THE DETAILS of your life ARE IN THE DESIGN
Meet the ALIVE Millennial minister
Welcome to the ALIVE Page. My Name is Evan Parker and I am the Millennial ALIVE young adult program minister.
I am 25 years old and have served in the United Stated Air Force. I am a licensed minister within the Progressive Episcopal Church and working towards the Deaconate.
I am a gamer and love Rock Band but will play most anything competitive or music oriented. Oh, Yeah!, I forgot to add that I am a huge music festival fan and go as often as I can. Kaskade is my favorite DJ (aka Ryan Raddon).
At Our Lady everyone is welcomed no matter what you think or believe, no matter what you drive or ride, no matter what your diet or what video games you play.
Your thoughts, input, and action are the very things that contribute to our vision of ALIVE - Adventure, Leadership, Individuality, Values, and Empowerment.
I invite you to join us. I have learned in my short years that the design of my life is truly in the details. The ALIVE principles are a part of most millennials lives and sometimes the older generations don't get us. We kind of march to beat of our own drummer and that is just fine within the Progressive Episcopal Church.
Here no one tries to manage the details of your life, rather we get the support we need to find our own individuality and then we find empowerment to be who we are.
Social Justice is a large part of who we are and this is appealing to most people my age. We truly care about others, about science, facts, the environment, all life, and how the things around us impact our future.
I look forward to getting to meet you and know you. Look at the bottom of this page to find my online social links. Hit me up and lets talk soon !
Life is an adventure, or it should be. There should be no set roadmap as we each have our own path and it should offer us a unique excitement that is ours to enjoy.
In our ALIVE group as we learn from each other we look forward to hearing your adventure and even trying or experiencing some of the things you have that we have not.
Our Values are a detail that certainly determines the design of our life.
Values are the areas in which we place importance of belief. We embrace the personal right to personal values. Our clergy do not try to determine your values.
These are an area of exploration that change, grow, modify, and even sometimes leave the design of our life. Where we find ourselves in the moment and the cultures we are open to help define these values.
We enjoy exploring our own values while also learning from others.
Our generation is quickly having to step up as the next group of leaders.
In our ALIVE group we seek to offer leadership skills and to learn from others to more fully develop our own style.
We take seriously the mantra of Stand, Speak, and Act. This requires leadership and the ability to form creative, factual, logical, and impactive arguments.
We interact with the generations before us and learn from their experiences and then share our knowledge with the generations below us.
We are very unique in that within our ALIVE group we are free to express our individuality and learn to appreciate the same in others.
Tats, Music, Gaming, Technology, Fashion, Transportation, Jewelry, Careers, Housing, and the list goes on.....these all make us different, but yet we all seek unity and equality.
At Our Lady, all of these are appreciated as we learn from each other.....even the older generations at Our Lady fully embrace our individuality!
This is an area of the ALIVE group that attracts the most number of people.
Our generation is by far more interested in equality and advocacy that leads to personal empowerment than most other age groups.
We see the need to embrace everyone and seek unity. Within ALIVE we regulary participate in activities, demonstrations, and social media campaigns that can truly change our world
We invite you to join us and find your own personal empowerment.