November 7, 2005
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—The Rev. Bridgette D. Young will speak at the second Bi-Semester Worship Service of the semester at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, in the Chapin Chapel at Amherst College. A full reception will follow the service. Sponsored by the Department of Religious Life and the Bi-Semester Worship Committee, this event is free and open to the public.

Young is an ordained United Methodist elder, and currently the associate dean of the chapel and religious life at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. She has previously served as campus minister and director of the Wesley Foundation at Georgia Institute of Technology and was staff associate director for missions, ecumenical and ethnic ministries on the North Georgia Conference Council on Ministries. She has also served as the associate minister of congregational care at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta, Ga., and at Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta, first as a student assistant pastor, and subsequently as the associate pastor of administration. Young earned a Master of Divinity degree from Gammon Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) with a concentration in pastoral care and counseling. Her seminary training included a chaplain internship at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta. As an honors graduate, she is a member of the International Society of Theta Phi.

The Bi-Semester Worship Series is designed for and by students to provide an on-campus Christian worship experience which affirms African-American religious traditions.