Eight Disciples participated in the third annual National Festival of Young Preachers in Louisville, Kentucky in January. Karen Powell and Jake Sims of DuPont Manual High School, Louisville; Matt Eversole of Trinity High School, Louisville; Carlene Demiany of Yale Divinity School; Christian Smith of Northern Kentucky University; Catherine Cummings, a Harvard Divinity School graduate; Demond Royce of DeVry University, Lexington, Ky.; and Trayce Stewart of Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis joined 108 other young people from around the country to deliver sermons inspired by the Sermon on the Mount.
The festival was hosted by the Academy of Preachers, an ecumenical organization for young people aspiring to a vocation of preaching and ministry. Chalice Press has compiled and published sermons from the past two festivals and will publish an installment from the 2012 gathering.
For more on the National Festival of Young Preachers, see: www.academyofpreachers.net/festivals