Our Leadership Team
Tom Crandall is the Youth Pastor of Young Saints at Bethel Church in Redding, CA. He and his wife Leslie have served together in full time youth ministry for over thirteen years. They have two amazing children, Joel and Addie and a yellow lab named Bailey. Young Saints is a thriving youth ministry dedicated to fueling local revival and empowering teens to walk in purity and power. Tom’s passion is to see a generation encounter God, discover their identity and raise up supernatural leaders to impact the world. Tom also oversees the youth pastors’ track in Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, which is dedicated to raising up the next generation of youth pastors.
Associate Youth Pastor
Rory Helart is the Associate Youth Pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, CA. He and his wife Mari have both served actively in Young Saints since 2010. They have a little daughter named Brooklyn and two Queensland Heelers named London and Bristol. Young Saints exists to empower students to be supernatural revivalists in every sphere of their world. Rory’s passion is to raise up powerful students who are free to be who God created them to be, and confident to walk in the gifts and calling that God has called them too.
Youth Worship Pastor
Mari Helart is the Worship Leader for Young Saints Youth ministry. She has been leading youth worship under Tom since 2005. She is a mother to a beautiful little girl named Brooklyn. She has a passion to see young people encounter God in worship and develop a personal walk with God. She in convinced that the secret to life, is connection with God.
Donta Nelson is the Young Saints Creative Director at Bethel Church in Redding, CA. He graduated from all 3 years at BSSM where he met and married His wife, Chantelle. They both feel called to major cities of the world to bring cultural change and lasting breakthrough. Donta has been a Spoken Word artist for 8 years. He burns to see the youth of the world find their voice, unlock their destiny, and walk in their true identity as Young Saint.
Holly Presseisen is the Youth Administrator and Tom Crandall’s Personal Assistant at Bethel Church in Redding, Ca. She has been serving Young Saints Youth Group since 2014 and graduated all three years of BSSM in 2016. Holly’s passion is to see youth come into relationship with Father God, walk in wholeness, and step into their identity, purpose and calling over their life.
What is Young Saints?
Young Saints exists to see young people have divine encounters with Jesus Christ, grow in intimacy with the Lord, belong in community, and empowered as supernatural revivalists in their world.
Where we’re going
We believe there is a mandate on this generation to walk in their true identity as saints of God, set apart to bring transformation and revival into every city and nation of the earth. He has entrusted His Kingdom to His saints and we are ready to respond to His voice to bring Heaven to earth. We are excited to see the Holy Spirit come to break shame and guilt and illuminate to young people their true identity as young saints!