Josant Barrientos, Jr. pictured with his wife and two daughters.

February 16, 2023

Illinois Announces New Youth Director

Josant Barrientos, Jr. to serve as the new Youth Director for the Illinois Conference

On Wednesday, February 15, 2023, the executive committee and nominating committee in a joint session selected Josant Barrientos, Jr. to serve as the new Youth director for the Illinois Conference. He has been serving as the Youth Director for the Potomac Conference, and replaces Michael Campos who last fall was elected executive secretary for the Illinois Conference.

Josant, along with his wife, Claudya, and two daughters, Emma and Abby, will join the Illinois Conference ministry team in the spring.

We look forward to God’s Spirit ministering to our field through their ministry. 

Edited 2/19/23 to add:

"Josant and his wife Claudya are a powerful youth ministry couple that comes to us with experience, fresh ideas, outstanding people skills and solid walk with Jesus," says Ron Whitehead, Lake Union Youth director. "I could not be happier that God has called them to our union and  Illinois conference."