Julie Welborn is an anointed woman of God who has a unique gift for creating environments where healing and restoration can take place.
Julie currently serves as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Family Life at LaSalle Street Church in Chicago. She spent ten years as a program director for LINK Unlimited Scholars (an educational nonprofit that serves African American high school youth in the Chicago area) and seven years as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Faith Community of Saint Sabina. It was in these capacities that Julie honed and sharpened her leadership, workshop facilitation and motivational speaking skills. Since then she has created and facilitated retreats, workshops, and conferences across the country for women, youth, corporations and nonprofits, where her stirring oratory has touched, challenged and empowered participants.
Julie is a skilled teacher and preacher who worked at the Office of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2011-2016 and served as the Director of Catholic Identity from 2014-16. She has taught and facilitated confirmation and reconciliation sacramental classes and retreats; shared the gospel as a scripture teacher for the Chicago Catholic Scripture School; taught scripture in the Continuing Education & Enrichment Program during the summer at the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at St. Xavier University in New Orleans; has preached at churches and conferences of various denominations and has been featured as keynote speaker at schools and various educational organizations.
Julie holds a Doctorate of Ministry, a Master of Divinity and a Certificate in Biblical Spirituality from Catholic Theological Union; a Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
When we engender these kind of healthy relationships; when we sharpen others and allow others to sharpen us, in the end we become better people, and position ourselves to be available to represent and serve God.VIEW