Yadi Martinez
Youth Minister for New Church - Chiesa Nuova UCC & Patheos Youth Advocate Blog Contributor

Yadi Martinez is a bilingual Latinx gender non-conforming artist born and raised in South Texas, and serves as a LGBTQIA Unconscious Bias Awareness Facilitator with 10 years of experience working with young people in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metropolitan area. Their work includes using the arts and networking skills to create community events, safe spaces, and leading empowering trips for young people. Yadi’s overall goal is to empower young people to be successful.

Yadi is a United Church of Christ Member in Discernment and a certified facilitator in the Our Whole Lives (OWL) curriculum, which provides comprehensive sexuality education for young people.

Yadi serves as Youth Minister at New Church – Chiesa Nuova UCC (also on Facebook) in Dallas, Texas. Yadi is also a monthly contributor of the Youth Advocates blog located at Patheos.com