Finding Older Adult Leaders

Becky Eldredge outlines the qualities to look for when seeking older adult leaders. Finding older adult leaders will help to build a diverse leadership team:

  • Older adults who have a heart and passion for young adults.

  • Older adults who are willing to be intentional about their mentorship to young adults.

  • Older adults who understand and respect that young adults CAN lead, and who are also willing to embrace the idea that young adult ministry is always to and with young adults.

  • These may be lay people, priests, or religious sisters and brothers. Religious sisters are often willing to be part of ministry with young adults.

Look at more leadership principles for young adult ministry in the Essentials section.