South Africa – A 16-year-old girl, McKenna Keltz got an opportunity to represent the American United Methodist Church at a youth summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Global Young People’s Convocation brings more than 300 people from 40 countries to talk about the future of the church.

For the 16-year-old DuBois Area High School junior, young people belonging to organizations and traveling the world is important.

She said that the Convocation gave her a chance to meet people from different countries who all had the same goals in mind.

For five days, Keltz was as much an event worker as a delegate. She helped speakers prepare, coordinated with bands, attended meetings, and even worked with the group to develop legislation to be sent to the United Methodist General Conference in 2019.

Click below to hear McKenna give her thoughts on why she went.

Learn more about the United Methodist Church’s Global Young People’s Convocation at their website.

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