About YAYA

Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Join Eric & Chris for a virtual “lunch” weekdays
from Noon until 1pm.
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Join us for Connections and Compline every Sunday at 9:00pm on Zoom. The link to join us is:

Current and former “YAYA” share with Bishop Gibbs their thanks and best wishes for his retirement. This video was presented to Bishop Gibbs at the 185th Convention of the Diocese of Michigan, Oct 25-26, 2019.

Youth and Young Adult Ministry is one of the most exciting and fulfilling ministries in the Episcopal Church, but it can also be one of the most daunting.

The purpose of the YAYA Ministry office is to create communities for youth and young adults to experience and share the love of God through fellowship, educations, worship and service.


Eric Travis, our Missioner for Youth and Young Adults since 2009, is available to help you.

Eric Travis

Missioner for Youth and Young Adults

Youth Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, Christian Education materials and resources (child – young adult), Liaison with Companion Diocese of the Dominican Republic
(313) 833-4418 |

Here are some of the ways we can be of help to you:

  • Consultation with Rectors, Vestries and Parishes in program development.
  • Visitation on Sunday mornings to offer a Homily during the services.
  • Meeting with youth and/or parents for fun and educational activities.
  • Training workshops for parish youth and young adult workers tailored to your congregation.
  • Mentoring of youth and young adult workers as they perform their ministries.
  • Resource library of youth and young adult materials, curriculums and books.

Contact Eric at or at (313) 833-4418.