Meet Elder Josh Benadum

The Xenos Servant Team has approved Josh Benadum as a Xenos elder. Get to know Josh, and how God has worked in his life through the years:

What is your history with Xenos, and what has engaged you to connect here?

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What do you feel are the strengths and weaknesses of our church?
I feel very conscious of the tension Xenos tries walks between being a movement and an institution. I have great admiration for the wisdom and humility with which our leadership has balanced these realities for decades. I believe this balance is going to be critical as we look towards what God wants to do in this church over the next 30 years. We will need to keep asking God to show us how to avoid the weaknesses and maximize the strengths of each.
What's a favorite experience you've had at Xenos?
Discipling high school students to maturity. There is nothing more rewarding I have done in my entire life then discipling guys from the age of 14 all the way to seeing them lead for God, marry strong spiritual women, and now start families dedicated to worshiping God.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I love to play pick-up sports, especially basketball and soccer. I enjoy high-end coffee, mid to low-end wine, and love trying new places to eat with my wife.

Any fun facts? Curious life events? 
Growing up in Cambodia is certainly unusual. I speak Khmer and English and some French. And I am ambidextrous!