My name is Michael Castello. I am blessed and honored to be the youth pastor for Catalyst. I am married to my best friend, Claudia. We have a daughter named Harper Grace. Claudia and I have been in ministry for 6 years. I have spent most of my ministry as a worship pastor in WI, IN, & IL. We moved to Farmington from Chicago, IL, where I served as a youth intern at Chicago First Church of the Nazarene. I was called into ministry in the fall of 2007. I am desperately passionate about students. I desire to see this generation rise up and take the culture and society by storm. The verse my life is centered on comes from Galatians 2:20. It says, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (NIV) I have been through many tough days in my life and have overcome by the power of God. My hope and prayer is for God to build His kingdom through Catalyst. I pray that God will awaken this coming generation, and use our students as a CATALYST for that awakening.