The 2011-2012 Youth Ministry Coaching Program of the Western North Carolina Conference has been a transformational experience for me. At the beginning of the program, I was apprehensive about committing to a year of exploration about youth ministry. However, this program was about much more than youth ministry. Through this journey with Marko and my other colleagues, I have experienced personal transformation and I am better equipped to be more effective in ministry with God’s people. Thanks Marko.