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“Where do we go from here?” A Panel Discussion of Now Generation Ministers
January 19 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
As the next generations get set to inherit the world and Church we have created, what do they see as the biggest concerns and how do they plan to address them? For those in ministry in the current generation(s), this is an opportunity to learn ways we can support the Church of the future by acting now. Questions from non-panelists (via chat) are planned. Featured panelists include Christian Grant, Katie Lamirato, Andrea St. Louis, Fugi Acevedo and Jane Kyong Chun with Reverend David Wright as the moderator. Zoom link here.
This event is part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. More info for the whole week’s events can be found here.
Christian Grant: Christian Grant grew up in Mattapan for most of his life and currently lives in Quincy, MA. He attended Northpoint Bible College and got his undergrad in Biblical Theology and Youth and Family Ministry. In 2015, he started working at the Boston Project Ministries as a Youth Program Manager until 2021. He now works full-time with Young Life as an Area Director to help raise new leaders and develop new ministries to connect with young people in Boston. He is married to his lovely wife Mary Grant who works with him as a Direct Ministry Staff for Young Life.
Katie Lamirato: Katie is a 26-year-old law student at Northeastern. Originally from Colorado, she loves skiing, mountains, and honestly all things outdoors. She came to Boston in 2014 to attend Boston College and ended up staying here. She thinks chocolate and peanut butter is a glorious food combination and being fed is her primary love language. Her church family is Antioch Roxbury, a local house church network.
Andrea St. Louis: Andrea is a woman on a journey to know God’s heart, and to encourage, empower, equip, and educate women in the pursuit of purpose. She is a recent graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (CUME Boston), with a Master of Arts in Urban Ministry Leadership. She also holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Thinking & Innovative Practices from Bay Path University in Longmeadow, MA, and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. Andrea is the Owner of StepIn2Purpose Consulting where she supports coaching clients in learning to “shed the shell” and pursue purpose-filled goals and friendships. She is also the Owner of The Tatted Professionals, providing writing and business consulting services to help individuals and entrepreneurs create their professional presence. In addition to her entrepreneurial pursuits, Andrea is an Adjunct Professor, Author, workshop facilitator, speaker, and book club host. She is privileged to share her life’s journey with her husband, Matthew, and their two beautiful boys.
Jane Kyong Chung: Born and raised in the New York City area, Jane was called to New England after God changed her life during college. She received her M.Div from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and currently serves as the English Congregation’s pastor at North Boston Korean United Methodist Church in Andover, MA. Jane also serves as pastoral staff on ARISE Ministries, a regional non-profit that contends for the revival of the second generation of the Korean Church of New England. Her prayer is that the next generation would encounter the life-changing Jesus that set her free. Jane is also the research specialist for the Thriving Congregations Team at the Center for Urban Ministerial Education in Roxbury. She is passionate about how research can be used to build up the Church (with emphasis on immigrant churches and churches of color) by better informing its future. In her free time, she loves jazz in vinyl form, coffee, interior design, and basketball.
Fugi Acevedo: Fugi is a Boston-born poet and visual creative who drives to create art from a place of vulnerability. Along with the arts, he uses powerlifting to discover mental and physical strength while being actively involved in the community. Fugi is a strong believer that both therapy and having a relationship with God are essential.
- Rev. Kelly Fassett