13 Episcopalians serving as missionaries through the Young Adult Service Corps
Thirteen young adults representing 14 Episcopal Church dioceses are serving as missionaries in the Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) for the 2017-2018 term in locales throughout the Anglican Communion. Five of them are continuing their ministries with YASC for a second year.
YASC is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for young adults, ages 21 - 30, who are interested in exploring their faith in new ways by living and serving in communities around the Anglican Communion.
Each YASC missionary maintains a blog, detailing his/her service, reflections and adventures. Elizabeth Boe, Episcopal Church Mission Personnel Officer and a former YASC missionary who served in Tanzania, said blogs enable the young adults to serve as evangelists both in their host dioceses and at home.
Meet the YASC missionaries
The 13 YASC missionaries, their home dioceses, host dioceses, and blog addresses are:
Sarah Anderson, Diocese of Mississippi
Sarah is teaching at the nursery school at St. John’s Seminary in the Diocese of the Rift Valley, Tanzania. Her blog is here.
Elizabeth Bleynat, Diocese of Western North Carolina
Elizabeth is serving with the Mission to Seafarers in the Diocese of Western Kowloon, Hong Kong. Her blog is here
Amelia Brown, Diocese of Albany
Amelia is serving with the communication department of the Anglican Communion Office in London, England. She is the first young adult to serve in this internship. Her blog is here.
Eleanor Duncan Campbell, Diocese of Virginia
Duncan is teaching at the Hogar Escuela in the Diocese of Costa Rica. Her blog is here.
Aspen Gomez, Diocese of Texas
Aspen is teaching at the Hogar Escuela in the Diocese of Costa Rica. Her blog is here.
Benjamin Hansknecht, Diocese of Central New York
Ben is working with the E-CARE Foundation in the Visayas Area Mission. His blog is here.
Emma Schauf, Diocese of Pittsburgh
Emma is serving with the Tsedaqah Community Ministry in the Diocese of Liverpool, England. Her blog is here.
Caroline Sprinkle, Diocese of North Carolina
Caroline is working with the E-CARE Foundation in the Diocese of Northern Luzon, Philippines. Her blog is here.
Second Year YASCers
Adrienne Davis, Diocese of Southern Virginia
Adrienne continues to serve with Helpers for Domestic Helpers at St. John’s Cathedral in the Diocese of Hong Kong Island. Her blog is here.
Lexy Fields, Diocese of Florida
Lexy continues her ministry with social outreach and education programs of the Diocese of Costa Rica. Her blog is here.
Zach Jeffers, Diocese of Upper South Carolina
Zach will continue his ministry with the Mission to Seafarers and will move to work with the Mission in Wellington, New Zealand. His blog is here.
Emily Kirk, Diocese of East Tennessee
Emily continues to serve with the Tsedaqah Community Ministry in the Diocese of Liverpool, England. Her blog is here.
Kellan continues her work with the E-CARE Foundation in the Diocese of Santiago, Philippines. Here blog is here
All the blogs are here.