Some may know Christi Cunningham or others from her family. family. Her dad, the Rev. Marcus Cunningham, served at St. Peter’s, Ripon and Trinity, Oshkosh. She was active in youth ministries of the diocese, and served on the national Episcopal Youth Event planning team in 2017.
A graduate of Hamline University in St. Paul this past August, Christi has decided to spend the next year serving in the Young Adult Service Corps. YASC is a ministry for young adults 21-30 in the Episcopal Church which sends young adults out into the Anglican Communion to work and become a part of the community. Challenge because of COVID, she has received news of her placement.
Cunningham will be serving in Liverpool, England and living in community with three others on the grounds of the Liverpool Cathedral. Tsedaqah Community house is a “missional community based at Liverpool Cathedral, made up of young people from around the Triangle of Hope living together in community for a year. Tsedaqah community members work in a variety of social justice projects across the Liverpool City Region, in conjunction with the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool and Liverpool Cathedral.” The work will be be social justice oriented, and she couldn’t be more excited. She plans to keep everyone updated through a blog with lots of pictures and stories of this journey.
"What an invigorating opportunity for a young adult from our diocese in another country," Bishop Matt Gunter noted. "Living in community, in service to others, provides an occasion to experience God's presence like no other."
"In all this excitement, I must ask for help." Christi informed the delegates of the Diocesan Convention. "I ask you to pray for me and my housemates throughout this year. I ask your support financially, as you are able. I invite you take this journey with me."
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