Julie Richardson: Youth in a Changing World, Jun 20-21
Julie will be exploring key issues in youth ministry, how we approach it from various cultural contexts, and, most of all, how it is crucial to approach youth ministry from a place of deep commitment to relationship, first and foremost.
Prior to beginning work at LTS in the areas of development and alumni relations, Julie served for 15 years in both congregational and regional expressions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in youth and young adult ministry. Over the course of that time, she was the featured speaker at retreats and camps in various regions, and served as a consultant for several small Disciples congregations concerning youth ministry. She has a particular passion for helping congregations think outside the box about ministry with and to youth and young adults, and in helping congregations understand the theological roots of why this ministry matters.
Julie lives in Louisville with her daughter Madeleine, and attends First Christian Church. In her spare time, she writes, jogs, and drinks copious amounts of coffee.