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The Voices of Interlude: Kyle Rebik

05/20/2020 09:09AM ● By Rachel Miller
By Rachel Miller

– Kyle is the young adults and connections pastor at Steamboat Christian Center.

What does a typical day of yours look like before the coronavirus?

I oversee our young adults group, which ranges from 18 to mid 30s. We get together, we eat – it’s a community, a place where you can celebrate and also go through tough times together. One of our core values is family. In this community we have a lot of people that don’t live with their family, so it’s a huge thing to have it centered around family. 

In what ways has the pandemic changed your typical day?

It has changed because everything is now online. We have been setting up a lot of Zoom meetings. But it has been cool because I think it has created pockets for people to grow stronger. We will prompt a question, then send them into breakout rooms on Zoom, allowing a smaller space to feel stronger together. 

What has been the most challenging for you during this time?

I also work with the Hype, which is our youth group ranging from 6th to 12th grade and engaging those students right now has been quite challenging. They have a lot more free time on their hands now, so just keeping those kids engaged right now I’d say has been most difficult. 

What is the most gratifying part of your job?

It’s when someone either finds community or finds God. Knowing that it brings people together and gives them a sense of belonging. Little pieces like that remind me that people do need this, and people do want this.

What do you do with your free time during this stay-at-home order?

I’ve been mountain biking a lot. But mostly just being outside and being active as much as possible. I’ve also been trying to read more. Trying to come out of this time a better person than when I came into it.
Is there a message you would most want to give the public?

I think more than anything, it is crazy going through this, but it is also reality. In the midst of this reality, it’s more of a question for yourself of how you can help others through this time. Just know that this will end, but there are people here to support. 

Are there any silver linings you see in this situation?

Obviously from a church point of view, I think God has been challenging people to have church in their house to have faith in the middle of the week, but if you seek for God you will find him.