“Youth Ministry Institute has been a wonderful addition to not only my professional life, but it has given me friends and a support system. The grace and love that is offered through this program is amazing. YMI has given me the tools and the knowledge to increasingly become a better Youth Director. YMI has paired me with a wonderful coach who had a similar background to help me in the trenches – something that has been incredibly helpful as I’m trying to figure out this whole “youth ministry” thing. Youth Ministry Institute has helped me network with people in the area as well as people who have been in youth ministry for a long time. YMI has been nothing but a blessing.”
– Carissa Welsh, YMI Midwest class of 2016
Carissa Welsh is a second-career youth minister with a new baby. Her YMI coach helped her with the transition to youth ministry.