Victoria Etherington has been appointed to the new role of Circuit Youth Ministry Leader. Her role will be to work alongside our great team of volunteers in developing youth work in our Circuit. She will be supporting work in specific churches, developing youth work generally across the circuit, and also supporting District youth work.
Victoria has gained widespread experience and skills through voluntary and paid youth ministry both in this country and in America where she also served as a Youth Ministry Consultant. During that time she has also been awarded Masters Degrees in Divinity and Ministry with Young People at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Victoria says: "I feel called to youth ministry, so it is very exciting to see how committed York Methodist circuit are to their young people and to become a part of that investment. After many years in youth ministry; on both sides of the Atlantic, with different denominations, as volunteer, parent, consultant and employee I have experienced many different approaches, perspectives and roles within youth ministry. This experience allows me to approach the work with creativity, flexibility and deep appreciation for the importance of remembering that the centre of any Christian ministry is not humanity but God."