YA Ministries friends –
I wanted to share with you some things happening in the world of YA Ministries (and with me, personally).
As you might be aware, I have moved back to Canada, from Independence, and am working remotely from there until December 31, 2014. After that time, because of my desire to live in Canada, I will no longer be in the role of Young Adult Ministries Specialist with the church. Because of budget constraints, likely that position will not be filled for awhile (as I know more, I’ll be sure to share!)
HOWEVER this does not mean the end of Community of Christ Young Adults Ministries!!!
In the next few weeks you’ll be hearing more and more about the Young Adult Ministries Team, but more importantly, our transformation to becoming the Innovative Ministries Team (a name we feel better represents the population we work with, our goals, and purpose within the church). I am excited to continue as a part of this team even after my employment ends. This team has inspired and motivated me in so many ways, and I’m excited that you will hear more from them and be a part of our initiatives! Ben Smith and I are co-leading this team focused on collaboration, innovative and engaging ideas, advocating for needs, offering resources of support, and providing more opportunities for leadership development – for people like you!
Personally, I will be moving to a career focused on running a small coaching and consulting business out of Vancouver, BC called Steer Empowerment Consulting where I will be working with individuals and teams on personal growth and leadership development (much in a similar way I have as the YA Ministries Specialist, just as a small business rather than under church employment). I hope that as a coach and consultant, I can continue in a partnership with various aspects of the Community of Christ and I am most definitely still open to working with any of you in the areas of personal growth and leadership development you may be interested in (or interested in offering your #cofcya groups)!! If you have any questions or would like to talk about how we can continue to work together, I will always be glad to hear from you!
As always, feel free to ask any questions you have. I know this is all a bit vague and perhaps confusing? I’ll be happy to share whatever I can!
Just wanted to keep you informed!
Young Adult Ministries Specialist
Community of Christ