Cathy Bartel, wife of nationally known youth leadership specialist, Blaine Bartel, has worked with Americas youth for over 20 years. Starting with the video series "Fire by Nite" in the late 1980s, Cathy and Blaine have mentored, coached, and trained young people to make a difference in the world. Blaine served as OneightyÂ® s Youth Pastor for 7 years and as the National Director, helping it become America s largest local church youth ministry, reaching more than 2,000 students each week.
He is now the Associate Pastor of 12,000-member Church On The Move in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Blaine uses the Thrive audio resource to equip thousands of church and youth leaders each month with principles, ideas, and strategies that work. Blaine and Cathy are still madly in love and they have 3 boys who love God: Jeremy 20, Dillon 18, Brock 16.