Rev. Adam Young is a pastor who is committed to bringing diverse people together to live out the story of God’s grace in a transformative community of faith. Pastor Adam earned his Master of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology, graduating with honors. He has almost 15 years of ministry experience ranging from youth ministry to adult discipleship to cultural intelligence and racial reconciliation work. Pastor Adam is really interested in innovative ministry ideas, but above all in following Jesus. He grew up in a different denomination and was drawn to the United Methodist Church’s (UMC) message of grace and openness.
“I was able to ask questions and learn and grow in a way that I had not experienced before and it energized my relationship with God. The Social Principles of the UMC gave me confidence that the people of the UMC cared about living a vibrant, rich faith in the reality of the world. I think we can have a deep impact on the world when we allow the Holy Spirit to combine our spiritual lives with Jesus Christ’s mandate to love neighbor.”
Pastor Adam is married to Mallory Young, and together they are raising four rambunctious boys. Mallory is a Senior Pension Analyst at Pension Strategies, LLC. She loves to host people in their home and enjoys playing piano and flute. Adam also plays the violin and they love to perform duets together. Their boys are Kaden, 12, Colby, 9, Carter, 5, and Kai, 3. Many weekends are spent at the baseball fields, out on the lake with friends and family, or in the backyard by the barbecue. Come on over!