Youth Worker Focus Team
Formed in August of 2017 as a Youth Worker Focus Group, this group began meeting to assist with the development of trainings and programs for Diocese of Atlanta Youth Workers. For the next 2 years, this group would meet regularly to plan and facilitate events for Youth Workers, offering mentorship to incoming Youth Workers, and serve as a sounding board for the Office of Youth Ministries. In June of 2019 after 2 years of service, the Office of Youth Ministries moved this group into a permanent structure as the Youth Worker Focus Team.
The purpose of the Youth Worker Focus Team is to assist the Office of Youth Ministries in forming a community for Youth Workers.
The Youth Worker Worker Focus Team envisions living into the purpose by doing the following.
- Coordinating and facilitating trainings and community events for Youth Workers
- Serving as mentors to incoming Youth Workers
- Advocating for youth and youth worker participation on a diocesan level
- Discern and select youth and youth leaders for special events like Province IV Networking and Episcopal Youth Event
If you are looking for guidance in youth ministry and would like to schedule a time to meet with a member of the Focus Team, contact us here.
Holle Tubbs, the Diocesan Youth Missioner, is the permanent presence on the Youth Worker Focus Team. A native of the South, Holle has spent fifteen years leading in a variety of ministry environments in Georgia, Alabama, Texas, and the Pacific Northwest.
In her free time, Holle enjoys writing, concert hopping, and watching old reruns of Law & Order. She lives in Atlanta with her dog Lizzie and a cat named Barry Meownilow.
Director of YOUTH MINISTRIES
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Riley started working as St. James in Marietta’s Youth Director in September 2020. Since 2016, Riley has been in East TN working at St. Paul’s Episcopal in Athens, and also served on the summer staff of Grace Point Camp and Retreat Center. Riley is excited to have returned to my home in Atlanta; where his spiritual journey began. Riley is serving in his 1st year on the Focus Team.