Director of Youth Ministry

I was born on November 29, 1972.  My hometown is Appleton and I have lived here all my life.  I graduated from the University of Wisconsin~Stevens Point with a B.S. degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology.  I have completed nine credits at Lakeland College in the Master’s of Theology program.  My husband, Mike, operates an adult family home where we take care of four wonderful, cognitively disabled adults.  We have two children, a daughter and a son, who bring us great joy everyday. What a gift from God.

After college, I had plans to go into psychology, specializing in counseling youth, however, God directed me down this path into ministry.  I have been in youth ministry for over 20 years and love it.

I enjoy spending time with my family, especially our children.      

You can contact me at christusyouth@christuschurch.org

Confirmation

The Confirmation program is for youth in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  Youth are confirmed at the end of their 8th grade year.  It is a three year program that consists of lessons, fellowship and service.  After the 3 years of Confirmation, the youth will publicly renew the baptismal vows that their parent's made on their behalf.  We want them to fully understand what this means when they are confirmed in their faith.  And, we feel that this Confirmation program at Christus does exactly this and more.

Our Confirmation program meets on Wednesday evenings.  A typical evening begins with a time of fellowship around a meal.  Then, all the youth meet together in the Sanctuary where our time is opened with prayer and worship.  The Pastor and the Director of Youth Ministry engage the group in a lively lesson.  Then, the large group is divided into small groups based on their grade and gender.  This group is led by two adults, called "mentors", who further engage the youth in small group questions derived from the topic. 

We feel strongly that fellowship and service events need to also be part of the Confirmation program.  Throughout the year, the youth participate in fun fellowship events and learn to be servants of Christ through service projects.

Register for confirmation here: https://forms.gle/8upbZStQZ9BPRE5r5

CONFIRMATION SCHEDULE 2019/2020:  

September 18

6:30 p.m.

Parent/Student Orientation

 

September 25

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

October 2

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

October 9

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

October 16

 

6:00 p.m.

Service Project

October 23

 

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

October 30

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

November 6

6:00 p.m.

Fellowship/Team Building

 

November 13

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

November 20

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

November 27

 

No Class

 

December 4

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

December 11

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

December 18

 

 

Christmas Party

December 25

 

No Class

 

January 1

 

No Class

 

January 8

 

No Class

 

January 10/11

7:00 p.m.

Confirmation Retreat

 

January 15

6:00 p.m.

Youth Service Rehearsal

 

January 19

8:30 a.m.

10:35 a.m.

Youth Worship Services

 

January 22

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

January 29

5:30 p.m.

Youth Unity Service

 

February 5

 

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

 

February 12

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

February 19

 

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

February 26

6:00 p.m.

Ash Wednesday Service and Lesson

 

March 4

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

March 11

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

March 18

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

March 25

 

 

No Class

April 1

6:00 p.m.

Service Project

 

April 8

 

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

April 15

 

6:00 p.m.

Fellowship

April 22

 

6:00 p.m.

Picnic and 8th grade rehearsal

April 26

 

10:35 a.m.

Confirmation Sunday

 

G2

G2 is our high school youth group.  It meets every Wednesday, unless noted, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 

All are welcome!  Please invite your friends!!!

Mission Trip

Our 2019 Summer Mission Trip destination is Kentucky.