JP felt bored all too often in the pews of churches, and chased mysticism and spiritual growth along paths of many faiths through his early twenties. The familiarity of the Christian stories, and his inability to ignore the compelling story of Jesus brought him back to Christianity. As a layperson who’s volunteered with youth for the last 3 years, his faith is deeply informed by his work with children and teens with mental health diagnosis and students with special needs as a special education teacher in public schools in WNC.
My Body, Your Body, Our Bodies: Youth Forum on Body and Relationship
This youth-only forum will focus on body, relationships, and how we think of our bodies and boundaries within relationships. The conversation will largely be guided by questions the youth raise and will be facilitated by Emily Lindin (Unslut Project), Alicia Crosby (Center for Inclusivity), and youth pastors Taleese and JP Morrill.