Coming to you in June 2023!


YES Servant Leadership Conference:  Mentoring, Guiding, and Supporting Others.
The YES (Youth Equipped to Serve) Program hopes to provide an experience of Servant Leadership development centered on: 
– Exploring and using your unique gifts

– Supporting others through their struggles
– Leading others in discussion
– Finding and being a mentor
– Creating community where you are

Our SLC 2022 at the Sacred Monastery of St. Nina in Unionbridge, MD

“SLC was a welcoming, honest, and brave place that allowed me to meet other young Orthodox people enthusiastic about living out their faith. Together we learned how to see every person we meet as Christ and how to live our lives in perpetual service, regardless of where we are called.”

– Xenia, SLC participant​

“The SLC experience allowed me to see myself more clearly and gave me tangible skills to take with me to better serve my own community. I gained new perspectives on leadership, and left with invaluable friendships. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone looking how to serve the people in their lives, and connect with like-minded individuals who will inspire them to become better people.”

– Sophia, SLC participant​

“At SLC, I experienced Christ through the discussions, fellowship, and services. It was a much-needed experience to be away from the world so I could better find peace within the world. Approaching life with the question, “who is Christ?” has opened my eyes to actively seeing Christ in every person I meet. From the witness of the sisters at St. Nina’s, I’ve learned how to serve one another.”

– Tino, SLC participant​

“The SLC taught me the power of naming our fears and grounding our hearts deeply in Christ when we serve. I am so inspired and filled by our vulnerable group discussions, the prayerful monastery environment, our visit to the amazing National Red Cross, and our outreach in DC. I feel empowered to get out and do something about the things that break my heart. I am so grateful for this experience and this community.”

– Ellie, YES Leader & SLC participant​

“The Servant Leadership Conference was a beautiful experience to grow closer to other Servant Leaders from across the nation. We learned about each person’s experience on how to better serve our communities with Christ-like love. After receiving this supportive community of people, learning tangible ways of overcoming struggle, and taking initiative on important things in our lives, I feel ready to start serving my community and taking action on things which matter to me.”

– Peter, YES Leader & SLC participant​

“My experience at the SLC was more than I could have imagined, thanks to the YES leaders, the sisters at St. Nina’s Monastery, and other participants. During this experience, I heard the perspective of others on our shared faith, which helped enrich my own.”

– Eva, SLC participant​

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