College is an exciting time in the life of young adults, and it comes with a lot of questions. One of the biggest that each person wrestles with is: “What is next?” The Servant Year program is a partnership between St. James School, Saint Mark’s Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, that provides a yearlong opportunity for young adults to answer this question. Following graduation, Servant Year Members spend one year living in intentional Christian community, and serving alongside dedicated team members at their ministry placement. Their lived experience, is coupled with times for prayer, mentoring and spiritual direction, helping them to learn more deeply about their own strengths and gifts, and how God is inviting them to use them in the world.
This year we are honored to welcome two Servant Year members into the St. James School community. Elizabeth D’Alessandro and Angel Nalubega, bring with them a strong sense of service and the desire to build up communities of love and friendship. Both Ms. D’Alessandro and Ms. Nalubega serve as Co-teachers, leading and supporting the learning in subjects such as Religion, Art, and Social Studies. They also lead students in Activism Lab, where students examine key issues impacting our world and our community, and learn how to respond and have their voices heard. In addition to their classroom activities, they both serve with Fr. Kellner on the Pastoral Care Team, offering support and care to students, families and the wider community.Learn more about St. James School Servant Year Learn more about Servant Year