Testimonials From Clergy
Dr. Rob Blackburn
Senior Pastor, Central United Methodist Church
"Leigh Young has a rare constellation of gifts: intellectual carefulness coupled with remarkable relationship sensibilities. AS a teacher and writer, she will catch your imagination it a riveting phrase as she leads you down pathways where you will discover new truths about yourself, your world, and your faith."
Dr. Michael B. Brown
Former Senior Minister, Marble Collegiate Church
New York city, NY
"Leigh Young has done her homework in researching Lessons from the Letters, Living the Abundant Life. She brings context and clarity to the lessons, providing strong scholarship and yet doing so in a fashion that makes it easy to read and understand. I personally recommend this book both for personal study as well as her study for groups."
Director of Youth Ministries, First United Methodist Church
"I have worked with Leigh on confirmation retreats for four years as I was the director of a camp and Leigh was a leader of the confirmation class. Leigh was and still is one of my favorite people I have ever worked with! She always comes with well thought out ideas but is always ready to work with anyone. Leigh has a grounded theology that is relatable. I would always be willing to work with Leigh on anything."
Julie Wilburn Peeler
Senior Pastor, Oak Forest United Methodist Church
"I am excited you are considering Leigh Young as a speaker for your church. I have personally and professionally known Leigh Young for almost 12 years and she has always been a person of biblical and theological integrity. Leigh and I taught Disciple Bible Study for a group of 20-30 women every week for 4 years. Leigh has led an intensive confirmation class at Central UMC for several years where she has worked with the pastors, retired Bishops, and other lay leaders to educate our young adults in the way of Christ. She is a serious Biblical exegete and has incredible skill at taking the Biblical texts and applying them to everyday life. In fact, Leigh is more skilled at this than most pastors. She is funny and energetic when she speaks."
"I have scheduled Leigh to lead my women at Oak Forest for a women’s weekend at the end of March. She is easy going and very flexible in scheduling and planning with other churches. I highly recommend Leigh and if you would like to reach out to me personally, please don't hesitate to call at 336-707-5961."
Carolyn Hall Williamson
Pastor, Grace United Methodist Church
St. Augustine, FL
"I have heard nothing but positive reviews about Leigh and the weekend she spent teaching our women's group. She immersed us in 18 hours of biblical hours and study. Her knowledge of the Bible was wonderful. She had a an enjoyable way of teaching and story telling that made the material user friendly. Our women are already asking if she can come back."
"As a pastor, I always wonder about letting someone I don't know come in and teach. After having experienced Leigh, I can say you have nothing to worry about."