Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM)

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The Conference Council on Youth Ministry is a group of students and adult advisers who are the voice of youth in the Baltimore-Washington Conference. Students in grades 6 through 12 join CCYM to organize conference-wide training, service and mission projects and events. They also represent youth during the Annual Conference meeting in June each year and at the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference every four years.

Our meetings are usually held at the BWC Conference Center on the third Saturday of each month, unless we have a special event. 

CCYM Stress Less Project

CCYM Y GuyI am the LORD your God.
I am holding your hand, so don’t be afraid.
I am here to help you.
- Isaiah 41:13 (Contemporary English Version)

The Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) youth have championed the cause of stress reduction in the lives of young people. The initiative is named STRESS LESS. The youth gathered information and resources to help other youth STRESS LESS. to Visit our STRESS LESS page for Youth Crisis Hotline, Youth Group Discussion Points, a Test to Assess Youth Stress, Social Media guidelines, Scriptures and Prayers for Youth and resources to help youth cope with Bullying, Relationships, Time Management and Depression, click on the link below:

View the STRESS LESS Resources

Join the CCYM Stress Less team today – contact Pam Bowen.

CCYM Student Leadership

President – Alyssa Murphy, Mt. Zion, Washington East District
Vice President – Michaela Creel, Pine Grove UMC, Baltimore Suburban District
Spiritual Leader – Abigail Dina, First Hyattsville, Greater Washington District
Spiritual Leader – Nito Slack, Washington East District
Co-Treasurer – Roman Ditzenberger, Annapolis District
Secretary – Kaila Stagg, Mt. Zion, Greater Washington District
Communications Director – Asher Rudolph, North Carroll Coop Parish, Baltimore Suburban District

District Youth Leaders

Annapolis District – Kim Walker
Cumberland-Hagerstown – Marie Ebersole
Washington East – Rev. David Showalter
Frederick District – Angela Fossett
Baltimore Suburban – Rev. Bill Jones and Susan Harry
Baltimore Metropolitan – Vacant
Central Maryland – Rev. Tammi D. Brantley
Greater Washington – Sharon Milton

To fill a vacant position, contact Pam Bowen.


Upcoming CCYM Meetings

These meetings are held at the Baltimore-Washington Conference Mission Center, 11711 E. Market Place, in Fulton, Md. 

March 18 CCYM Service Project, Mission Center, 10 a.m. – noon
April 15 CCYM Meeting, Mission Center, 10 a.m. – noon - CANCELLED
May 20 CCYM Pre-Conference Workshop, Mission Center 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
May 31-June 2 Annual Conference, Washington DC, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
July 15 CCYM Meeting, Mission Center, 10 a.m. – noon
August No Meeting
September 15-17 CCYM Fall Leadership Retreat
October 21 CCYM Meeting, Mission Center, 10 a.m. – noon
November 18 CCYM Meeting, Mission Center, 10 a.m. – noon
December 16 CCYM Christmas Party

CCYM also holds a yearly leadership retreat in September. The 2017 retreat will be held September 15-17, 2017.

Youth Members at Large to Annual Conference

The Annual Conference for the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, May 31–June 2, 2017. Three youths from each district are identified as Youth Members-At-Large and will participate as a voting member in the Annual Conference Sessions. Youths are selected as follows: one youth from each district is selected by the Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) and two youth are selected by the District Superintendent and the District Youth Leader. The local church does not select youth to be Youth Members-at-Large.

The Book of Discipline requires all Members-at-Large to be a member of a United Methodist Church in the Baltimore-Washington Conference for at least one year. Youth Members-at-Large must be in 7th grade to 12th grade and be involved in the local church youth group for at least one year. 

Pam Bowen, Conference Youth Coordinator, will lead the Youth-Member-At-Large program during Annual Conference. Youth will be housed in hotel rooms with two or three other youth and chaperoned by adults in accordance with the Safe Sanctuaries Policy.


Please contact your District Youth Leader or Pam Bowen for additional information about becoming a Youth Member at Large.

CCYM Mission Statement

To Support, Educate, Advocate, Represent, and Resource, on behalf of the Conference and District Youth Ministries, the local church youth ministries, and the youth – both churched and unchurched – of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. All this we do to help make disciples of youth for the transformation of our conference and world.  (S.E.A.R.R.)