About Us

We’re HigherTrek and we love investing in the next generation of Christian leaders.

At HigherTrek, we believe all young men are lovable, valuable, and capable assets in the Kingdom of God. We’re pretty much obsessed with helping them become the men God created them to be. Since spiritual maturity can’t be achieved without emotional health, our approach to discipleship begins with the culture we create: where everything is confidential and guys who come to our experiences rarely know each other when they apply. Our small group discipleship model blends adventure and fun with a curriculum that addresses the challenges young men face as they transition into adulthood.

The HT Beliefs

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We’re a non-denominational ministry for college-aged guys. The most visible aspect of our ministry is the two-week adventure discipleship experiences we host. What is less seen is the months of preparation we walk guys through before they arrive at HigherTrek, and the follow-up we facilitate after; launching them back into their local churches, pairing them with mentors, and offering shorter alumni programs annually. We also partner with other like-minded organizations (like the Global Commerce Network and Freedom Fight) to continue the investment in our alumni. Meanwhile, our staff are engaged in grassroots ministries in their cities. Our focus has always been and will always be helping young men own and grow their faith.

Staff

Christian Postel

Christian Postel | Executive Director

Bill Their

Bill Their | Director of Programming

Board of Directors

Paster Mike Van Rees

Pastor Mike Van Rees
Spiritual Director

Scott Adams

Scott Adams
Chairman

Alan Wells

Alan Wells
Vice Chairman

Kirt Eldgredge

Kirt Eldgredge
Spiritual Director

Ross Kelderman

Ross Kelderman
Treasurer / Secretary
2005 brother

Christian Postel

Christian Postel
Executive Director
2009 brother

Dr. Eden Murad

Dr. Eden Murad

Bené Zehr

Bené Zehr

Matt Joens

Matt Joens
2005 brother

Dr. Aarron Goodwin

Dr. Aaron Goodwin
2007 brother

Sergio Voitenko

Sergio Voitenko
2008 brother

GOVERNANCE

Executive Committee
Finance Committee
Prayer Team
Curriculum Committee
Communications Committee

Our Founding

In 2004, six years after his wife passed away, Chuck Wenger noticed that the sons of business friends he’d made over the years were all of similar age and asking similar questions. Questions like who am I? What is God’s will for my life? What does it mean to be a disciple today? Can I really change the world?