A longtime Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection (DOOR) staff member, Tonya Powell, has announced that she will conclude her service with DOOR in June 2016.
In her four years with DOOR, Powell has served as DOOR Atlanta City Director. As Atlanta City Director, Powell oversaw the weeklong Discover program, hosting an average of 440 youth and college service participants per year. She also guided 17 young adults through the yearlong Dwell program, helping them discern God’s call in their lives while engaging them in civil rights history and continuing systemic issues. Powell worked to increase the impact of the Discern program, predominantly hiring local young adults to serve as summer staff, develop leadership and professional skills, engage vocational discernment, and build faith and spiritual practices. Powell worked with 30 young adults, primarily from the Atlanta area, helping them pursue school, employment, and leadership opportunities beyond DOOR.
DOOR thanks Powell for her years of dedicated service and wishes her well in her next ventures.