Message from The Rev. Mary Cat Young – YA Network Coordinator

Message from The Rev. Mary Cat Young – YA Network Coordinator
The Rev. Mary Cat Young – EDNY Young Adult Coordinator

When I arrived in NYC in 2011, I was thrilled to be called as a college chaplain serving on the Bishop’s staff as a companion to students in the city.

I had no idea that I would find myself as a catalyst and a companion to young adult leaders active in congregations across the city, and working to build a strong ministry that is now called the Young Adult Network.

I have walked with hundreds of young adults who have come to this city seeking a Christian community in which to grow in their relationship with God, to serve others and to find faithful friendships. You are that beautiful ministry and I am so proud and so grateful for my time with you.

In July I will follow a new call to North Carolina, where I will serve as the next Chaplain to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I will take with me the 8 years of experience and joy of life found here in NYC and will certainly look back on all the relationships and companions found here with thankfulness and a deep love.

As you continue in your journey here, for months, or years, in young adulthood and as you transition into full-on “adulting,” my prayer for you is that you will pass on to the next generation of adults-in-the-making a love for God, a love for neighbor, and an invitation to social connection, spiritual practice and serving others in community with one another!

Peace and blessings be with you always!
The Rev. Mary Cat Young
EDNY Young Adult Network Coordinator 2012-2019