Hello! My name is Teressa Cooper (pronouns: she/her).I am 23 years old and grew up in the rural town of Lindsborg, Kansas a.k.a. Little Sweden, USA. I am born and raised a Presbyterian and was very involved in my church’s mission engagement and youth programs growing up. After graduating, I went to university for one year before deciding it wasn’t a fit for me at that time. I then moved to the Seattle, WA area where I taught preschool for three years before moving home at the start of the pandemic. On this unconventional post-high school journey I met many interesting people and was reminded of the many different ways that community and “church” can look. During this YAV year, I am most looking forward to building relationships with the parishes in Dundee and witnessing the ways the Holy Spirit is working through them.