Pastor Ann Roda will be sharing insights on fostering the spiritual growth of young adults at IGNITION, a young adult ministry training event, slated for April 7-11, 2010, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio. On-site registration is still available, for more information go to http://plusline.org/eventdetail.php?id=1066681
Ann sees our walk with Jesus as a “sacred journey” where faith and practice merge. A relevant way of life, being a disciple of Jesus calls young adults to familiar faith practices contoured with the authenticity that resonates with new generations. Her workshop, Fostering Young Adults on the Sacred Journey, will lend insights in nurturing the faith of young adults and possible even your own.
At the New Hope Adventist Church in Fulton, Maryland, Pastor Roda is responsible for families and children from birth through high school. Ann Roda has 3 goals in life. The first is to “be still and know God”, the second is to be a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ, and the third is to lose those last annoying 7 pounds. God called Ann to Pastoral Ministry after she spent 15 years in a corporate career. Her husband Jose Hernandez is a Chaplain Director with Adventist Health Care. Ann loves to hang out with her husband, bike, study history, travel, eat Thai food and sit with a hot cup of coffee surrounded by good folk and good conversation. Give her a bowl of Breyer’s Vanilla Fudge Twirl ice cream and you can get her to do almost anything for you.
Roda is among a powerful array of coaches to be featured at IGNITION focusing on young adult leadership development with experiences, training, worship, and intensives intended to equip and empower registrants. IGNITION is sponsored by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists [NAD], and endorsed by the NAD Young Adult Ministry Advisory [YAMA].