Mary Grayson Batts is an artist, violist, actress, teacher, and activist from Bowling Green, KY. Mary Grayson spends her days creating art, listening to and making music, baking cookies, drinking coffee, teaching art to children, sleeping, scrolling through Tumblr, and not doing her homework. Perhaps her proudest accomplishment to date is her success in founding and leading her high school's first Gay-Straight Alliance. Mary Grayson loves listening to records, watching Star Wars, and spending time with interesting people. She plans to study Fine Art in college.

Nancy Combs-MorganNancy Combs-Morgan has been immersed in Unitarian Universalist faith development for the last 17 years, including 6 years as a Director of Religious Education, and 11 years on UUA district and regional staff, as the Faith Development Director in Heartland District, and the MidAmerica Coordinator for Emerging Models in Youth and Young Adult Ministries.  Throughout this progression she has remained passionate about the transformative impact of our faith for children, youth, and young adults.  She has worked closely as a regional liaison with our national Youth and Young Adult staff. Outside of the realm of faith development, she radiates a love of music and movement.  One particular joy is DJing for multigenerational events as NC<* (NCLight), and spending time with family and friends in her hometown of Lexington, KY.

Andrew Connet has lived the entirety of his 17 years in Lombard, Illinois and as a UU. He loves making and performing music, be it on the clarinet, Bb or Eb, or as the lead vocalist in a metal band. He enjoys listening to excessively loud music, playing games, watching movies, good or bad, reading, writing lyrics and poetry, making up and solving math problems, and doing pretty much anything that may occupy his spare time that he has because he is probably procrastinating on something, even if he doesn't realize it.

ymwls-andrew-singletonAndy Singleton debuted in 2014 in the supporting role of CHAPERONE/Resident Assistant in the live production of YMWLS, showing that summer in Beloit WI. He has over 10 years of ‘acting confident’ with UU youth and leading religious education classes and activities. He and his wife Deb have been members at North Shore Unitarian Church since 1991 where they both continue to be Youth Group advisors as well as participate in Social Action and Sustainability activities. In his free time, Andy is employed at I-CAR as the Application Development Manager, working for a UU boss.

ymwls-luke-stevens-royerRev. Luke Stevens-Royer serves as Assistant Minister at White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church in Mahtomedi, MN. He is a native of southern Minnesota, and a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. He served as Coordinator of Youth and Campus Ministries at Unity Church - Unitarian in St. Paul, MN, and as Intern Minister at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, MN. Luke enjoys music, good coffee and poetry, paths around lakes and lots and lots of laughter.


Caitlin Warren is from Kansas City, MO. She has been a UU all her life and attended YMLS in 2013. She enjoyed and grew from the experience and loved every single person she met. Her goal in 2014 was to make every single youth feel included and comfortable and help them grow as much as possible. When she is not at leadership school, she enjoys learning other languages and gardening.

Nolan Watts is a rookie eighteen year-old from Wayzata, Minnesota. He served twice as a youth leader. Writing poetry and performing his spoken word at talent shows is something he loves to do. Also, he has been writing and recording music in his basement for three years. He has a knack for bad jokes and attracting bad nicknames.