Who provides leadership for the
God @ Center Retreat Cycle?

Randy Kuss, a Disciples minister and youth ministries consultant with over 40 years of experience in congregational, regional, denominational and ecumenical youth ministries, served as Director of Youth Ministries for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. and Canada from 1995 to 2003, offering leadership training, keynotes, workshops, and music leadership for regional youth retreats and worked with the Disciples' General Youth Council on denominational youth events. A co-founder of the Disciples Youth Ministry Network, Randy also serves as Minister of Christian Education and Youth Ministries for Speedway Christian Church, Speedway, Indiana, and as Communications Coordinator for Indiana Network for Higher Education Ministries

Randy was a participant in the Youth Ministry & Spirituality Project at San Francisco Theological Seminary 2001-2004. In 2004 he began leading God @ Center Retreats providing spiritual nurture and renewal for youthworkers and for other church leaders. Randy is a Veriditas trained labyrinth facilitator, a 2011 Journey Fellow, and is working toward national certification as a Child and Youth Care Professional.

He has been a contributor to The Journal of Student Ministries, YouthWorker Journal, DisciplesWorld, and The Disciple. He wrote the senior high materials for the 2007 New Earth camp curriculum.

Randy is married to Deb Strock-Kuss, associate minister for Allisonville Christian Church. They have two children, Georgia, a graduate of Kenyon College, and Blaine, a graduate of DePauw University. He is a graduate of Phillips University (BA, 1975) and Phillips Theological Seminary (MDiv, 1980). 

Randy is a photographer, storyteller, song-leader, extremely occasional songwriter, and enjoys time with Deb and the kids, their monthly "Gathering" of friends, as well as music, fishing, walks, and his Mac and iPhone.