Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has named Bronwyn Clark Skov as Program Officer for Lifelong Christian Formation and Youth.
"Bronwyn"s background in youth ministry will provide insights into opportunities for the Episcopal Church to reach out and connect with today"s youth in today"s society," commented the Rev. Robert Honeychurch, interim director of the Church"s Evangelism and Congregational Life Center. "The Program Officer for Lifelong Christian Formation and Youth is a key member of Evangelism and Congregational Life Center."
Working in a team setting, in her new position Skov will be responsible for coordinating the overall lifelong formation ministry work at the Church Center. Skov will also be responsible for developing youth formation resources using in web, print and multimedia tools; building collaborative working relationships with constituents and networks; and coordinating youth events with a theological understanding. She will be responsible for overall coordination of the lifelong Christian formation staff.
Skov is currently the Canon Missioner for Leadership Development in the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota.
"Having worked in congregational, community, regional, diocesan and provincial youth ministry settings, I am concerned that we are stuck in old models for ministry that are becoming more and more impotent in this post-modern, post-Christian era," she wrote in her application letter. "I see great hope in reclaiming youth ministry and faith formation as a primary tool for evangelism in this new century."
Previously, Skov held youth ministry positions in Episcopal churches in Minnesota. She holds a BA from Macalester College in Minnesota and a certificate in Youth Ministry and Theology from Princeton Youth Forums, a program of Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey.
Skov will begin her duties July 1 and plans to attend the 76th General Convention in Anaheim, California, July 8 17. Her office will be based in Minnesota.
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