Meet The Staff
Director, Wesley Council
Vice President of Development
Master of Divinity - First Year Community Engagement Fellow
Austin is a native of Grand Rapids, MI, graduate of the historic Morehouse College and a 1st year Master of Divinity student at Wesley Theological Seminary.
The Reverend Austin J. Young is an Ordained Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (A.M.E. Zion Church). Within the denomination, Rev. Young holds numerous positions in the areas on prayer, youth engagement, protocol, Christian education, and statistician work that serves six states within Midwest United States and Trinidad and Tobago. Additionally, Rev. Young is a councilmember on the World Methodist Council and serves on the Board of Directors for Atlanta Development Neighborhood Partnership, Inc.
As part of the Community Engagement Fellowship, Young aspires to further learn how to bridge the responsibility of the church and theology in the community. Which is motivated by the words of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who paraphrased Matthew 10:16, “To have a tough mind, and a tender heart.”