Where did you grow up? Detroit, MI… but not actually Detroit, more of the suburbs outside of Detroit.
Tell us about your church: name, location, website. Faith Lutheran, Troy, MI… www.faithtroy.org. And my own website is www.rjgrune.com.
What’s a nick name you’ve been given…but you hate. Why? I had being called “buddy.” I take it as an insult; I might call kids “buddy,” but I don’t like it for myself.
What’s your favorite TV show from the 80’s? (If you are too young to remember the 80’s, pick A.L.F.) I do actually remember A.L.F..
Computer or TV? Computer.
How old were you when you first felt called to ministry? Senior in High School when I started volunteering with the Middle School Ministry.
Would you rather kick a puppy or make a baby cry? Kick a puppy. I only like living things with souls.
What’s a recent EPIC youth ministry mistake? When a girl came out of the bathroom I jokingly pretended it stunk… apparently it was that time of the month and she was really embarrassed.
Have you ever left a kid on an event/camp/retreat/missions trip/etc.? Have you ever wanted to? No. And absolutely, yes.
What do you enjoy doing outside of youth ministry? Family stuff, beer, and fantasy football.
Are you a good dancer? No.
What color shoes are you wearing? Gray converse.
What’s the worst injury that’s happened on one of your event/camp/retreat/missions trip/etc.? Nothing crazy, just broken bones.
What’s your position on infant baptism? Just kidding, nobody cares. Just what the Bible teaches… (note: this is sarcastic since that’s what we all think about our positions)
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you hate ALL NIGHTERS? (1 = stab me in the eye and 10 = stab me in the eye with a spoon) With a spoon? 10 because I think that is the worst. We don’t ever do them.
How good are you at keeping receipts? Does your church administrator love or hate you? Awful at it. I wish all receipts were digital. What would you do if you could be invisible for one day? If I told you I would have to kill you.
Mac or PC? Mac.
What is one of your irrational fears? Squirrels.
What is your favorite lunch meat? Salami.