Austin Brackett has been the director of LIFE Teen Ministries since Fall 2011. All teaching, administration, and leadership development is done by Austin and his wife, Lee Ann Brackett.
Austin is 26 years old and has a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry (youth ministry emphasis) with a minor in Biblical Studies from Trinity International University. In addition to being the youth pastor at Morningstar Community Church, he is also the worship leader as well.
Austin enjoys playing music (with a variety of instruments) in both a worship and a band setting, listening to music, spending time with his wife and daughter and their dog, Echo, playing football, and hanging out with the teens from LIFE. He hates spiders and is fairly seriously afraid of sharks.
Lee Ann helps Austin out with the organization and administration of running the ministry. In addition, Lee Ann helps out on Sunday nights with the high school group, and is one of our Girls Small Group leaders.
Lee Ann is 26 years old, has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Aurora University, with which, she works at People's Resource Center in Wheaton, IL.
In her free time, Lee Ann LOVES being a mom and spending time with Elodie. She also enjoys reading a variety of books, cooking and eating food, and playing with her dog named Echo. She loves to get connected in the lives of the girls at LIFE!
Austin & Lee Ann (& Elodie) Brackett
– Youth Pastors
Isaac & Rachel (& Rowan) Wixon
Isaac is 26 years old and has a Bachelor Degree in Advanced Biblical Studies and an Air frame and Power-Plant License; which he uses as an airplane mechanic at O'Hare. He enjoys playing bass, fixing broken things, kayaking, and being a dad. Isaac is a small group leader for our High School guys!
Rachel is 24 years old and has an Associate Degree in Biblical Studies and an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts. She has enjoyed working as a cake decorator for some time and is currently laying the groundwork for starting her on Zumbini business! Rachel also enjoys being crafty, watching movies, and taking naps. Rachel is a small group leader for our High School girls!
Adam has been a part of our youth group for the past three or so years and has now graduated and come aboard as a leader!
Adam is currently attending Waubonsee Community, working toward his associates degree, and is also in our College Discipleship Program at LIFE.
Kelsey has been a part of our youth group all throughout Junior High and High School and has now graduated and come aboard as a leader!
Kelsey is currently attending Waubonsee Community, working toward her associates degree, and is also in our College Discipleship Program at LIFE.