Thursday, August 13, 2009

Becky Ullom to direct Youth and Young Adult Ministry.

Becky Ullom will begin as director of the Church of the Brethren's Youth and Young Adult Ministry on Aug. 31. She currently serves as director of Identity and Relations, where she is responsible for the denominational website and a range of other communication tasks for the church.

"Ullom brings a passion for young people, organizational acumen, visionary leadership, a history of ministering with Brethren youth, and strong skills in group process," according to an announcement of the appointment. Jonathan Shively, executive director for Congregational Life Ministries, commented, "As a native of young adult culture and an enthusiastic ambassador for vital youth and young adult ministries, Becky will lead us collaboratively and competently into a new and dynamic future with young people, and she will be a valuable addition to the staff of Congregational Life Ministries."

Previously, Ullom has served as coordinator of National Young Adult Conference in 2003-04, and one of the coordinators of National Youth Conference in 2001-02. She also has taught high school English. She has served in several ecumenical settings, including as a young adult steward with the World Council of Churches and as a Church of the Brethren delegate to the National Council of Churches. She holds degrees from McPherson (Kan.) College in English and Spanish, and English as a Second Language.

Source: 8/13/2009 Newsline

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