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

Why do we need to invest in youth now more than ever?

YOU can invest in youth by investing in CYMT during CYMT’s Big Payback – Invest in Youth Day, a 24-hour online giving day. Any supporter – anywhere […]

Holy Week: 6 Free Devotionals Your Youth Can do at Home + a Palm Sunday Lesson

Holy Week is an important time in the Church.  While we can’t physically be with our youth and families, we can still resource them on their […]

A Message to Our Supporters During COVID-19

“God is always fair. He will remember how you helped his people in the past and how you are still helping them. You belong to God, […]

How to care for YOURSELF in the midst of a pandemic

Take some time for yourself.  I’ve seen numerous youth workers and pastors post about the unrealistic expectations their supervisors have set on them during this time […]