Five minutes with… Sam Stubbs

Five minutes with… Sam Stubbs

How old are you? 

19 last month

 

What school/s did you attend?

St Edmunds College Canberra

 

What influenced you to become a Youth Ministry Worker?

I really enjoyed being a part of the senior youth ministry team in year 11 and 12. It helped me grow as a person and I want to be able to help other young people get that opportunity and be the best they can be!

 

Are you full time or part-time in Youth Ministry?

Part time (2 days a week)

 

Are you studying or working elsewhere?

I am studying Social Work at ACU and working in residential care part time

 

What sustains your faith in an increasingly secular society?

Seeing how much of a positive impact can be had on young people and all people through goodness and acts of kindness. Seeing how much of a need there is in the field of child protection helps me to keep going forward to get to the point that I want to be at and in a position where I can change young people’s lives, I couldn’t get to that point without knowing God is journeying with me. 

 

What qualities would you like to bring to this role?

A willingness to help-out wherever I can

 

What is your message to young people?

That God is with you every step of the way

 

What are you most looking forward to in the Year of Youth?

Being a young person and getting more young people closer to God 

 

Which is your favourite Saint?

St Joseph

 

What is your favourite sporting team?

Golden State Warriors 

 

What is your favourite food or beverage?

Satay Chicken

 

What is your favourite movie? 

The Conjuring

 

Who is your favourite actor/actress?

Will Ferrell

 

What is your favourite book?

Extreme Adventures

 

What music do you listen to most?

James Bay

 

What is your favourite place for a holiday?

Tasmania

 

What is your favourite quote, phrase or motto?

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do” – Mother Teresa

 

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

It’s not about what others can do for me. It’s about what I can do for others. 

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