Candace Datz

Director of Youth and Adult Ministry
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Candace is the new Director of Youth + Adult Ministry at First Congregational Church starting in July of 2014. She has lived in the Springs since 2004, when she moved from Eastern Oregon to join an international Christian nonprofit. That led to experiences leading youth and young adults on service projects in Asia, such as rebuilding work in Thailand after the tsunami of 2004 and service to street kids in India. Candace is a pastor’s kid and was highly active in her youth group growing up, with camps and mission trips being the highlight of those youth activities for her. Her passion for international issues led her to attend Colorado College where she received a degree in History and Political Science focused on the Middle East with a minor in Religion. While attending CC she worked as a worship leader at an evangelical church in town, using her love of music to serve the church through contemporary worship. She looks forward to building a youth ministry that is strongly relational, passionate about the world, and deeply rooted in the life of Jesus.

Candace loves living in Downtown Colorado Springs with her pup Tucker. She enjoys yoga, reading, hammocking, spending time out with friends, and attending scholarly lectures, because she is, in fact, a super nerd.


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