Youth and Young Adult Ministry Intern
Please welcome Grant Mongin, our 2019-2020 Youth and Young Adult Ministry Intern! Grant first came to know Christ in his family’s interdenominational church when he was 6 years old and is excited to work with the young adults of ACP this coming year. Grant is coming to ACP from Princeton Theological Seminary (USA) where he is pursuing a Master of Divinity with a Certificate in Theology, Women, and Gender, and just completed his second of the three year degree program. Most recently, Grant has been working with The Juilliard School in NYC where he serves as the Residence Life and Summer Dance and Percussion Program Coordinator.
Grant was born and raised outside of Chicago, IL, and that is where his parents and sister live now. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministries from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion Indiana. He is particularly passionate about creating a Church where the lived experiences of all people are considered in the construction of liturgy, theology, and ministry. Providing a loving, accepting, and socially conscious space for young people to discover who they are is vital to Grant’s approach to ministry. He feels especially close to God when surrounded by nature and loves to share his passion for backpacking, rock climbing, and camping with anyone who is interested. When not in the outdoors or working, Grant enjoys going to concerts, Broadway shows, modern/contemporary art exhibits, and dance performances. A particular area of excitement for his work with ACP is their focus on interdenominational/ecumenical worship and their commitment to social justice.
Grant looks forward to getting to know the ACP community and working with an experienced staff where he can learn what full-time ministry looks like and is excited for the opportunity to grow alongside this team. He knows that this year of ministry will be full of highs and lows but is excited to learn through the process. He sees getting to know the members of the ACP community as a vital piece to his ministry and as such would love the opportunity to get to know any and all of you over coffee, a meal, at a show, or really anywhere you love!