Dietrich "Deech" Kirk

“Deech” Kirk has been in youth ministry for 25+ years. He served as the youth minister of Brentwood United Methodist Church for six years before becoming the Executive Director of the CYMT in 2006. He has a Master of Art in Religion from Memphis Theological Seminary. He is the author of Raising Teens in an Almost Christian World: A Parent’s Guide and one of the co-authors of Now What? Next Steps in Your New Life with Christ.

Deech’s Work At CYMT

I lead CYMT with the help of our amazing staff and board. I am responsible for overseeing the administration and strategic plan of the organization. What do I really do? I answer questions.


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Recent Articles

How to move Youth from Consumption and Success to Human Flourishing

At Cultivate this year, we are exploring the ideas of human flourishing and innovation in ministry.  We will do this through the unpacking of a real […]

Five Keys to Volunteer Recruitment

Great youth ministry volunteers who passionately care for students, help plan events, teach, and disciple are the common thread among every good youth ministry. If you […]

It Happens: Snowed In – Severe Weather and Quickly Changing Plans

Excerpt from “It Happens: True Tales from the Trenches of Youth Ministry” by Oeland Camp Almost every youth minister has led a trip that turned into […]

It Happens: Mistake Snowball – When One Bad Decision Leads to Another

When I was at my second youth ministry job, I thought I knew it all. Here I was, this Southern gal who moved to the great, […]