We asked Glenn Bertsch 10 Questions

Glenn joined GenJ in the very early years as a student, interned in the office during college, and has been working with us full time since then. He runs our clubs and Ben Rush program as well as being one of our top teachers and expert on Congressional processes. His wing chapels at camp are legendary, his knowledge is vast, his experience great, and his heart for the students impacting.

1. What was your first job? 

Sandwich Artist at Subway. And yes, I still eat at Subway.

2. What book are you currently reading?

Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s Agenda by Henry & Richard Blackaby

3. What is your dream vacation destination?

A cabin in some remote location (like Bear Trap Ranch).

4. Where are you most likely to be seen dining when you want a great meal?

My house.

5. What is your favorite professional sports team?

I don’t have a single favorite professional sports team. In the NFL, it’s the Washington Redskins. For Major League Baseball, my favorite AL team is the New York Yankees and my favorite NL team is the Washington Nationals. My favorite NHL team is the Washington Capitals, MLS is D.C. United, BPL is Manchester United, and NBA is the Oklahoma City Thunder. I’ll stick to just those top level professional leagues, and won’t list my favorite minor league teams.

6. What is one way you have seen serious growth in your faith as an adult?

Getting back to the basics. I can get so caught up in large theological debates, which are important, don’t get me wrong. However, I can lose sight of the basics of the Gospel. Also, journaling and keeping track of the amazing things God has done in my life has really been a great habit.

7. What’s the most impacting story you read/watched in your youth?

That’s a hard question. I’m not sure about the most impacting, but I always loved The Chronicles of Narnia. I was also a fan of The Giver (the movie from last year was good, but the book was better).

8. What motivates you to continue when life gets crazy?

Remembering that God is a mighty rock and a refuge when life gets crazy. That even when nothing around me makes sense, and I know that I can’t make it on my own, God is my rock and my salvation, and He never changes and will never fail.

9. What were you most surprised about when you started serving with Generation Joshua?

Honestly, I don’t know. That was a long time ago… It was probably something about how much stuff GenJ does with such a small staff team. Everyone on staff is always there to help each other. The GenJ staff often feels more like a family than a bunch of coworkers.

10. What’s one piece of advice that has helped shape the course of your life?

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

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