Meet Our New Children and Youth Coordinator

It is with great excitement and gratitude to announce that our Woodland faith community has a Children & Youth Coordinator.

Woodland Presbyterian, Eastminster Presbyterian, and the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee are partnering together to provide a start-up youth and children’s ministry for the two churches together.  Abby Buter from Ministry Architects has been hired as the new Children and Youth Coordinator for this new ministry.  Abby comes with a bachelors degree in community development and a masters in urban studies, as well as experience locally with Harvest Hands CDC, working with children and youth there.

Over the next few months, Abby will work with the leadership of Eastminster and Woodland to create and implement a program Sunday mornings for the 2nd through 12th graders. Starting June 23rd, the youth and children of these two churches will meet every Sunday morning, cultivating a space for the next generation to learn more about themselves, each other and God, a place of strong community where every students feels safe, heard, and free to ask good questions and explore what their faith means.

We are thrilled, grateful, and hopeful about this opportunity to serve our youth and children!