Candice Wynn

Orange Students Specialist

Candice Wynn currently serves as an Orange Students Specialist. After graduating from Florida A&M University and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Candice became an ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Since then, she has served as both a Youth and Next Generation Pastor for over 13 years in the Southeast. Candice is infatuated with all things urban and artsy. As such, she and her husband, Maxim, often spend their weekends creating graffiti art, baking cupcakes with their two children, Mason and Sunni, or sneaking off for a date—when they can find a sitter.

7 Trends in Youth Ministry Seen By Orange Specialists

As Orange Specialists, we see trends in youth ministry from the leaders we work with. It's no secret that youth ministry has evolved over the past 18 months. Read to… Read More

Do I Need A Curriculum When Youth Ministry Is Digital?

In a season of pandemic digital ministry, many churches are getting creative and trying to figure out different ways to program and cut back financially. Read More

Talking about Racial Injustice with Students—Even When You’re Not an Expert

“I’m just as lost as you are, and I don’t know what to say. But I think we should talk.”  Read More
Episode 100

RYM 100: Leading And Training Youth Ministry Volunteers to Re-Engage After A Crisis

No matter where you are right now, it’s safe to say you’ve been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve experienced uncertainty and crisis like never before as we’ve navigated this… Read More
Episode EXT

RYM Extra: Coronavirus And Digital Service Ideas For Your Youth Ministry

As a ministry leader, you're navigating big decisions about whether to cancel services, continue youth ministry gatherings, or find a digital solution. In this episode, we talk about what it… Read More
Episode 97

RYM 097: Fake It Until You Make It – Fighting Imposter Syndrome As A Youth Ministry Leader

No matter how many years you’ve been serving and communicating as a youth ministry leader, self-doubt can creep in and leave you wondering if you’re doing it well—or worse, if… Read More
Episode 92

RYM 092: How To Protect Your Youth Ministry From Lawsuits

It's not fun or easy to talk about, and yet it's potentially one of the most important things to address as a ministry leader: How do you protect your youth… Read More
Episode 90

RYM 090: What You Need To Know About 2020 Gen Z Trends As A Youth Ministry Leader

TikTok. Marijuana use. Anxiety. Flexitarian diets. Text message therapy. These are just a few of the Gen Z trends emerging in 2020. But what do trends like these mean for… Read More
Episode 80

RYM 080: What To Do When Real Life Collides With Youth Ministry

Youth ministry leaders aren’t exempt from the tougher moments and seasons of life. And whether it’s a difficult relationship, a financial mess, unexpected illness of a loved one, or something… Read More
Episode 79

RYM 079: How To (Not) Emotionally Manipulate Your Students In Youth Ministry

There’s a complicated relationship between emotions and faith. And if we’re honest, as youth ministry leaders, sometimes it can be tempting to leverage our students’ emotions to help them make… Read More
Episode 78

RYM 078: Can MS & HS Students Thrive In A Combined Youth Ministry Environment?

There are tons of differences between a 6th grader and a senior in high school. Can they both thrive in the same environment? Can they both thrive in the same… Read More
Episode 75

RYM 075: What To Do Your First Year At A New Church As A Youth Ministry Leader

For youth ministry leaders, it’s hard to acclimate to a new church culture, let alone feel confident making decisions. On today’s episode of the Rethinking Youth Ministry podcast, our guests… Read More