Is your church having an event?
Let us know! As we look to connect the district youth, let’s connect other local youth around you to the events that you and your church are doing. Email us with an event and we broadcast here on the conference webpage as well as inform other churches around you so that we can be in ministry together!
2020 Conference Youth Event Dates –
Please mark your calendars for these events:
Pilgrimage: November 13-15, 2020 – to be held virtually this year.
Learn more about conference youth events and projects on the
Conference Youth web site.
Rev. Joel Wise – District Youth Coordinator
I’m Joel Wise and I am the pastor at Parkton UMC and Trinity UMC. My wife, Jessie, and I have three fur babies. The youngest of the three is in my profile photo. We are a team in ministry living out the call of family on mission.
I graduated from Methodist University with a BA in religion and focused on worship. For the past four years I have worked full time at Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center in programming, as well as teaching elementary age to high school age about God and discipleship.
I am a musician and enjoy playing all types of instruments, with my primary instrument being drums and percussion. I am currently in a secular band called Driskill.
As we prepare for a new season, I am excited to begin my role as youth coordinator of the Gateway district and look forward to helping the youth connect to one another, as well as helping them connect to the churches they attend.
You can reach Joel through email: email@example.com or cell: 910.723.1071