August 9, 2010
|Myra Garnes Shuler
Myra Garnes Shuler, currently director of the Cathedral Scholars Program at Washington National Cathedral, has been selected by Bishop Provenzano to serve as Diocese of Long Island Youth Ministry and Formation Director.
The bishop said, "Myra Garnes Shuler is an outstanding lay leader in the church. Her experience in formation, education and youth development will catapult the ministry of our diocese in our efforts to form young Christian leaders, build community among our youth and provide leadership in the creation of youth and young adult programming in our local parishes. Myra brings to our diocese a passion for putting ministry with youth and young adults on the front burner! I am very excited to have her join the staff of the diocese and can't wait to see the fruit of her ministry in our midst."
The scholars program at the Washington cathedral is a three year program for promising honor roll students enrolled at D.C. Public Schools that offers academic classes, internships, and enrichment activities to prepare them to be future leaders.
Ms. Garnes Shuler began her professional career at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, as an assistant basketball coach and summer camp coordinator. She has worked with children and youth 5 to 18 and supervised college students and adults in managing day-to-day operations. During the 1993 season the Buckeye team reached the "Final Four" and finished as national runner-up.
Recently, Ms. Garnes Shuler also served as Director of Multicultural Education and Academic Dean at the National Cathedral School (NCS) in Washington.
In previous positions, she was Assistant Dean of Students at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn., and was the Director of Education for the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, developing proactive programs of education, intervention and constituency building to discourage bigotry and to bring people from different groups together.
At Loyola University, Chicago, Ill., she was an Assistant Director of Student Life,
Coordinator of African American Student Affairs and Coordinator of Women’s Programs, where she provided leadership in the implementation of diversity initiatives in a department that serves African American, Latino, Asian American, Women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender students.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Ms. Garnes Shuler holds an M.A. in Higher Education and Human Development from Ohio State University (1995) and a B.A. in Psychology from Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio (1992). She and her husband, Ron Shuler, will be moving from Springdale, Maryland, to New York in a few weeks.