PARRISH – Gregory Randall has been named Director of Youth Programming for the Diocese of Southwest Florida.
Randall will join the staff June 1, 2017 as part of a planned transition period for the role prior to the retirement of the Rev. John Palarine on December 31, 2017. Randall and Palarine will work together leading the 2017 DaySpring Summer Camp sessions at DaySpring Episcopal Center. In the fall, they will support congregations with youth ministry and Diocesan Youth Programs, as well as developing youth leadership programs and working with adult youth leaders.
Randall is currently dean at Seneca Ridge Middle School in Sterling, Va. He holds an undergraduate degree in business communication from the University of South Alabama and a master’s degree in School Administration from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He has over five years’ experience as a parish youth minister and many years in various aspects of youth ministry. He also has worked as a camp counselor and associate director at Camp Beckwith in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Gulf Coast and has served as head counselor at Camp Kanuga in Hendersonville, N.C. A fluent Spanish speaker, Randall taught at The Columbus School in in Medellin, Colombia.
Randall enjoys the outdoors especially around the water including kayaking, swimming and nature. He plays guitar and loves being around teenagers and helping nurture their faith and leadership. Randall and his wife Catalina have a seven month old son, Charlie.