Methodist Youth Fellowship gets new leadership

The Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF) has elected a new leadership with Micheal Elite Chukwuebuka Ezeh emerging as president.

Ezeh, who was unanimously elected by the MYF’s National Executive Council (NEC), at the recently held Methodist Youth President Summit in Port Harcourt succeeding Amb. Oyonumoh Ukpong inherits a rich legacy of youth empowerment and leadership development.

In his acceptance speech, Ezeh expressed humility and gratitude for the trust placed in him, acknowledging the enormous responsibility that comes with the position.

While pledging to uphold the values of integrity, transparency, and public interest, which are dear to the Fellowship, Ezeh unveiled a transformative vision for the organization, saying his mission is to create a vibrant and inclusive MYF that empowers young people to grow spiritually, develop as leaders, and make a lasting impact on their communities.

He noted that his vision for the MYF is built on six key pillars including, increased spiritual growth, empowering youth and investing in human capital development, community engagement, improved communication and feedback, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability and revenue generation.

He added he aimed to create a vibrant and all-inclusive MYF that will become one of the largest and spiritually vibrant youth fellowships in Nigeria.

The newly elected president has is said to have a proven track record of youth leadership, having served in various capacities within the Methodist Church Nigeria and beyond.

“For the past few years, I have dedicated myself to serving and empowering Methodist youth at my Diocesan levels. My journey began as Local Church Vice President, then Diocesan Youth Secretary, and currently, I hold the honour of being the Diocesan Youth President for Umuahia East Diocese. I have always been interested in and committed to working with young people,” he said.

He added: “This dedication extends beyond the walls of the Methodist Church. In 2021, I was elected as

Pioneer National Secretary of the Nigerian Youth Democratic Movement, demonstrating my commitment to building youth leadership across the nation.

“Most recently, in 2023, I took

on the role of Coordinator for the Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) in Umuahia North.

“These experiences have instilled in me a deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of young people, not just within the Methodist Church, but across denominations and backgrounds.

However, Ezeh’s vision is ambitious, but he is confident that with the support of the NEC, Coordinators, and fellow ambassadors, the MYF can overcome all odds and build a fellowship that will be a beacon of hope and a catalyst for positive change.

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