Carol Howard Merritt

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt speaks about the importance of making church friendly for young people and single adults during the 2008 School of Congregational Development in Orlando, Fla. Merritt is co-pastor of Western Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., and author of the 2007 book Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation. The school, held July 31-Aug. 5 in Orlando and Grand Rapids, Mich., was sponsored by the United Methodist boards of Global Ministries and Discipleship. A UMNS photo by Cassandra Heller, CMZ Photographics, United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. Photo number 080727. Accompanies UMNS story #333. 8/5/08.