When the pandemic started, we paused on the episodes we recorded during last year's Rooted in Jesus Conference. As we approach Forma 2021, we thought it was time to pull these out of the folder and get them to the people. Though some contexts will have certainly changed, there is still much to learn from these conversations with incredible leaders across the Episcopal Church.
In this episode recorded during the Rooted in Jesus Conference in January 2020, we sat down with Canon Myra Garnes of the Diocese of Long Island. She serves as the Canon for Young and Young Adult Ministries.
Myra and our hosts talk justice movements, giving young people their space to discover their own passion and call to service, leadership, and giving yourself grace.
About Canon Myra:
Myra B. Garnes is the Canon for Youth & Young Adult Ministries for the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. Prior to her arrival in NY, she was the Director of the Cathedral Scholars Program at the Washington National Cathedral in DC and also served as an Academic Class Dean and Director of Multicultural Education at the National Cathedral School in DC. She was installed as an Honorary Canon to the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City on September 26, 2015.
Canon Myra serves the larger church in several capacities as the Province II Youth Ministry Network Coordinator and as a former member of the Forma Board of Directors. She is a Youth Ministry Liaison for The Episcopal Church Office of Youth Ministries, a member of the EYE17 Mission Planning Team and was recently honored with the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Office of Young Adult/Campus Ministry for The Episcopal Church during the church’s General Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Canon Myra is an experienced social justice educator with extensive training and experience on issues of diversity, multiculturalism, leadership, and student development.