• 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.

    2017-2018 McVay Advisory Committee

    Kay Acton
    Member, Faith United Methodist Church

    Mark Berkson
    Professor and Chair of the Religion Department, Hamline University

    Tom Biatek
    Pastor, Arlington Hills United Methodist Church

    Eric Buck
    Community Outreach, Mounds Park United Methodist Church

    Diane Christiaonson
    Pastor, Faith United Methodist Church

    Ellen Doering

    McVay Alumni Representative

    Molly Doran
    Program Administrator, Hamline School of Education

    Barb Edgar
    Member, Hamline United Methodist Church

    Gwen Ellis

    Former Youth Coordinator at Emma's Place

    Thelma James

    Member, Arlington Hills United Methodist Church

    Jay Jeong
    Pastor, Mounds Park United Methodist Church

     

     Morrison Johnny

    Program Manager, Karen Organization of MN

    Kaite Knack

    Member, Mounds Park United Methodist Church

    Melissa Laubach
    Program Coordinator, Liberty Plaza

    Susan Mullin

    Faith United Methodist Church

     Jamie Podratz
    Executive Director, Kids for Conservation

    Martha Rice
    Outreach Coordinator, Arlington Hills United Methodist Church

    Ron Stagg
    Member, Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church Advisory 

    David Stewart

    Former Pastor, Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church

    Gary Titusdahl
    Interim Pastor, Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church

    Mariah Tollgaard
    Pastor, Hamline Church United Methodist

    Kathleen Vellenga
    Member, Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church

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

    Yakash Wehyee
    McVay Alumni Representative