Between them, Patrick Aller of Las Vegas and Jean Ang of Chicago have nearly 10 years experience of having attended the Viatorian Youth Congress — and it changed their lives.
In this latest podcast episode of Viatorian Voices: Conversations on the Way, both reflect on what drew them to return year after year — and the tangible ways the congress developed their faith life and shaped them as leaders.
Currently, Jean is a registered nurse at Lurie’s Children’s Hospital in Chicago, while Patrick is an MBA candidate at Ottawa University in Kansas. Both began attending VYC as high school students.
“Just knowing that I wasn’t the only high schooler who was interested in forming a relationshp with God — and meeting other people who shared those same values and interests,” Jean said, “was really comforting.”
“I can say for sure,” Patrick says, “I got a lot of really cool leadership experiences out of it.” Here’s more: