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Rev. Branden Hunt is a Detroit native now serving as Pastor at St. Philip Lutheran Church in Trenton, MI. Branden is a Living Water Ministries alumni who attended Gathering and camp as a youth, and worked as a summer staff member.

Pastor Branden has had the opportunity to serve the ELCA by traveling to Suriname and Namibia for the 2017 Lutheran World Federation pre-assembly and assembly. Pastor Branden also served as a team leader assistant for the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE) for the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston. Branden is passionate about connecting faith and life for all of God’s children.

Nickel and the Spare Change is evidence of the leadership development we strive to achieve. The group is composed primarily of young adults who have  served as summer staff with Living Water Ministries.  The band is led by Living Water Ministries Program Innovator, Nicole McCarthy (the Nickel). Each member of Nickel and the Spare Change is passionate about connecting with God through music and excited to help lead worship at Charge in 2022!