Youth Pastor

The Ark Church

2020 S Ohio St, Salina, KS 67401


The Youth Pastor's role is to create and grow a strong youth program for middle and high school-aged students.

This position has been filled


John and Lindsay have a heart to reach Salina and beyond with the life-changing message of Jesus. They are passionate about building the local church and being a
blessing to their community. Nothing gets them more excited than to see people who have been far from God come back to the Lord. The heartbeat of The Ark is building a
church to save, redeem, and heal households. Every week lives are changed at The Ark Church.

John grew up in Salina and graduated from Salina Central High School. At Salina Central, he was an all-state athlete winning a doubles state championship in tennis, and
as the starting quarterback leading the football team to the 5A state championship his senior year. John worked at Kanakuk Camps for four years before entering into full-
time ministry. The Husemans have served as Youth Pastors in Colorado and Texas for 18 years, and now after being gone for 20 years, they are thrilled the Lord has led them
back to the place where John first gave his heart to Jesus. The Ark Church launched in 2018 as a portable church setting up and tearing down every week using Salina Central High School. On the very first day, there were 300 people in attendance, and 25 people gave their lives to Christ. When COVID-19 hit, The Ark was forced to stop meeting at the high school and just have online services. During this time, God used those online services to expand the church’s reach. In June 2020, they purchased a grocery store that had been
abandoned for 10 years. And during the next few months, they took steps of faith and started a building campaign. In April 2021, The Ark had their first in-person service with
over 500 people in attendance, and the church continued to grow. Today, The Ark Church consistently has over 1,000 people on Sundays. We have people driving in from all around the surrounding areas to experience the life-changing message of Jesus. God has positioned them in a strategic location, with the ability to grow and reach so many more people.


The Ark Church exists to see entire households saved, healed, and redeemed. The Ark Church’s
mission is to help people know God, find freedom, discover purpose, and make a difference.


  • Jesus is our message
  •  People are our heart
  • Generosity is our privilege
  • Excellence is our spirit
  • Serving is our identity
  • Honor is our calling
  • Passion is our pursuit


The Youth Pastor’s role is to create and grow a strong youth program for middle and high school-aged students.


  • Christ-centered
  • Energetic
  • Creative
  • Strategic
  • Public Speaker
  • Team Player


  • Work closely with the Senior Pastor to create a youth program for sixth – twelfth grade
  • Create a calendar of events for the year
  • Work collaboratively with the staff and youth volunteers to create a culture and vision within the department
  • Lead youth nights and programs
  • Be strategic about youth outreach – create a strong presence within area schools and programs


  • Spiritually strong
  • Passionate about youth
  • Called to ministry
  • Creative
  • Strategic
  • Organized
  • Strong leader who can create a strong culture


Salina is positioned right in the middle of Kansas, which also means right in the middle
of America. It’s an incredible place to raise a family and a place where true community
happens daily. Salina has 50,000 people so it has the amenities of a city (Chick-fil-a,
Starbucks, Chipotle, Target, Old Navy, Dicks Sporting Goods), but also the small town
feeling so many people crave. It’s truly the best of both worlds.