As an author, speaker, and Director of Christian Education, Cassie Moore oversees kids and youth ministry at a multi-site church and school in St. Petersburg, Florida. She recently released her first book, “Authentic Youth Ministry: Straight Talk about Working with Kids, Teens & In-Between” from Concordia Publishing House. She’s worked with students from coast to coast, maintains an international youth ministry column at, writes freelance curriculum, and has spoken nationally for many organizations and conferences. A graduate of Concordia University in Irvine, she’s served as a Gathering Planner for the last three National Youth Gatherings. She is passionate about ministry and outreach, and enjoys observing culture and talking to strangers. Her husband, Tyler, is a pastor, and they have two Australian Shepherds.

Recent Posts by Cassie Moore

Life After Suicide: A Christian Guide for Helping Those Who Grieve

If you need help, tell someone immediately. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, call 911, or go to

I was getting ready early one morning, when I received a frantic call.

“Go straight to the middle school,” my coworker urged. “A seventh-grader, Chelsea, committed suicide last night. The school needs you.”

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