Youth Leadership Academy

The Spiritual Opportunity to Unite and Learn Conference (S.O.U.L.) provides Episcopal youth in grades 9-12 from across the Black/African Diaspora a safe place and time to meet and grow in relationship with one another in Christ. Participants in S.O.U.L. engage in Bible study and spiritual formation, develop key leadership skills through mission work and cultural and community immersion, and explore ways to claim greater visibility and a louder voice within The Episcopal Church.


Why Serve is an Episcopal vocational discernment conference for young adults. This annual retreat offers fellowship, training, discernment, and self-care for young adults (ages 18-30) from the Asian American, Black/African Diaspora, Indigenous/Native American, and Latino/Hispanic communities of The Episcopal Church.



CONTACT: The Rev. Ronald C. Byrd, Sr.
Missioner for Black Ministries