Pattie Ames is the Christian Formation Missioner for the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia where her primary areas of responsibility are children’s ministry resourcing and support, interim youth missioner, campus and young adult ministry, and parish support for formation. She has been involved in lifelong formation for 30 years serving in 3 different churches in Virginia and most recently at St Columba’s in Washington, DC. Pattie lives in Roanoke, VA and enjoys walks with her dog, hiking and baseball.
Emily Gowdy Canady has been a lay professional in the Episcopal Church for more than 20 years. In that time she served parishes in Alabama and Washington, DC as a youth minister and has served the Diocese of East Carolina as the Program Officer for Youth, College Campus and Young Adult Ministries since 2010.
In her very spare time, she enjoys running, crafting of all kinds, and cooking. She lives with her husband and two school aged children in New Bern, NC.
Katherine is the Coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Ministries and the the rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Kentucky. She live in Louisville with her husband and whichever of her four young adult children happen to be home at the time. Katherine's greatest joy is being a mama: first to her own four and then to all the children, youth, and young adults who call her Mama Doyle. She often finds God in the ordinary messiness of everyday life and writes about it on her blog http://thesixdoyles.blogspot.com/.
Originally from Arkansas, Patrick Christopher Kangrga began in ministry by serving two years as a member of the Episcopal Service Corps in Maryland and in Massachusetts. After this he began a lay-professional journey with positions at parish and diocesan levels in New York and New Jersey. Most recently he has served as the Associate for Youth Ministries at Trinity Church in Menlo Park, California. He has primarily served youth with a short stint into ministry with children.
Lauren Wainwright currently serves as the Director of Student Ministries at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Dallas, TX. She has worked with large and small churches across several dioceses over the past 13 years, serving in youth ministry. Lauren is originally from Hattiesburg, Mississippi where she first began her call to ministry but has called Dallas home for the past 4 years. She is also the dorm crew leader on the pastoral care team for the 2020 Episcopal Youth Event. In her free time, she enjoys reading, Netflix watching, and spending time with her 2 dogs at home.