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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. 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. She has an MDiv and MA in Christian Education from Princeton Theological Seminary. 

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 four children. She works as the Director of Youth Ministry at Grace First Lutheran Church in Sunriver. 

Email: gracespaceyouth@gmail.com