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August 17, 2007

Biographical Information: Name: Kathryn Nishibayashi Age: 24 Race/Ethnicity: Asian-American and White Location: Glendale, CA Field/job: Graduate student in Human Development and Education, and a part-time elementary school teacher...

August 17, 2007

Biographical Information: Name: Emily Beal Age: 24 Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian Location: New York, NY Field/job: Episcopal Intern     Interview Questions: What do you believe the Church’s mission is...

August 17, 2007

Biographical Information: Name: Amanda Akes Age: 23 Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian Location: Boston, MA Field/job: Student     Interview Questions: What do you believe the Church’s mission is? I...

August 16, 2007

(The Rev.) Miguelina Espinal » 32 years old » Associate Program Officer for Young Adult Ministry » Province IX » Ordained Priest (Diocese of the Dominican Republic) Miguelina describes herself as a cradle Episcopalian, and one...

August 16, 2007

» 27 years old » Dicoese of Nebraska (Church of the Resurrection, Omaha) » Young Adult Service Corps (Cuernavaca, Mexico) » Resurrection House (Omaha, NE) Denise has spent much of her life bridging two worlds. She grew up in an...

September 29, 2006

There is much to be involved in when you are in junior high and high school: my life revolved around diocesan events. When I graduated from high school, I felt let down because there was nothing for me to be involved in as a young adult. I...

September 28, 2006

I have had a hard time with most of this because I don’t know to what extent I am a “regular” young adult. However, I can truly say what I feel the church can do. I feel that the biggest priority is simply to find some universal...

September 26, 2006

I'm the kind of person who is shy in new social groups and settings. I prefer to approach people one at a time. As such, it's difficult for me to join (or even enter the building of) a new and strange church. I'm not a fan of...

September 26, 2006

“There is a fine distinction between building a church and building a new tower of Babel.  I think that there is a permanent temptation to forget the difference.”     -Henri Nouwen Denominational...

September 26, 2006

Relationship to the church: Although only recently an official member of the church, I have worshiped in Episcopal churches in various places for over 10 years, and I currently work for Trinity Church, a parish in New York City as Manager...

September 26, 2006

I think it is wonderful that the national church is finally taking an interest in the young adults. We are such a neglected group because we are truly hard to minister to. We know that. But if our home dioceses take the time to figure out...

September 26, 2006

The national Episcopal Church is facing a real problem today; that problem being, of course, the gradual loss of its “twenty-somethings” – that 18 - 30 year old age group that is slowly diminishing even as we meet...

September 26, 2006

We need to play up the strengths of the Episcopal Church. I personally get the most wonderful feeling of peace and relief at an Episcopal service. If more people were exposed to Instructed Eucharist and know what was going on, they might...

September 26, 2006

If I could express a final thought or two to the leaders of the national church, I could not express enough the need for well placed advertising. The message is out there but not reaching the places where it is needed most. Secondly, young...

September 26, 2006

My first thought when I was asked to participate in this weekend event was a sense of hope that was inspired simply by the fact that the national Episcopal Church is interested enough in reaching young adults to fund a conference of this...

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