Josh Yates

How would you describe your role with Sonlife?

I wear many hats (literally and figuratively). I serve on the executive team to help turn vision into reality and creating a team-centric atmosphere for Sonlife. As the cultural architect I serve our team by anchoring our staff to the mission of making multiplying disciples by giving operational oversight. I also help train, coach and mentor ministry leaders.

What do you enjoy about the ministry you do with Sonlife?

I love serving along side incredible leaders. Somehow, I won the lottery and got the best seats in the house.

What are the values that drive you?

  • The model of Jesus is so simple and revolutionary.
  • Constantly pursue elegant simplicity
  • Leading with authenticity
  • Ruthlessly eliminate hurry
  • Enjoy the journey with others

What are your hobbies, favorite family activities or interesting fun facts?

  • Creating and building things out of leather and/or wood.
  • Photography
  • Spending time with family
  • Nerf gun battles
  • Sipping coffee with Katie's fresh baked goods. Yum

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?

  • Unhurried Life, Alan Fadling,
  • Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes, Kenneth E. Bailey
  • Calvin & Hobbes
  • Story Pirates, Podcast