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.

You can register for Confirmation by clicking this link: https://goo.gl/forms/4elyToJE0y5pg5gD3.

Confirmation begins on September 13 with a Parent/Student Orientation at 6:30pm.

Confirmation Schedule 2017/2018

September 13

6:30 p.m.

Parent/Student Orientation

 

September 20

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  What is Confirmation?

 

September 27

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Introduction to Apostles’ Creed

 

October 4

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Apostles’ Creed, 1st Article, Part 1

 

October 11

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Apostles’ Creed, 1st Article, Part 2

 

October 18

 

6:00 p.m.

Service Project

October 25

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Apostles’ Creed, 2nd Article, Part 1

 

November 1

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Apostles’ Creed, 2nd Article, Part 2

 

November 8

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Apostles’ Creed, 3rd Article, Part 1

 

November 15

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Apostles’ Creed, 3rd Article, Part 2

 

November 22

 

No Class

 

November 29

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Advent

 

December 6

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Advent

 

December 13

 

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Advent

December 20

 

 

Christmas Party

December 27

 

No Class

 

January 3

 

No Class

 

January 5/6

7:00 p.m.

Confirmation Retreat

 

January 10

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

January 17

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

January 24

6:00 p.m.

Youth Service Rehearsal

Memorization Test

January 28

8:30 a.m.

10:35 a.m.

Youth Worship Services

 

January 31

5:30 p.m.

Youth Unity Service

 

 

 

 

February 7

 

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

February 14

6:00 p.m.

Ash Wednesday Service and Lesson

 

February 21

 

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

February 28

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

March 7

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

March 14

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Luther

 

March 21

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Holy Week

 

March 28

 

6:00 p.m.

Service Project

April 4

6:00 p.m.

No Class

 

April 11

 

6:00 p.m.

Fellowship

April 18

 

6:00 p.m.

Picnic and 8th grade rehearsal

April 29

 

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. 

Mission Trip

Watch for information on our 2018 Summer Mission Trip.