Videos present mission, work of Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps

Posted Sep 19, 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The mission, ministry, and impact that the Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) volunteers have on a local community somewhere in the world are told in visually-exciting videos available here.

YASC is a ministry for Episcopal young adults, ages 21 – 30, who are interested in exploring their faith in new ways by living and serving in communities around the Anglican Communion.

Three videos, each about four minutes long, relay the stimulating real-life experiences of YASC volunteers currently on assignment in Hong Kong, the Philippines and South Africa.  The videos are: Church Leaders talk about YASC; YASC – what kind of work do they do?; and  What’s it like to be in YASC?.

“The ministry of the young adults is told through interviews with YASC volunteers and their church leader hosts,” noted the Rev. David Copley, Mission Personnel Officer.  “The videos demonstrate the adventure, spiritual transformation, hands-on work, and positive impact of the young adults serving around the world.”

For the 2013-2014 term, 28 young adults from 24 Episcopal Church dioceses are serving as YASC missionaries in locales throughout the Anglican Communion.

YASC volunteers featured in the videos are:

In South Africa: Jared Grant, Diocese of Western North Carolina; Holly Millburn, Dioceses of Lexington and New York; Stephen Smith, Diocese of California; and Cameron Spoor, Diocese of Texas.

In Hong Kong: Grace Flint, Diocese of Kentucky

In the Philippines: Andrew Joyce, Diocese of Kentucky

One of the videos illustrates the positive impact of the YASC program in various locations and features interviews with: the Very Rev. Matthias Der, Dean of St. John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong; Jane Guiguit, Junior Warden, Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Tadian, Philippines; the Rev. Peter Douglas Koon, Secretary General, the Province of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui; Floyd Lalwet, Provincial Secretary and Counsel for the Episcopal Church in the Philippines; Brother Robert James Magliula, Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery, Grahamstown, South Africa; the Most Rev. Edward Malecdan, Prime Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines; and Canon Delene Mark, Director, Hope Africa.

For more information contact Copley at

The videos were produced by the Episcopal Church Office of Communication.

YASC blogs
Each YASC volunteer maintains a blog, detailing their service, reflections and adventures.  The blogs are ideal for connecting with others in the Episcopal Church and around the world.

All the blogs are here