It is with great excitement that I announce the addition of Erin Sloan Jackson to the Center for Youth Ministry Excellence (home of The Youthworker Movement) as our new National Director for Community and Care.
Erin and I have crossed paths a number of times sharing in Youthwork together over the last decade. What I appreciate about Erin is her clear Christ-centered way of being in ministry with Youth and also with her fellow Youthworkers. She has a clear Wesleyan passion for the Bible, Prayer, and for those on the margins of life in God’s grand creation.
Central to her new position with CYMX is her passion for caring for the hearts and souls of Youthworkers. I think she would say that “self-care” is a growing edge for her personally and frankly she convicted me of my need for more God-time as well as rest and renewal with my family and friends. She has helped me to purposely add Sabbath back into my weekly schedule. I can’t imagine anybody I know with better gifts and graces to help serve our growing networks of Youthworkers around the USA to resource them and care for them as a community, while being a safe contact individually to share the burdens as well as the frustrations of ministry with Youth.
In the coming weeks you will hear more from her directly as she works to build intentional relationships among the members of The Youthworker Movement. For now I’ll let her introduce herself.
Charles W. Harrison
CEO & Executive Director
CYMX & The Youthworker Movement
My point in all this self-prattle is that I feel like over the years I’ve developed a pretty solid feel for what CMYX and YouthWorker Movement hold as precious at their heart, and my excitement about Erin’s continued involvement with both entities arises from the knowledge that she holds those same things close to hers. In my opinion, support of Erin supports all that I have known to be central to the existence of CMYX and the YouthWorker Movement.
Kevin Alton, the tall one at the YouthWorker Circuit
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I have had the pleasure of knowing Erin Jackson for over a decade and have always been very impressed by her hard work, her ability to work with churches from around the country, and her passion for those who serve in youth ministry. Her perceptiveness, knowledge of youth ministry, and a desire to help others in ministry has always drawn people to Erin and to her ministry. Her boundless energy and dedication to God always shows and I know that she will be a great addition to the Center for Youth Ministry Excellence and to the Youthworker Movement. Every ministry should have a person on staff with the purpose and passion of Erin.Owner of The Ministry Group
Last year when I became involved with the new day of the Youthworker Movement I was introduced to Erin Jackson as part of a volunteer team to lead this endeavor. Since then I’ve come to appreciate the many gifts that Erin brings to teenagers as a youth pastor, a grace and knowledge as a leader for other youth workers and and a good friend. She is someone who gets things done so I am extremely excited for the vision and desires she is going to be implementing and pursing for youthworkers.
Gavin Richardson, the Short one, Youthworker Circuit