Youth Sunday this year was filled with the inspiring message and leadership of our young people that we’ve come to expect. It also marked 15 years, to the day, that Margaret Irribarra Swanson has been part of the staff of UCUCC. As a child of the congregation, there is a very real sense that she’s always been part of our church. When members step into staff roles, those relationships shift. She started as an assistant to the program just a few hours a week. Her leadership and responsibilities continued to grow, becoming Director of Youth Ministry. This year marked another shift and growth, as Margaret became our Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries. We celebrate her gifts and pray God’s blessings on her continued leadership.