Director of Religious Education’s Message
Shawn Snavley graduated with his Master’s in Divinity in May of 2016. Shawn served as DRE for Mission Peak from August 2014 to May 2017. Shawn is passionate about building relationships with our children and youth and spent time in seminary studying the development of identity as well as the impact of religious education. Prior to coming to Mission Peak in 2014 Shawn had previously served within the United Methodist denomination teaching children’s choirs, serving as interim pastor, running youth programs, and leading several service programs. Shawn is very excited to be back serving as the Interim DRE and working with the awesome children and youth at Mission Peak.
Virtual Program Help Needed
We are in the process of offering as many virtual gatherings as we can to keep our children and youth connected to our congregation during this time. If you are interested in helping us to host opportunities for our children, youth, and families to engage with one another via zoom please contact our DRE at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a list of our current and future offerings visit our children and youth page.
Religious Educators Needed
Teaching in our religious education (RE) classes is a great way to build relationships with some of our fabulous children and youth. It is also an incredible way to learn more about your own religion, other religions, and our judeo-christian heritage. Our program runs on volunteers and we are always in need of more adults to join us in the amazing work of educating and learning with our children and youth. If you are interested in signing up to teach or you have any questions about our program please contact our Director of Religious Education at email@example.com. Also please visit our Children and Youth page to check out the descriptions of the curricula we will be using in our classrooms this year.
Youth Advisors Needed
Youth advising can be one of the most rewarding roles you can fill as a religious educator. It is also one of the most essential roles in successful youth ministry and we need more youth advisors to join our team! Youth and their advisors plan the youth group program that meets during the Sunday morning service. The youth advisors also develop friendships, trust, and community with the high school youth. We kindly ask that parents of youth in the program volunteer with other age groups. The youth group program strives for a balance of religious learning, social justice, worship, leadership development, and fun! If you would like to learn more about joining the youth advisor team, please contact Shawn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Group for Parents and Families
There is now a Facebook group for parents and families of Mission Peak UU! Get information about upcoming curriculum, events, and other exciting things happening for children, youth, and families at the church.
Please join and share the link with other Mission Peak UU parents and families.