Meet Ethan Brenner, Chapel Hill Teen

Back in the summer of 2015, Chapel Hill Youth Ministry Director Eric Hauck sat down to talk with Ethan Brenner about life, faith, cars, Colorado and other favorite and least favorite things.

MEET the TEEN! – Ethan Brenner

What three things you want to have with you if you were stranded alone on an island? 

A lighter, a camper, and chic fil-a

What is your greatest pet peeve? 

People who don’t wash their hands

What is one question you will ask God when you get to heaven?

Can I see my family?

Who’s your favorite Super Hero? Favorite Villain?  

Batman, Boba Fett

If you were going to ride across Texas in a 1965 El Camino with a famous actor, who would it be?  

Johnny Depp

What is a bible verse that means a lot to you? 

Proverbs 24:1-2

If all food in the whole world tasted the same, what would you want it to taste like?

Tacos, definitely

If you were allowed to throw one thing off the Empire State Building what would you throw? 

A bowling ball

If you were given 10 million dollars, what would you do with it?  

Buy nice cars, invest in stocks, then buy more nice cars

Have you ever cried at a movie? If so which one? 

Yes, Beethoven when I was six

Favorite app on your phone?

Puzzle bits

Craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Bungee swinging

What famous person does Pastor Jeff most remind you of? 

Pastor Jeff…duh

What comforts you when you are sad?

Food and Netflix

Would you rather go to school for a day dressed like Cinderella, OR sing a song in front of church in a wrestling singlet?

I would rather wear a dress. It would be very breezy though.

If you were going to be an animal, what would you be? 

A sea turtle.

If you could choose one superpower what would it be? 

I could stop time.

Have you ever sung out loud to a Taylor Swift song? Where?

Yes, in the car. Loud and proud

Your teacher has his fly down when talking to you… do you tell him or not? 

No, just keep your head down.

Coolest place you ever visited?

Pikes peak in Colorado

What are a few things that help you draw closer to Jesus? 

Sunday night HS bible study @ Bennett’s and my close friends

What is something you are really good at? 

Doing nothing for hours.

Oldest person you ever met? 

My great grandpa who is 96

Ok…so toilet paper…. fold?  or crumple? 


What is one thing you really like about Chapel Hill UMC? 

The sound booth:)

Most fun memory with your dad?

Building a “pirate ship” or driving to Kansas City to eat at Arthur Bryant’s

Three things you want to do before you die?

Have a family, drive my dream car, and visit all the states

Where will you be living and doing in 10 years? 

I will have a job and living in Colorado

What’s the scariest thing about girls?

“I’m fine”

Who’s your hero? 

Connor Brown

Scariest moment of your life?

Driving on ice on the way to church and not being able to stop

Three words to describe Jesus as you know Him? 

Compassionate, loving, and wise

Favorite Holiday? 


What song gets stuck in your head the most? 

Watch me

Who influenced you most in your faith and walk with Jesus? 

Ben Wheeler

What was your favorite toy when you were Five? 

Thomas the tank engine

Farthest from home you’ve ever been? 


If money were NO issue, what would you do with your life? 

Make people happy and leave huge tips

What is one of the coolest “God moments” you’ve experienced? 

Working in a soup kitchen on a mission trip

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