The Young Adults in Global Mission program is through our partner church the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). Through this program, youth ages 22-29 answer a call to serve with a partner church abroad in one of four different locations around the globe.
We are proud to be one of these locations, and each year the ELCJHL welcomes around 6-8 YAGM to serve in our schools, churches, and educational program sites. We greatly appreciate their service, and they get the unique opportunity to bear witness and accompaniment to the Christian Palestinian experience for a year, create meaningful relationships, and understand a different perspective on what it means to be a Christian.
We are ecstatic to welcome YAGMs back into our communities for the 2022-2023 year after a two-year hiatus of the YAGM program due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meet the Country Coordinators: The Reverends Adam and Jordan Miller-Stubbendick
Meet our new YAGM Country Coordinators! Rev. Jordan Miller-Stubbendick (right) and Adam Miller-Stubbendick (left) are both ordained in the ELCA. Pastor Jordan has a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and a Master of Theology degree from Duke Divinity School. She is currently a student in the initial cohort of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry program in Creative Writing and Public Theology. Ordained in 2008, Pastor Adam is trained and has served as an intentional interim pastor for most of the past decade. Called primarily to congregational settings, he has also served on two university campuses. His passions for global service and the Middle East and North Africa began during seminary while doing an ELCA Horizon International Internship in Cairo, Egypt. Reverend Adam and Reverend Jordan have two sons, Julian (6), and Ari (3).