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Morgan Schmidt

Director of the Bend Youth Collective

Morgan Schmidt has been working as a Director of the Bend Youth Collective going on four years. She works at First Presbyterian Church as the Director of Youth and twenty-somethings. She leads the TAP service at FPC on Sunday evenings as an alternative worship service for young adults. Seeking ordination in the PCUSA, Morgan received her seminary degree from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. She is also the author if the fabulous ministry book Woo, which she wrote for her dear friend Rob Bell.

Email: mschmidt@bendfp.org 

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Leigh DeVries 

Associate Director of the Bend Youth Collective 

Leigh DeVries joined the BYC staff in August of 2017. Bend Church and Nativity Lutheran Church both count Leigh as their Director of Youth Ministry. She hails from Nashville, TN, where she worked as a youth minister for two years before going to seminary. She has an MDiv and MA in Christian Education from Princeton Theological Seminary, where she also received her certificate on Women, Theology and Gender. Leigh curates the BYC website and blog, and is thus also one of it's key authors. 

Email: leigh.bendchurch@gmail.com

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Shanna Sharp

Associate Director of the Bend Youth Collective 

Shanna is a mother extraordinaire of four who is so incredible as to love spending extra time with more young people, beyond her own children. She works as the Director of Youth Ministry at Grace First Lutheran Church in Sunriver. She fell in love with youth ministry on a summer immersion trip, where she experienced the love of God in the sharing and vulnerability of BYC students. Shanna officially joined the BYC staff in the summer of 2017. 

Email: gracespaceyouth@gmail.com