co-sponsored by the Diocese of California and Church Divinity School of the Pacific
The Fourth Annual Youth Ministry Symposium at Church Divinity School of the Pacific focuses on the challenges young people face when they become aware of their own economic, racial, gender, and political privilege in the context of mission trips and service projects. The day will include:
Date: April 9, 2016, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Church Divinity School of the Pacific
Cost: $25 (includes lunch)
Anne Clarke - Keynote Speaker
Anne is the lifelong Christian formation coordinator for the Diocese of Northern California. She recently graduated from Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) in Berkeley, CA with a Master of Divinity and a MA focusing on faith formation in the area of religion and society. Anne has been a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Benicia for three years, where she has served as the coordinator of the Abraham Path interfaith project and as the youth and family ministries coordinator. Originally from northwest Indiana, both Anne and her spouse, Myles, lived in Los Angeles for several years before coming to northern California. Before seminary, Anne worked as a teacher, tutor and communications staff person at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral in Los Angeles. Anne works with leaders in the diocese to create partnerships and working groups to increase Christian faith formation in our congregations.
Samantha Haycock - Workshop Leader
Samantha Haycock is the director of children and youth ministry at Christ Episcopal Church in Alameda. She has been living out her vocation in ministry since 2009 and has served the community of Christ Church since 2012. Her passion in ministry is spreading Jesus’ call for social justice and in helping people to make connections between their daily and spiritual lives so that they can bring their whole and authentic selves to the world. Samantha has been involved in one way or another in most diocesan sponsored youth events over the past decade from summer camps, to Happening, to Episcopal Youth Event, and beyond. Samantha is a banana slug, holding a BA in psychology from UC Santa Cruz and has a certificate in youth and family ministry from Bexley Seabury and Forma Faith Formation Academy. She is a participant in the Collaborative for Church Vitality, serves on the Forma Advocacy Working Group, and assists The Episcopal Church with the youth, young adult, and Sermons that Work online presences. When she is not working Samantha enjoys concocting strange things in her kitchen and hiking all over the place.