We were living in a time that felt very uncertain and polarized before the COVID19 pandemic. New realities of life have only added to questions about what the future looks like, how we are responding to competing narratives, and where God is in all of it. This pre-event will help youth workers engage with the stories that every youth and family bring into the church with the hope of setting the stage for greater understanding of the self, others, and the Holy.
The event will focus on two areas:
Christian Brooks, MDiv, MS is the Representative for Domestic Issues at the Office of Public Witness in Washington, DC. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Brian Kuhn, MA, LPC is the Executives Director of PYWA and a 20-year youth and family ministry veteran. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in adolescences and families. He has written curriculums and training on suicide awareness and prevention for faith communities: Soul Shop for Youth, Soul Shop for Youth Workers, Soul Shop for Campus Ministry, and Soul Shop for Campus Ministry Leaders.