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PSWD Youth Board

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2018-2019 PSWD Youth Board (Board Retreat)

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2018-2019 Youth Board (Election Day)

Who does the Youth Board serve?

The PSWD Youth Board serves the PWR Youth Ministry Vision, and more specifically, the youth community in the Pacific Southwest. The PSWD Youth Board represents Unitarian Universalist youth from California, Arizona, and Nevada. That includes youth (high school aged youth, approximately ages 14-18), their youth group advisors / sponsors (adults over 25 engaged in youth ministry), DREs, and ministers. Basically, anyone and everyone involved in youth ministry in the Pacific Southwest.

Who is on the Youth Board?

Youth Members

Tanner Linden, Co-Chair
Tim Holmes, Co-Chair
Weston Gifford, Communications Director
Annie Mckenna, Vice Communications Director
Brianna Greene, Spirituality Coordinator
Alex Bates-Lamparella, Vice Spirituality Coordinator
Tyler Dettloff, Social Action Coordinator
Simone Boutelle, Vice Social Action Coordinator
Amina El-Zatmah, Congregational Outreach Coordinator
Ella Redpath, Representative to Camp de Benneville Pines
Colin Watts, Representative to the PSWD (Adult) Board of Trustees
Charlie Mara, Clerk
Colin Vail, Vice Clerk

Adult Members

Mary Carter Vail, Adult Observer
Scott GrantSmith, Adult Observer
Rev. Sharon Wylie, Minister
Eric Bliss, PWR Youth Ministry Specialist

What does the Youth Board do?

Our mission is…

Empowering youth to create a Beloved Community in which learning, loving, and leading may flourish.

Our purpose is…

To support and empower youth and adults working with youth in their spiritual growth; to encourage communication and cooperation between local, district, and regional youth groups and provide and manifest a greater understanding of Unitarian Universalism.

The PSWD Youth Board values…  

  • Respect
  • Equality
  • Inclusivity
  • Love
  • Commitment
  • Accountability
  • Care
  • Transparency
  • Unitarian Universalist Traditions

How do I join the Youth Board?

The Youth Board is open to youth in grades 9-12 and adults ages 25+ who are involved in PSWD youth ministry.

Youth must be associated with a UUA congregation or be a part of the greater youth community. If you have any questions about any of this, please email pswdyruu@gmail.com.

Elections are held in July of each year.

Upcoming Youth Board Sponsored Events

  • PSWD Spring Con
    March 15-17, 2019
    Valley UU Congregation in Chandler, AZ

  • PSWD Youth at District Assembly
    April 26-28, 2019
    Long Beach, CA

Where can I learn more?

Visit us on Instagram (@pswd.yruu) or Facebook, or send us an email: pswdyruu@gmail.com.