John Wesley United Methodist Church
David has risen to any challenge placed before home during COVID-19 quarantine. While he cannot see or meet with his 100+ youth group in person, he is engaging with the groups online 2-3 times per week in a similar schedule to regular times and events. David continues to innovate and find ways to engage with his middle school and high school youth group with fun virtual events such as Madlibs, in home scavenger hunts, talent show, lip-synch challenge, bad dad job joke competition in a bracket format, zoom based Pictionary, group game of Uno, Team Trivia with A read my lips game online and more. He has taught himself so much technology to make all of this happen. The families associated with youth group are so thrilled he has offered positive and fun-filled opportunities to keep something “normal” during these unusual days. Many of his regular adult volunteers are participating as they usually do each week.
Our church is so grateful to him for keeping the strong ties in the group going during this time.