New editor on board

After six months, Young Voices is working to make more connections with young adults across the country

January 4, 2012 | Young Voices
Rachel Bergen and Emily Loewen | Young Voices Co-editors

It has been six months since Canadian Mennonite first launched the Young Voices section, website and blogs. We have covered peace rallies, RV trips, new businesses and art. As well as contributors from across the country, we’ve had submissions come in from France and Egypt.

But, of course, there is still room to grow. There are many young voices that have yet to be heard in this magazine. There are photos we have missed and events that were off our radar completely.

Canadian Mennonite is dedicated to reaching and engaging young adults, covering their events from across the country and publishing writers from different cultures and locations. That’s why we’re excited to announce that Rachel Bergen has taken on the position of co-editor of Young Voices. We are adding more people and more resources to make sure we connect with as many young people as possible.

Bergen will be taking the role of connecting with our audience, engaging new writers, photographers, videographers and readers from those areas we are missing. Based in Winnipeg, she will travel to different congregations and schools to meet new faces and learn what our readers are looking for from Canadian Mennonite. She will also be taking on more of the magazine’s social media presence.

Emily Loewen will continue to manage the Young Voices blogs, the multimedia content and the articles printed in the magazine each issue. She will also do some travelling to connect with congregations on the East Coast. Both of us will continue to write articles as well.

We know that Young Voices is missing some activity in Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and east of Ontario. If you know of someone we should talk to or a group we’re missing, have an idea you’re interested in, or if you want to contribute, please send us an e-mail. We would love to hear from you. We want our readers to continue to be excited with what the church’s young voices have to say. We’re also looking for events and congregations to visit, to help us build those connections.

We are proud of what Young Voices’ contributors have accomplished so far. We have published stimulating articles and blog posts that have started conversations, and we’re growing in our multimedia components. With your help, the magazine can and will include more perspectives and begin more dialogue. We can’t wait to see where it goes from here.

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