work has given him a unique view of today’s adolescent, the challenges they face, and how the church can and should be a sanctuary for youth and their families. Brian lives with his wife Jennifer and their two children Chase and Paige. Playing in the yard with his kids, traveling with his wife, and running alone are some of his major passions outside of work. Brian and his family are avid St. Louis sports fans with the Cardinals and the Blues on top of their list of teams to be excited about (and lose sleep over)!