I’m Cassie Moore, writer, speaker, artist, student of culture, and disciple of Christ. I currently maintain an international middle school ministry column, “Betwixt: Middle School” and write for thESource. I also write for several resource teams, have been a guest speaker for KFUO, have partnered with Lutheran Hour Ministries as a speaker for their Men’s Network Bible studies and their Regional Outreach Conferences, and have been a keynote speaker for the Ontario circuit youth gathering in Canada.
I am a bundle of contradictions: a fashion-loving frugalista, a sport-loving girly girl, an artist who loves to write, and a dreamer who excels at planning. I’m curious, and interested in everything–so much so that my high school counselor threw his arms up as he attempted to figure out my future career.
I grew up in Illinois and Minnesota and experienced the most richly diverse childhood one could imagine, including frequent trips to museums, body building competitions, cross-country road trips, and educational tours of maximum-security prisons. I dabbled in a little bit of everything–ballet, soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and cross country running, horse-back riding, painting and sculpting classes, photography, writing courses, belly-dancing, and toothpaste-making (ok, that was self-taught).
I’ve been writing and painting ever since I can remember, and jumped into journalism with the fourth grade class newspaper at the ripe age of 9. I’ve written for and been editor for nearly a dozen different school papers through grade school, high school, and college, and earned an award for my collegiate academic research. I also produced two large-scale papers in high school and college, The Underbeat and Raised Down–both of which had cult followings. My blog here has twice been awarded the WordPress “Freshly Pressed” award.
I earned my degree in Christian Education Leadership from Concordia University in Irvine, California. I’ve worked with high school and middle school youth in Minnesota, California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, and Texas over the last several years.
I am passionate about relational, Christ-centered ministry that draws people into the family of believers and gives them a place to feel comfortable in their own skin while continually growing and learning how to engage their world as Christians. I’ve modeled my life around 2 Timothy’s admonition that “God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and self-discipline.”
I’m a Director of Christian Education overseeing lifespan ministry, and my husband, Tyler, is a pastor. He grew up all around Florida, and toted a surf board all the way to California, where I fell in love with him as he rode his skateboard around our college campus.
I enjoy exploring new places, painting, writing, reading, learning about everything possible, wandering aimlessly in nature, eating sushi, observing culture, and talking to strangers.
We have two freakily intelligent Australian Shepherd puppies named Bonzer and Tucker, a large collection of funky abstract art, lime green couches, and about one box of cereal in the pantry on any given day.
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