Rev. Jess Cook has begun serving as the presbytery’s interim associate for youth ministry. Cook, who has more than a decade of experience working with youth in a variety of contexts, loves people, liturgy that means something, and spaces that invite us to bring our whole selves, whoever we are and wherever we come from.
Youth Ministry has concluded for 2020-2021 after an entire program season on Zoom. Despite the unusual circumstances, Youth Council members developed and demonstrated leadership in new and wonderful ways this year. These include leading the worship service for the presbytery’s 106th stated meeting in October and giving a presentation to the Presbyterian Women this spring.
Colleen Earp Colleen Earp, who has been the presbytery’s associate for youth ministry since the fall of 2014, concluded her service on June 30. During her time in Presbytery of the James, Earp also served as an associate director at Camp Hanover. With the two positions, Earp ran youth programming, managed service projects, and created
A number of teens from Presbytery of the James participated in PC(USA)’s youth conference Triennium in July. The event, which is held at Purdue University in Indiana every three years, attracts teenagers from around the United States and world who are excited about their shared Church. Hannah, a member at Fairfield, decided to go after