Youths mix mission and CYME biz


To help pack meals for Oklahomans in need, United Methodist teens reported to the Regional Food Bank on Aug. 29 in Oklahoma City. Their service was part of CCYM Mission Day/Youth Summit. After lunch provided by Yukon-Good Shepherd UMC, they elected officers and made future plans. (CCYM = Conference Council on Youth Ministry)

At the Youth Summit on Aug. 29, nine were elected to lead the CCYM. Shown at front are (from left) Riley Mainord of Fairview-First, student co-chair in training; Lauren Sloan of Yukon-Good Shepherd, Youth Service Fund; Laley Braucher of Claremore-First, chaplain; Kendall Willis, also of Claremore, secretary; and Oakley Neel of Tulsa-Boston Avenue, Jurisdictional Youth Team member. At back are: Jay Williams of Wewoka, student co-chair; Matthew Patrick of OKC-Nichols Hills, adult co-chair; Cale Harmon, also of Fairview, Jurisdictional Youth Team member; and Adam Brinson of Muskogee-St. Paul, adult co-chair.

A smiling Katelyn Troughbaugh, foreground, apportions bulk food during the CCYM Mission Day at the Regional Food Bank. She is youth director at Shattuck church. Watching her is Hunter Purgason, also from Shattuck.

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