All Saints, New Albany
Nominee for Lay Deputy to the 81st General Convention
Please describe your participation in the life of your congregation, the diocese, and the larger community.
I am currently a college student attending Capital University in Bexley, Ohio. My congregation is All Saints in New Albany, about 15 minutes away from my college campus. I have been a member of All Saints for about twelve years, and I now remain active in the parish through my membership on vestry, service as acolyte, and other miscellaneous involvements. My service has thus far been restricted quite locally to parishes, and I would love to extend my service to a broader, diocesan level. I hope to offer unique insight to the convention from my perspective as a young member of the church.
Why do you feel God is calling you to serve in this position?
Through my time on vestry at All Saints, I have experienced what it is like to have a role in the decision-making process of a church. Extending this to a broader stage would be a valuable learning experience for me, and I believe and hope I have unique insight to offer. It is no secret that youth are a difficult demographic to reach in a meaningful way, and I hope to be part of the conversation that changes this fact. I know how Christ has impacted my life, and any opportunity to share that impact with others my age is one I hope to be a part of. I believe convention may be such an opportunity.