Following an extensive discernment process, I am happy to announce that EFC-MAYM and Barclay College have entered into a new and strategic partnership that we believe will strengthen our shared commitment to student ministries, not only within Mid-America, but among Evangelical Friends across the country and around the world.
Jesse Penna, our current Associate Superintendent for Student Ministries, has accepted an invitation to serve as the new Professor of Youth Ministry at Barclay, beginning August 1, 2016. In this new role, Jesse will be devoting 4/5 (80%) of his time to Barclay during the academic year (August-May) and will continue to devote 1/5 (20%) of his time to serving as Director of Student Ministries for EFC-MAYM. Because he will be on a 9-month contract with the college, his summers (May-July) will be free to lead and/or participate in additional ministries on behalf of EFC-MAYM as well (camps, mission trips, wilderness retreat, ministry conference, etc.). Adam Monaghan will be moving from 3/4 time to full-time to help cover a good portion of the administrative oversight for our student ministries.
Please hold Jesse and Abby and their family in your prayers as they transition to this new role in the coming months, and remember our entire leadership team as we make all of the necessary adjustments as well. The best is yet to come!
– David O. Williams, General Superintendent