Staff and Board Members

John Carruth

John Carruth

Founder, President

John has been working with students since 1998 serving on local church staff in Louisiana and Mississippi. John loves serving local Youth Pastors and school campuses. He joined with First Priority in March of 2010 with a burden to see the Church united on middle and high school campuses for intentional evangelism. John lives in Shreveport, LA with his wife Shelley and their two children, Jacob and Madison.

Jared Osborne

Jared Osborne

Board Member

Michael Butler

Executive Director

Michael joined the team as the Executive Director in July of 2021. He has been working with students for more than 7 years and was also a Campus Coach at Marshall High School in Marshall, Texas. Michael lives in Shreveport, LA and is engaged to Becca Durr.

Ross Setters

Ross Setters

Board Member

Mandi Killian

Mandi Killian

Board Member