Erin Hughes, Director of Youth Ministries

After completing her Masters in Secondary English Education in 2009, Erin taught at the middle school level for two years in Syracuse, New York. When she and her husband Sean married in 2011, they took a leap of faith and moved across the country to San Antonio, Texas. Erin taught 8th grade English in San Antonio while serving as the Assistant Youth Director at St. Mark’s Church for almost five years. In November of 2015, Sean’s company offered to transfer him to Abilene,  and they decided that it would be the perfect opportunity for Erin to take some time off to stay home and raise their two young girls, Hayden (4) and Maizey (2). They moved to Clyde in January of 2016, and have loved getting involved in this beautiful little community, and planting their roots here.

 

Youth ministry has been Erin’s passion since she was a youth herself. She always sought out ways to bring her friends closer to God through retreats and Sunday School. In high school, she planned and coordinated a middle school youth event called New Beginnings, and served as a counselor at  Happening and various other events and church camps. Erin continued serving as a counselor, Sunday School Teacher, and weekend advisor/sponsor for New Beginnings and various other youth activities throughout college and graduate school. She strives to empower youth to discover and utilize their own gifts as they grow in their faith, and to be an example of faith and love to everyone she meets.

 

In her free time, Erin enjoys running (currently training for her second half marathon), cooking, baking, and enjoying the outdoors with her family and friends. She loves adventure; she and Sean met while teaching snowboarding at a ski resort, and they spent their younger summers on the water, skiing, wakeboarding and swimming. They have dreams of traveling the world some day, but love soaking in the Texas sun, and hanging out in their back yard, watching Hayden and Maizey play.