Allison Williams loved Jesus deeply and teenagers fiercely. She was loyal, playful, funny, smart, caring, justice-seeking, Jesus-following, opinionated and yet so very humble.
She served as a youth worker for fifteen years in Seymour, Indiana. We lost someone very special when she unexpectedly passed away due to complications from the flu on January 20, 2020.
Allison was a beloved part of Download Youth Ministry, and a good friend to us (Doug & Josh). In addition to authoring over 50 resources with DYM, she found a role on our volunteer work team that fit her schedule and gifting. She loved our little tribe at DYM and was always protecting us and at the same time pushing us to be/do better. She was all DYM all the time and we loved everything she gave us (she had idea-chops for sure!).
Allison was a voice of powerful encouragement and gracious honesty to everyone she met. With other women in ministry, she was intentional about equipping, building confidence, and reminding them of the value of their voice. With other men in ministry, she consistently and lovingly helped us see youth ministry from the perspective of female leaders and students. DYM’s mission to “help youth ministers win” was woven into her DNA and she was such a strong advocate for others.