Apply Now for the Gina Yeager Buckley Scholarship

Are you a youth worker in your first 5 years of serving a church? Or Are you in seminary wondering about focusing on youth ministry? Then please consider applying for the PYWA scholarship honoring Gina Yeager Buckley (Educator of the Year, 2022). The scholarship will...

December Coffee with PYWA

Let’s spend some time talking about YOU and your call to ministry! Ever wonder: When is a good time to ask for a raise? How do I request a sabbatical? What do I look for in my benefits package? How do I approach the personnel committee about an issue? Join PYWA and...

Don’t Miss It! Cover to Cover: a PYWA Book Group

Cover to Cover: A PYWA Book Discussion on Tuesday, November 28, at 3:00 PM EST will discuss the book, The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker. Come join the conversation around how youth workers can transform our ministry gatherings into times that truly nurture...

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Christy Williams


Dr. Williams is a long tenured, highly respected youth worker and brings a wealth of experience with PYWA and youth ministry within the PC(USA). She is a graduate of the Presbyterian School of Christian Education, and Columbia Theological Seminary. Dr. Williams has spent her career serving as a Director of Christian Education and as an Adjunct Staff person for the Montreat Youth Conferences. She currently serves as the Director of Dogwood Acres Camp and Retreat Center for the Presbytery of Florida.