My name is Lindsey McDaniel. I am currently a student at Emporia State University with a major in Communications. I am hoping to have a career in ministry someday, either in youth, music, or missions. I participated in youTheology during the 2009-2010 session.
I came into the program not knowing what to expect or how much I would learn. I was taught so much about the history of Methodism, how it ties into the theme of Loving God, Loving Neighbor and into my own life. I heard the call to ministry during the orientation weekend of my year at youTheology. The year-long program helped me take those first steps on the path to serving God. It was fantastic to meet with other people my own age and see how they were taking their steps: getting involved in their churches, from music ministry to missions to youth and even giving messages.
This year I am serving as the youTheology intern. I have enjoyed every minute of it. I am an active member of my church, involved in the choir and worship planning, as well as the prayer shawl ministry and serving meals at Abundant Harvest. I see God every day, in the people I pass on my way to class, in my friends, my teachers, and my family. I see them being neighborly toward each other, and every day I am reminded of what I learned through youTheology.
Loving God, Loving Neighbor