Carolyn Young, our Director of Children’s Ministry, is first and foremost a Christian, an active servant of God and youth ministry leader. She comes to Grace Church from a forty-year career as an educator and administrator; upon retiring as a middle school principal, she operated her own preschool.
Carolyn has also worked with the autism community for the past eight years. She has a proven record of developing partnerships with diversity-focused organizations and has a wealth of knowledge and experiences providing resources within the special needs community. She was instrumental in establishing and managing relationships between individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, medical professionals, insurance companies, faith-based organizations, as well as Laurel Community College and Prince George Community College. Carolyn has also successfully developed platforms for community awareness and advocacy for the special needs community.
Additionally, she has served as a consultant in children’s Christian education curricula, Christian formation and assisted various churches in developing special needs ministries. Ms. Young began her ministry at Grace on July 15, 2019 and her Children’s Moment during worship immediately captivated children and adults alike!
She is the proud mother of four adult children, four wonderful grandchildren and a lap dog named Gizmo, who is her joy.