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. 

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