Having started working at youth camps while he was in college, Austin Holland has been working in the local church since 2012. Currently serving at St. Stephen UMC in Charlotte NC, Austin’s work generally focuses on teenagers and discipleship. Having been a part of the first LEAD young adult cohort Austin is excited to return as a speaker.

Austin’s LEAD 2023 talk topic: Race relations are not this giant mystery and there are concrete steps churches can be taking in order to better reflect the kingdom of God.