Mitch Wardell grew up in Laurel. His family moved here when he was four years old and he has been attending Grace Bible Church ever since. After graduating high school, Mitch went on to earn his undergraduate degree from Yellowstone Christian College. During his time in college, he continued to help out with youth group activities and even had an internship at GBC. In 2014 Mitch was lucky enough to marry his wife Kelli. This young couple participates in the GBC worship team and spends time investing in young people in the Laurel community. Mitch was hired on as the youth and college pastor in the spring of 2018. Now he is enjoying serving in the youth ministry while attending Liberty University for his master’s degree in history.