The Children and Youth Forum for Fall was hosted by the Grow Team of the Susquehanna Conference on August 26, 2020. The purpose of the forum was to generate ideas of how to do children and youth programming for the Fall of 2020 in a COVID-19 world. Thanks to each of the panelists for your time and energy toward innovation! View video of Forum

Melanie Feldner – Melanie is currently the Director of Kids Ministry at Aldersgate UMC in Mechanicsburg, PA.  Her passion and 30 years of experience focus on working with children and
youth and training adult leaders.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christina McDermott – Christina has a BS in elementary education and a Master’s degree in classroom technology. She has been the Director of Youth Ministries and Programs at Christ
Community UMC in Selinsgrove since the fall of 2005. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stephen Haverstick - Stephen graduated from Messiah University with a B.S. in Business Administration, concentration in Leadership, and a Minor in Youth Ministries. He began serving
as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at First UMC Hershey in January of 2016. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kelley Price – Kelley serves on staff at Calvary UMC in Harrisburg.  She is responsible for curriculum and resources for Children, Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes, Vacation Bible
School and Youth Group.  Kelley also serves as a Camp Dean for Wacky Week at Wesley Forest and has been volunteering in camping for 26 years. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deb Port - Deb is currently a pastor at The Journey in Harrisburg where she leads faith formation and growth in discipleship initiatives along with a variety of other endeavors. She and her
husband parent four children (ages 9,8,4, and 3).  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brittany Sky - Brittany serves as Senior Editor–Children's Resources at The United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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