Kathleen Youngs

Missionary Profile

Ministry Focus

Since 2010, Kathleen has served with Campus Ambassadors at Hartwick College, SUNY Oneonta, Fitchburg State University and Worcester State University.  She lived in community with students for two years while overseeing the CA House in Worcester, MA.  Kathleen has a passion for teaching and training students in small group and one-on-one settings.  She is currently the Lead Campus Minister at Worcester State University in Massachusetts.

Faith Story

Kathleen was raised in a church-going family.  Ever a brainy-type, she developed an interest in theology during college and spent a semester studying in Scotland. But it was students who knew and loved Jesus that gave her a picture of what following Him really looked like.  Wanting His love more than any intellectual answer, she has been trying to follow Him ever since.  

Family

Kathleen is from a small town in upstate New York where most of her wonderful extended family still lives.

Education

B.A. in English and Religious Studies, Hartwick College

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Learn more about where this ministry happens

In colorful communities and along scenic highways, diverse people and landscapes span coast to coast

Iconic American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, jazz music and the Super Bowl. They meld with eclectic examples of multicultural heritage: numerous local Chinatowns, family-owned taquerias and even cowboy boots, which originated among the nomadic Huns of eastern Europe.

The nation's landscape shows just as many contrasts — sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, open plains and vast deserts, rugged mountains and winding canyons, and abundant rivers and lakes.

The ideals of life and liberty that founded the United States have made the country one of the world's most prosperous, though not without dark chapters and present troubles. Crime, discrimination and ethics violations make regular headlines, and many people live below the national poverty level.

Families view education as essential to the pursuit of happiness, if not also a path to wealth and power for the most ambitious. Yet Americans also demonstrate a charitable spirit of generosity toward neighbors and nations in need.

Freedom of religion grants opportunity for all faiths, but Christianity holds particular influence in country's history and daily life.

Your participation with Missions Door supports ministry in the United States among college students, including many international students, in collaboration local churches. It also enables social outreach, church planting and leadership development in a wide variety of communities — among Native Americans and other cultural groups, and in urban and suburban settings where growing and changing demographics create new opportunities for the Gospel.

Cultural Snapshot

Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans and their ancestors immigrated to the United States.

Faith Fact

In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that religion played a "very important role in their lives” — a larger number than any other wealthy nation.

Country Profile

Population: 320 million

Major Religions: 47% Protestant, 23% unaffiliated, 21% Catholic, 6% other

Languages: 82% English, 11% Spanish, various others

Literacy: 99%

Poverty: 16%

 

 

Ministry service area:
Campus Ambassadors

Ministry location:
Massachusetts, United States