We are glad to announce that Samuel Cruce will fill the position of Director of Youth and Families Ministry for St. Paul UMC effective January 2018. He is a Gainesville, Georgia, native who brings “a love for students and a love for the Lord” with his calling to youth ministry. He has been a Counselor for Three Dimensional Life and a Youth Minister at Northside UMC, among other positions. He also served as an Army Chaplain for a year following his initial military service as an Infantryman and Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC.
Sam’s education includes a Bachelors in Biblical Studies at Toccoa Falls College followed by Masters programs at: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MAR), Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Candler School of Theology (ThM).
Sam is married to Amanda, who is a teacher at Flowery Branch Elementary, and whom he says is a “huge” blessing to him. Amanda is also a Gainesville, Georgia, native and she received both a Bachelors in Fine Arts and Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of North Georgia.
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