Blue Ridge Service Corps
The Episcopal Service program for young adults in Western North Carolina is grounded in our ability to bring change and hope to our community through acts of service, leadership development, and spiritual formation.
Starting in the fall of 2019, The Diocese of Western North Carolina will launch an Episcopal Service program. This program invites young adults to complete a year of service by walking their path and seeing where God is at work in their lives. Our community will nurture these individuals through the work they will do at local nonprofits, living in intentional community, and deepening spiritual awareness.
We are partnering with the following nonprofit organizations that will host corps members for the 2019-2020 program year:
Kelsey is Director of Blue Ridge Service Corps & Campus Missioner at UNCA & WCU. She loves accompanying younger adults along their spiritual journey & vocational discernment. She is passionate about contemplative activism, practical theology, sacramental life, forming community, and service in solidarity. A former professional soccer player and coach, she loves to spend time outdoors hiking with her wife, Heather, and dog, Nicks. Her former role was Curator for Emerging Communities in the Diocese of El Camino Real.
Guidelines for joining Blue Ridge Service Corps
Must be at least 21 to 30 years old
We welcome all walks of faith to this community, so you don’t have to be an Episcopalian
Be willing to be a part of an intentional community with other young adults
We accept participants who hold an associate degree and higher OR equivalent experience
Open to having intentional conversations within the community
If you are a young adult, interested in doing an intentional year of service, please contact Kelsey Davis
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“One of the most significant opportunities for mission is going out beyond the walls of our churches and fostering relationships with young adults and empowering them for their ministry in the world. The church needs to reclaim our responsibility of providing space for young people to utilize and their leadership gifts and to nurture their spiritual life. I am thrilled that God has inspired leaders in the diocese to plan and develop a service community for young adults in Western North Carolina. I hope you can share with me in this vision and commitment to young adults.”
- The Rt. Rev. José A. McLoughlin