We give thanks to God for J.D. Mechelke’s ministry with ECLC youth and families. J.D. began his ministry in March 2015 as our High School Youth Minister. Since then, he has led our youth on pilgrimages near and far; curated in-depth theological conversations on vocation, worship, leadership, and sexuality; encouraged lively relationships among our youth; and stretched our prophetic imaginations with his commitment to liberation for all. As he enters into the next chapter of his life, pursuing a PhD, we wish him well in his learning, his living, and his loving. Please share your own words of encouragement with J.D. this Sunday, July 15 as we bless him and celebrate his ministry after worship.