Young Adult Volunteer


Dear CPC family,

Jessica Reese, one of the wonderful young people who have grown up at CPC, will be serving with the Presbyterian Church (USA) as a Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) in New Orleans. This is more than a mission trip; Jessica will spend one year in full-time mission work in an underserved neighborhood of New Orleans, beginning in August. As her church family, we are invited to support her living expenses during her time as a YAV.

We've watched, encouraged, loved, mentored, and blessed Jessica in her growing-up years at CPC - and in turn she has blessed the children and youth of our congregation as teacher, Bible School volunteer, youth advisor and coordinator, and trusted friend. Many of us have come to know her as a gifted and faithful young woman of great compassion and commitment. She is answering God's call to serve in this very special way, for an entire year, and our mission team wants to offer all of us the opportunity to support Jessica with our dollars and with our prayers during her mission year.

Jessica will join seven other young adult volunteers in New Orleans, a relatively small city with huge problems that is still in recovery from hurricane Katrina. Her particular focus is not yet determined, but she will likely either tutor, teach, and mentor at-risk youth, or serve with victims of human trafficking. You can read more about the YAV mission work in New Orleans and Jessica's personal call to mission here Jessica's letter

To support Jessica's mission work, please make your check out to CPC with "New Orleans" in the memo and return it via mail or offering plate anytime between now and June 11. We'll be hearing from Jessica this Sunday (May 14) and periodically throughout the year, and we will be praying for her and the YAV work in New Orleans beginning in August. Thanks for investing anew in what God is doing through our young people to make a difference in the world!


Garrett Merrill and Glen Middleton, Mission Elders
Greg Bostrom, Pastor

PS If you would like to receive updates from Jessica during the year about her time as a YAV, please email her at Jessica Reese.