Sam joined PVUMC in January 2016 under Christopher Wurpts, the Youth Ministries Director, to create and grow a Middle School Program. The program was called Squad 57 and includes students from 5th to 7th grade. He was promoted to the position of Youth Minister in July 2018. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the youth ministry program and works primarily with the older students (grades 8-12). Before coming to work at PVUMC, Sam had worked and traveled in Asia and Africa. While overseas, his adventures included teaching English, owning a youth hostel, and partnering with local and international organizations to help women and children receive an education.