Young adults of color explore ministry opportunities at June retreat

Posted May 3, 2012

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Young adults of color are invited to examine their gifts and explore opportunities at a June weekend Episcopal Church retreat, Why Serve 2012: Discerning God’s Call.

Why Serve 2012 will be held Wednesday, June 6 to Sunday, June 10 hosted by Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia.

The conference is geared for young adults of color, ages 18-30, from throughout the Episcopal Church. It is sponsored by Virginia Theological Seminary, and the Episcopal Church Center offices of Asian American Ministries, Black Ministries, Latino/Hispanic Ministries, Native American Ministries, and Young Adult Ministries.

According to Jason Sierra, Episcopal Church young adult ministries officer, “Whether you are feeling called to be a priest, a vestry member, a nurse, a father, or a cook; whether you’re in school, working, or just in-between; whether you’re a regular church-goer, a used-to goer, or a seeker, we hope you’ll join us for this transformative experience.”

Among the topics to be explored are “The New Community,” “Identity” and “Advocacy.”

Cost is $65 which includes meals, lodging, conference fees; fee does not include travel.

Registration deadline is May 15.

Why Serve Conference info and registration is here.

For more info contact: Angie Cabanban,, 212-716-6186.