Leah Uptigrove lives in Calgary Canada and worked as PA to Claire in SYC a few years ago. Prior to that she completed Fusion’s ‘internship training’ in Canada and was part of the team there for a number of years. Leah has spent time with Fusion teams in Australia and has twice joined Anika and Claire from SYC on support visits to the Fusion team in Cape Town South Africa.
“I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”
Matthew 16: 18
Our history has always been one of meeting people who have hearts for their neighbourhoods, and investing time, training, and prayer in those people and their visions. The new branding of Shift is a poignant way of expressing what the goal has been from the beginning.
Whether we are called Streetlights, like our brother’s and sisters in Greece, or we meet for ‘Talk and Tucker in Australia, or ‘Yard Flex’ in Jamaica. Whether we operate under the names of the churches we are in partnership with or run Festivals under the banner of the International Sports Coalition – what we do when we are together, the life and the hospitality we share – that is our legacy. If Shift Youth + Community is better able to come together with this distinctive and unique name, then I for one am excited to see them live into the calling we share as this movement, and as brothers and sisters in Christ.”