Reverend Kristyne Young is a Deacon in Full Connection with the United Methodist Church since 2019. She has a heart for developing and encouraging small groups and for connecting the congregation into the life of the church.
Before being on staff at Lake Deaton UMC, Pastor Kristyne was on staff at New Covenant UMC. She started there in 2009 as their Coordinator of Children and Family Ministries. During this time she started many new children's ministries. Highlights included BEACH, a Wednesday after-school program that provided a safe place for children to worship and fellowship together, and Teacher’s Kid’s Camp, a camp put on at the start and end of summer.
In 2015 she transitioned to a new position at New Covenant UMC, Director of Congregational Life and started to serve alongside the Lake Deaton Campus of New Covenant UMC. In the spring of 2016 she graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary with her M.Div. and in June of 2016 she was commissioned as a Provisional Deacon at the Florida Annual Conference.
Kristyne was ordained as a Deacon in Full Connection with the United Methodist Church in 2019 and continued to serve at the Lake Deaton Camp us as the Pastor of Discipleship.
On May 31, 2020 Lake Deaton Campus became Lake Deaton United Methodist Church and Kristyne was appointed to serve as the Associate Pastor. Her role will especially focus on connecting the congregation into opportunities to grow in their faith, through discipleship, small groups and by connecting with each other.