Curtis Zackery, Author, Communicator, Pastor

My story contains a bunch of twists and turns that have shaped who I am today. It began when I was born and raised in New Jersey. It took a beautiful turn when I started running with Jesus in college. It continues today with a focused sense of purpose:

To invite people into the story of God, so they feel seen, known, and loved.

I’ve had the privilege of opening the word, serving, and working with some super cool folks, partnering in pointing to hope. It’s a beautiful mystery as to why the Lord has allowed me to experience such grace, but I’m just a beggar trying to show other beggars where the bread is.

Along the way, I wrote a book called “Soul Rest” that came from a season of deep learning and growing. It connects to my absolute belief that God’s desire for humanity is that we would find rest in His finished work. I’ve had some fantastic opportunities to share this hope with churches, ministries, businesses, and organizations around the country.

When I have the time, I enjoy reading, running and exploring coffee and food spots around the country. I live in Franklin, Tennessee with the love of my life, Monique, and my two boys, Noah and Micah.

Brad Schelling

Author Brad Schelling

Brad's passion for First Priority is how the legal side of a faith-based club at school is navigated. Solving the problem is 100% relational and 110% being above reproach with the laws of the state and district. He has been in student ministry since 1997, served as a First Priority campus coach in Sioux Falls, SD starting in 2001 and joined staff with FPoA in 2008. He helped get FP of the Great Plains (SD/IA) off the ground before moving his family to Nashville, TN in 2011 to be strategic in his work with First Priority. Brad, with his wife Erika and four children, attend Church of the City in Spring Hill. Brad is available and would be honored to speak at your church, camp, conference or event. You can get in touch with him through email at brad@fpofamerica.com

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