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Christy Miller White joins staff

Christy Miller White joined the Conference Staff on March 1.

The Rev. Christy Miller White joined the Conference staff on March 1. She hit the ground running offering ministry resources for youth ministry during the COVID-19 health crisis.

LANSING, Michigan — On March 1, 2020 the Michigan Conference Office of Congregational Vibrancy welcomed the Rev. Christy Miller White to their team. White will serve as the Youth Ministries Initiatives Coordinator.

“I am excited to have Christy join the Congregational Vibrancy team,” Elliott said. “Christy brings a wealth of experience and a wonderful spirit to the work of the conference.” He added, “She has already been working with youth leaders throughout the state.” 

The development of a list of resources, Providing Youth Ministry in the Age of COVID-19, was among the first tasks undertaken by Rev. Christy. She joined the Rev. Kathy Pittenger, Children’s Initiatives Coordinator, for a conversation on Wednesday, March 25th. Hosted by Mark Doyal, they discussed how to do online ministry when in-person relationships are not possible. Watch the video here.

The Rev. Christy Miller White, a deacon in full connection, has worked with children, youth, young adults, and persons with special needs for over 25 years in a variety of settings. 

In her journey as a professional musician, college professor, grant writer, social worker, camp counselor, and preschool teacher she has learned a variety of things that she has taken with her into the ministry as a Christian Education professional. White has a passion for innovative ministry options and helping churches explore how to do youth ministry in a variety of ways.

She is happy and proud to be a wife to her Scoutmaster/Engineer husband, Jason, (as of May 2019) and mother to Christopher (16), Maelyn (10) and bonus son, Ian (17). Christy loves bringing color, music, and imagination everywhere she goes.  

Bishop David Bard remarks, “I was delighted when I heard that the Rev. Christy Miller White was coming on to the Michigan Conference staff as the Coordinator of Youth Ministry Development. Her experience in working with youth ministry and discipleship at Court Street United Methodist Church in Flint, and with the East Winds District, will serve her well as she assumes this new position. The bishop celebrated Rev. White’s enthusiastic and energetic spirit and passionate faith. “She will serve the churches of the Michigan Conference well as she works with them to develop and strengthen ministries with youth,” the bishop concluded.

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