WELCOME TO OUR COMMUNITY

 Jaclyn Oden-Peace (from left), Marissa Bucklew, Mady McColm, and Bianca Holley

Jaclyn Oden-Peace (from left), Marissa Bucklew, Mady McColm, and Bianca Holley


On Friday, August 24, four young adults — Mady McColm, Jaclyn Oden-Peace, Marissa Bucklew, and Bianca Holley — walked through the doors of Union Avenue Christian Church to begin a potentially life-changing, 10-month adventure. They will be seeking ways in which to discern their way forward in the world through spiritual formation, interpersonal growth, simplicity, shared commitment to community and self-sufficiency. They are the fifth cohort of young adults to reside in XPLOR House at Union Avenue Christian Church.

We pray our residents will sense the gravitational pull of their faith, develop hearts for care, and discern how to focus their life’s work. This Sunday, September 9, the congregation of Union Avenue Christian Church formally welcomes Bianca, Jaclyn, Marissa, and Mady into the life of our community. Welcome home!



The Union Avenue XPLOR Host Team works in collaboration with staff of the National Benevolent Association to create a constructive, nuturing environment for our XPLOR residents. Union Avenue’s XPLOR Host Team consists of Cheryl McNeill, Karen Tye (who serves as the Spiritual Companion for our residents), Britani Chase, Georgia Kuss, Debbie Stinson, Michael Riggs, Ron Lindsey, and O. Dan Smith.