Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, a way of life

Youth Events Update


Dear Friends in Christ,

After much prayer and conversation with Bishop Lane, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Roc the Diocese and our participation in Episcopal Youth Event 2023. We have realized that our successful pre-pandemic model of youth programming is not serving the spiritual needs of our Diocesan youth and their families at this time. We will take the next few months to explore and discern a new direction. One of our goals as Diocesan Youth Coordinators is to meet with clergy, youth and children's ministry leaders, youth, and families to have conversations about hopes, dreams, and challenges for youth ministry in today's post-pandemic world. We hope you will be able to join us for these gatherings and we look forward to hearing your thoughts. 

With Gratitude, 
Rev. Gretchen Ratterree and Rev. Keisha Stokes
Co-Conveners of Diocesan Youth Ministry