We’re so glad you’ve visited our webpage. The goal of the How’d They Do That? podcast is to expose others to the stories of people who are doing great things in and around student ministry. We want our listeners to learn from the experiences of others, and to grow together.

Our desire is that each and every episode will inspire you to pursue God, as you pursue great things for students. We’d love your insight and feedback. Please provide us with a rating and review after each episode. In addition, if there are people who are doing great things for students that you’d like to learn more about, let us know. We’ll do our best to reach out and attempt to get them on our podcast. In the meantime, keep listening, and pointing students toward Jesus!


The “How’d They Do That?” Team

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BRENT Squires - HOST

Brent Squires has dedicated the last twenty-plus years of his life to student ministry. As an experienced pastor, leader, and communicator, Brent has a passion for pointing students toward Jesus.

As an Associate Pastor at Bay Area Community Church, a 2,500+ multi-site church, Brent directly oversees the student ministry at the Annapolis campus, as well as heading up the Central Student Ministry team for all campuses. Brent oversees a staff of seven, as well as 50+ adult volunteers.

Before hearing God’s call to full-time pastoral ministry, Brent worked for the Washington Redskins where he was primarily responsible for overseeing all luxury seating at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. It was while with the Redskins for eight seasons that Brent honed his organizational and event planning skills as he managed all Redskins football games and FedEx Field special events.

Brent and his beautiful wife Patti have been married since 1992, and have three teen-aged/young adult children, Paul, Timothy, and Lauren. He enjoys reading, running, watching Redskins football, and spending time with good friends. He was born in Washington, DC, and raised in southern-Maryland.

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Born and raised in Maryland, Lauren grew up attending church with her family. It was not until the summer of 2005, that Lauren gave her life to Christ at Young Life Camp. After that summer, Lauren decided to pursue student ministry as her career path. She attended Eastern University for her undergrad majoring in Student Ministry and Psychology. After graduating in 2011, Lauren lead Young Life in the West Philly suburbs. Lauren has a passion for outreach and reaching the farthest out student!

In 2014, Lauren met Brent through a mutual friend and decided to come work for Bay Area Community Church. She is currently the Student Ministry Director overseeing the day-to-day functions of the middle school, high school, and college ministry. Lauren and her husband Mike have been married 6 years, and have a spunky two-year-old daughter named Elliott. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading and traveling to new places!


Josh Lowrie has worked in live production and in studios as an audio, lighting and video engineer. This podcast is the second one that Josh has had the privilege to work with as he’s worked alongside The Way Of Improvement Leads Home as a producer for their podcast. Josh now works alongside the Student team at Bay Area Community Church as the Production Coordinator and lives in Pasadena, MD with his wife, Rachel and guinea pigs, Astro and Dipper.

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Allie Battan started her career in ministry as an intern at Bay Area Community Church and quickly found herself working part time alongside the student team as the Student Administrative Assistant. She continues her education through University of Maryland and has a passion for reaching and discipling students.