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About Morgan Schmidt

I’m at First Presbyterian because I’m amazed at the way this spiritual community seeks to love our neighbors and broader community; how we’re contending for justice and dignity for all people; and how we are open to others’ to the point of revolutionary collaborations – such as the Bend Youth Collective and beyond.

I’ve been a youth pastor for 10 years, serving church communities in Boston and Seattle, and now I’m thrilled to settle down in Bend. I also have the privilege of participating in conversations about progressive youth ministry nationwide, where I occasionally get to speak at conferences and published a book called Woo: Awakening Teenagers’ Desire to Follow in the Way of Jesus. It’s not everybody’s dream, but I can’t think of anything I’d rather invest my life in than encouraging teens and 20-somethings to become more whole as they explore what it means to follow in the way of Jesus and participate in the restoration of all things.

I can’t believe I get to call this beautiful place home. I love playing outside – hiking, riding bikes, playing on the Deschutes and Metolius Rivers, and walking my faithful and overzealous golden retriever, Buddy.

  • BYC
    Scheduled: Wed, Apr 24, 2019 @ 1:00pm
    Teenagers have a space at BYC to become more whole,  belong in community & participate in the peacemaking way of Jesus.
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  • TAP
    Scheduled: Sun, Apr 28, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Church reimagined with beer and kombucha on tap for this family friendly service
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  • BYC
    Scheduled: Wed, May 1, 2019 @ 1:00pm
    Teenagers have a space at BYC to become more whole,  belong in community & participate in the peacemaking way of Jesus.
    Details
  • TAP
    Scheduled: Sun, May 5, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Church reimagined with beer and kombucha on tap for this family friendly service
    Details
  • BYC
    Scheduled: Wed, May 8, 2019 @ 1:00pm
    Teenagers have a space at BYC to become more whole,  belong in community & participate in the peacemaking way of Jesus.
    Details
  • TAP
    Scheduled: Sun, May 12, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Church reimagined with beer and kombucha on tap for this family friendly service
    Details
  • BYC
    Scheduled: Wed, May 15, 2019 @ 1:00pm
    Teenagers have a space at BYC to become more whole,  belong in community & participate in the peacemaking way of Jesus.
    Details
  • TAP
    Scheduled: Sun, May 19, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Church reimagined with beer and kombucha on tap for this family friendly service
    Details
  • BYC
    Scheduled: Wed, May 22, 2019 @ 1:00pm
    Teenagers have a space at BYC to become more whole,  belong in community & participate in the peacemaking way of Jesus.
    Details
  • TAP
    Scheduled: Sun, May 26, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Church reimagined with beer and kombucha on tap for this family friendly service
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  • Youth FLOCKING Fundraiser
    Posted: Sun, Apr 21, 2019
    The Youth Group is doing a new fundraiser this year called, “Flocking.” They will be unleashing a flock of plastic flamingos on four unsuspecting homes each week of February. One…
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