If you had to create a youth ministry legend from scratch, what ingredients would you include? Great beard? Check. Deep thinker? Check. Boundless love of students? Check. Great “getting fired” story? Check. Mark Ostreicher checks all the boxes of Youth Ministry Legend. He’s the former president of Youth Specialties, founder of the Youth Cartel, a brilliant thinker, and a gadfly who challenges the status quo wherever he goes. The youth ministry world would not be where it is today without him. Here’s a sneak peak of our conversation with Mark Ostreicher!