I was very hesitant to join the YMCP cohort. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, and I honestly didn’t want to talk to others about the youth ministry setting I was working in. Boy was I blown away. It was great to hear what other cohort members were doing in their ministry settings. I, in turn, got input from each of the other youth ministers in the group and I learned how to address certain issues in the role I am in. Marko brought many years of youth ministry experience to the group, and his knowledge was so helpful and inspiring. YMCP was a space that allowed me to drop everything and to take care of myself more. YMCP has allowed me to make friendships that will last a lifetime and I am a forever changed youth leader by having the opportunity to participate in this life changing program.