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Voices of YOUth Director- Mary Letson

I am excited and blessed to have the opportunity to be this year's Voices of Youth Coordinator. I was first acquainted with Voices of Youth through my church - Community United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach.  Our church has been a strong supporter of this mission group, sending many youth each year on the VOY experience.  I have had the pleasure of working with many alumni at my church and heard personal testimonies on how life-changing the journey is.   

My son, Wyatt, went on VOY2014 to the Bahamas and returned with a deeper passion for sharing God's love.  Sharing - as in going beyond his comfort zone to reach out to different people whom he probably wouldn't have before.  I remembered that same pivot point in my life as a youth and was so grateful that he had this opportunity. The next year I went on VOY2015 to Long Island, NY and experienced first hand, the desire of youth for sharing God through hands-on work as well as sharing of their time and talent. 

I love working with youth. I have been a choral music educator for over 25 years, teaching at middle, high school and university levels. I have been in church music ministry over 30 years. I am excited to put my professional skills to work for Voices of YOUth.

 Brittany, Mary and Kayla - the "Chippettes" of 2015 - Shelter in the Storm

Assistant Director- Brittany Steffens 

Brittany is a Junior at Virginia Tech University.

She is an alumni from:

2014 - Onward, Upward, Forward Together,  Bahamas

2015 - Shelter in the Storm, NY

 

VOY 2019 is blessed to have Brittany's enthusiasm, tech savvy and organizational skills.  She has already begun working on our Poland journey materials and is proving to be an integral part of VOY leadership.