CYMT is blessed by having a supportive and active Board of Directors. We are grateful for their service to our ministry. Meet our CYMT Board of Directors.
John Padgett, Chair – Brentwood United Methodist Church
Overton Colton, Vice-Chair – First Presbyterian Church
Lindsay Brooks – CYMT Alumna/Brentwood United Methodist Church
Elizabeth Coble – First Presbyterian Church
Tess Frohock – CYMT Alumna
Blair and Tina Hollis – First Presbyterian Church
Ed Minnich – Brentwood United Methodist Church
Deb Phillips – Brentwood United Methodist Church
Chris Provost – Brentwood United Methodist Church
Donald Reid – Brentwood United Methodist Church
Bryant Tirrill – First Presbyterian Church
Jeff Wilson – First Presbyterian Church
CYMT is proud to announce the expansion of our original initiative into Theology Together 2.0. CYMT aims to develop a curriculum to be used in local congregations and ministries. Taking what we have learned about engaging youth in deep theological reflection during missional experiences and embedding those processes into congregational youth ministries.
"I hope students come away from my courses with the ability to think more deeply, richly and theologically about their youth ministry practice. I think a lot of what happens in youth ministry happens unreflectively and can be deforming to young people, and my courses are intended to give students a theological framework for evaluating and reforming their youth ministry practice."
Of course, I want students to drink deeply from the academic readings, lectures and discussions, and I want them to be informed by the academics. But more than that, I want them to see that youth ministry is a calling of God, an important part of God’s mission in the world, one that should give them pride and evoke humility at the same time.