Community Counselor

Yonce Shelton

Yonce Shelton with Volunteer Corps volunteers

Yonce Shelton with Volunteer Corps volunteers

I am a pastoral/professional counselor, spiritual director, and mentor offering hospitality to individuals and communities discerning how God is present in their lives.  My calling to help others with the inward journey comes a decade after focusing on the outward journey via politics, faith-based advocacy, and bridge-building with diverse political and theological stakeholders.

I frequently help young adults discern calling in ministry, politics, and nonprofit work.  In addition to supporting the Westmoreland Volunteer Corps, I am the Mentor to an intentional community of Wesley Theological Seminary students in downtown DC.  I am also the Host at the Carpenter’s House (, a new ministry of spiritual hospitality that is part of the Briggs Center for Faith Action.  In addition, I provide leadership in my ecumenical, lay-led faith community in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of DC.

I live close to the volunteer house with my wife, son, and bulldog. 


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