Our Team

Megan DeWald
Megan (she/her) cultivates connection and friendship among people from different social locations and is passionate about building just, equitable communities.

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Elizabeth "Liz" Moore
Assistant Director
Liz (she/her) solves problems and creates solutions for ministry leaders through dynamic programming, systemic change, and spiritual formation.

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Angellica Sweat
Program Coordinator
Angellica (she/her) curates innovative theological programs for congregational youth leaders and is passionate about fostering caring communities for transformational ministry..

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Barbara Holland
Administrative Assistant
Barbara (she/her) handles all the logistical coordination for programs and events offered through the Institute for Youth Ministry.

Michael Paul Cartledge II
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Michael Paul (he/him) is a practical theologian who studies Christian formation, educational ministry, and neurodiversity.

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Kenda Creasy Dean
Faculty Liaison
Kenda (she/her) is a pastor, professor, practical theologian, author, and serial social entrepreneur who is committed to the passionate pursuit of the Holy Spirit’s work in the world.

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Abigail Visco Rusert
Associate Dean, Continuing Education
Abigail (she/her) is a bridge builder who is passionate about researching and designing programs that serve congregational leaders, including young people.

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