PORTLAND, Ore. – Margaret (Meg) Wilson of Columbus, Ohio, wasn’t sure she would be able to attend the 222nd General Assembly – she wasn’t sure that at 17 she met the minimum age requirements to be a YAAD (Young Adult Advisory Delegate).
So, she decided to apply to be a “regular commissioner.”
“I’m on the church’s session – the first youth session member they’ve ever had,” shared Meg. She’s heard about GA her entire life – her dad has gone to every GA since she was born.
“I have heard about it for so long, I have watched it from home in years past, so to be able to be here and see how it actually works – it’s amazing!”
So far, her experience has not disappointed. “I just loved watching the election of the moderators.”
Meg also had the chance to worship at St. Mark’s interfaith service on Sunday morning. “That was special to me because I’m on the youth council at my church and I’ve been trying to mix our youth group with the Muslim and Jewish youth groups in town – we are more similar than we realize.”
But the best part? “I think it is just great to be here – to be part of the future of the church.”
The future of the church is something Meg expects to not only create, but to be around to live as well.