YMCP was a life-giving and life-changing experience for me this year. Through the coaching program, I was exposed to youth culture and theories that encouraged me to see youth ministry in a whole new light. I was stretched professionally and personally, which is exactly what I needed at this point in my ministry. Through this cohort, I have made friends that will last a lifetime… friends that provide support, encouragement, and resources for the future. Through YMCP, I am well on the way to living more fully into the call to be the youth minister God yearns for me to be.