• McVay Advisory Committee

    Members are selected for the McVay Youth Partnership advisory committee based on their commitment to youth. Committee members meet with program director Jane Krentz at least twice per year to receive program updates, discuss the future direction, and provide feedback and recommendations.

    Advisory committee members are expected to visit one or more program sites each year and are encouraged to meet with a group of fellows and/or interns. Members also serve as informal ambassadors for the McVay Youth Partnership to the wider community.

    2013-2014 McVay Advisory Committee

    Kay Acton
    Faith United Methodist Church

    Dennis Alexander
    Pastor, Mounds Park United Methodist Church

    Leigh Brown
    Pastor, Faith United Methodist Church

    Eric Buck
    Mounds Park United Methodist Church

    Barb Edgar
    Representative of Hamline United Methodist Church

    Gwen Ellis

    Former Youth Coordinator at Emma's Place

    Walter Enloe

    Professor, Graduate School of Education
    Hamline University

    Rylee Erickson

    McVay Alumni Representative

    Mary Ann Fitzer

    Member of Faith United Methodist Church

    Betty & Curt Gumbrell
    St. Anthony Park United Methodist Church 

    Melanie Homan
    Pastor, St. Anthony Park United Methodist Church

    Thelma James
    Arlington Hills United Methodist Church

    Koome Kirimi

    McVay Alumni Representative

    Louise Letnes
    Mounds Park United Methodist Church

    Susan Mullin
    Faith United Methodist Church

    Chip Nielsen
    Pastor, Arlington Hills United Methodist Church

    David Stewart
    Pastor, Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church

    Barbara Swanson

    Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church

    Bao Thao
    Associate Director of Multicultural Programming
    Hedgeman Center, Hamline University

    Chong Bee Vang
    Executive Director, Karen Organization of MN (KOM)

    Tsuchj Vang
    Pastor, Wheelock United Methodist Church

    Nancy Victorin-Vangerud
    Chaplain, Hamline University 
    Director, Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service and Social Justice

    Caleb Williamson
    Liberty Plaza

    Vicheye Young
    Wheelock United Methodist Church