TWK Youth Ministry Transition Team Beginning to Take Shape


Youth ministry leadership of the newly forming Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference is taking the next steps toward establishing a new thing in youth ministry for the Nashville Episcopal Area of the United Methodist Church.

A big next step comes in the establishment of the TWK Youth Ministry Transition Team. This team, comprised of 8-10 youth and 8-10 adults and representing the diversity of the new conference, will meet virtually on a monthly basis and work at least through the end of 2022, with responsibilities in youth ministry programming and innovative decision making to prepare for the future.

Youth and adults who desired to serve on the Youth Ministry Transition Team were asked to complete an online application form by the end of August, then the Youth Ministry Strategic Team, which began meeting in late 2019, met to select the Transition Team from the pool of applicants. Below is a list of those selected to serve.

Youth Ministry Transition Team

Amanda Hartmann Westmoreland and Jordan Littrell – TWK Youth Ministry Transition Leaders

Jefferson Furtado – Liaison to the TWK Guide Team

Emma Collard* – Stones River District

Patton Duvall* – Harpeth River District

Sophie Barker* – Metro District

Virginia Varden* – Purchase District

Latricia Trull – Tennessee River District

Allison Doyle – Tennessee River District

Joshua Shaw – Mississippi River District

Hank Hilliard – Harpeth River District

Russell Casteel – Harpeth River District

Beth Shirley – Stones River District

Christine Penner – Caney Fork District

* youth representatives

Additional youth representatives are needed! Youth who would like to be a part of forming the future of the TWK Youth Ministry should fill out the online application form; OR contact Amanda Westmoreland ( or Jordan Littrell (

The new Youth Ministry Transition Team will have a virtual Quick Start Orientation – September 26 & 28, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Also on the calendar is a TWK Youth Ministry Visioning Summit – January 8-9, 2022, at  Lakeshore Assembly.

Ministry Architects TWK Youth Ministry Discovery Process Report