Native Philadelphian Carolyn Harrison currently lives and serves as Metro Director in the Greater Bronx for Young Life. A trained theater arts educator for twenty years, Carolyn began her second career as a youth minister with Young Life in East New York, Brooklyn as the Area Director. Carolyn completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in Theater Arts at Bucknell University and Antioch University-McGregor School respectively. She completed a Master of Divinity at Nyack College-Alliance Theological Seminary in 2015.
Carolyn is advancing her work as a theater professional by creating a performance piece entitled Precious Metals which highlights the parallel nature of struggles and victories experienced by women regardless of their historical, geographical, or cultural context. Carolyn will showcase Precious Metals in December 2015 as an offering of thanks for completing her Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.
Additionally, Carolyn serves on the Intercessory Board of Community2Community (C2C), a grassroots organization dedicated to building self-sufficient communities by working alongside the Haitian community of Petit Goâve as they recover from the staggering effects of the 2010 earthquake.
Newly married, Carolyn is grateful for the partnership with her husband, Eric Harrison, whose creative inspiration and loving support enables her to pursue life at full capacity. Of all her accomplishments, Carolyn is most proud of her ministry as a parent to two young adults and one teen, two daughters and a son, for whom she prays daily that they might become the world changers that God intends.