Austin Swayne | Grace Church

Austin Swayne

Director of Students, Chaska Campus

Director of Students, Chaska Campus

Ministry Description: I oversee the JAM (6th-8th) and CRAVE (9th-12th) ministries at the Chaska campus! I love hanging out with students and sharing the gospel in clear and applicable way. I have a strong passion for bringing people together and trying to make people feel safe and included.

Family: I am getting married to the love of my life, Emily, on May 20th! Together, we have a small pupper named Jake, the long-haired Chihuahua.

Hobbies: I love to adventure and spend time with Emily. I also love music, and love to sing and playing guitar. I also love hanging out with friends playing board games (the nerdy ones) and playing video games.

Birthday: I was born on February, 25th 1994!

Faith journey: I grew up in a Christian home my whole life; my parents are strong believers and have been since before I was born. I am the oldest child, and always wanted to do things right and never disappoint people. My faith wasn’t totally my own, and my view of God for most of my life was “if I keep His commandments, He will love me”. Middle school and high school brought some painful experiences, and a deep depression caused me to question God’s very existence. During one of the most difficult days of my life, God touched my heart in a special way and I began to understand who Jesus really was. A few weeks later after attending a winter retreat, I gave my life to Christ! Things haven’t always been easy, but I know there is a God who loves us and is fighting for and with us through all of life’s ups and downs.