The UMEIT: Young Adult Network is a COB program that invites young adults from across the connection to give significant time to learning about the Ecumenical and Interreligious Movements, while building their own network and creating projects in their contexts. The group meets together on Zoom for two hours every four to six weeks throughout the year, and then they meet in person once a year for four days. They also read four books together, study various topics surrounding unity, and help each other develop ministry projects that will help continue to form ecumenical and/or interreligious leaders in their home areas.
The UMEIT YAN 2022-2023 cohort will travel to London for their final in-person gathering. They will learn about Cliff college and present their contextual project via a MAP (a Ministry Action Plan).
The ten participants are:
- Lily Maijamaa from Nigeria
- Eliseu Manuel from Angola (studying at Africa University in Zimbabwe)
- Juwille Dimalanta from the Philippines
- Michael Buscano from the Philippines
- Roxanne Bainbridge from Wales (and a member of the Methodist Church of Britain)
- Jennifer Weitzel from Eastern Pennsylvania
- Katie Paul from Oklahoma
- Luke Miltz from Kansas
- Ryan Ware from Virginia
- Gavin Brandenburg from West Virginia