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Charlie Conder
Orange Students Specialist

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What is your ministry background?
Served the last 13 years in full time ministry all the years in UMC churches


What is your favorite part of being an Orange Specialist?
I love brainstorming ideas of how to make the ministry work for each individual church. I also love to work on themes for retreats!


What are your 3 must read ministry books?
Think Orange
Sustainable Youth Minsitry
The 7 Checkpoints
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What are your top 3 pet peeves?
Squeezing water bottles
Servers touching the rim of my drinking glass
My dog rolling in mud right after a bath


Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
I can play the piano. In fact, I use to play for our church service growing up when the real pianist was out sick.


If you could be anywhere other than here, right this minute, where would you be? 
Culebra, PR


Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A teacher


How do you want people to remember you?
That I was compassionate while still being honest. And my magnificent dance moves.


Name three words that describe you.
Outgoing. Quirky.


What do you want to make sure you do before you die?
Hike Monchu Picho


What’s a goal you have for yourself that you want to accomplish in the next year?
Implement more silence days.


Name a few of your daily habits (other than a shower and brushing your teeth)?
Workout in the pool
Play ball with my pups


What do you do with friends in your spare time?
Whiskey Wednesday’s
Yoga in the Park


If you had $100 and the day to yourself, what would you do?
Get a blowout