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Youth Ministry Flourishes with Shared Leadership in Winnetka

Youth Ministry Flourishes with Shared Leadership in Winnetka

When Leah Romanelli arrived at Christ Church, Winnetka, in 2014, it seemed that, other than the youth choir, young people existed on the periphery of church life. “Before I got there, nobody was really paying attention to the kids,” says Romanelli, who was hired as the church’s first formal youth minister. “People kept saying to…

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“It Makes My Heart Happy” – Summer in the City Changes Lives

“It Makes My Heart Happy” – Summer in the City Changes Lives

Summer in the City, St. James Cathedral’s three-week summer enrichment program for at-risk youth, isn’t just great fun and great food. It’s an opportunity for 30-some campers to discover or deepen artistic talents and explore Chicago’s cultural landscape and its diverse neighborhoods in new ways. “I like it because it gives kids who are in…

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