UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA

CONSISTORY OFFICE OF YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

PRESS RELEASE

Mommy and Me, Daddy and Me Program Celebrates 15 Years

This summer marks the 15th anniversary of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Mommy and Me, Daddy and Me program (MMDM). The director of Consistory Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Natalie Kapeluck and the then Office of Family Director Debra Burgan founded MMDM.  The hope was to provide a place for parents and children to spend time together in an Orthodox Family Environment. The children would be introduced to camp life at All Saints Camp and the parents given the opportunity to meet fellow Orthodox parents who are tackling the same challenges in today’s world. Fifteen years later, the program has far exceeded the expectations of its founders and become so much more than anticipated.