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.

 

 

 

 

September 12

6:00 p.m.

Mentor Meeting

 

September 19

6:30 p.m.

Parent/Student Orientation

 

September 26

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  What is Confirmation?

 

October 3

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Lord’s Prayer

 

October 10

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Lord’s Prayer

 

October 17

 

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Lord’s Prayer

 

October 24

6:00 p.m.

Service Project

October 31

 

 

No Class

November 7

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Lord’s Prayer

 

November 14

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Lord’s Prayer

 

November 21

 

No Class

 

November 28

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

December 5

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Baptism

Lord’s Prayer Memorization Test

December 12

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Baptism

Lord’s Prayer Memorization Test

December 19

 

6:00 p.m.

Christmas Party

December 26

 

 

No Class

January 2

 

No Class

 

January 4/5

7:00 p.m.

Confirmation Retreat til Noon Saturday

 

January 9

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Communion

 

January 16

6:00 p.m.

Lesson:  Communion

 

January 23

6:00 p.m.

Youth Service Rehearsal

Apostles’ Creed/10 Commandments Memorization Test

 

January 27

8:30 a.m.

10:35 a.m.

Youth Worship Services

 

 

January 30

5:30 p.m.

 

Youth Unity Service

 

February 6

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

February 13

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

February 20

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

February 27

 

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

March 6

6:00 p.m.

Ash Wednesday service and lesson

 

March 13

6:00 p.m.

Service Project

 

March 20

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

March 27

 

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

April 3

6:00 p.m.

Lesson

 

April 10

 

6:00 p.m.

Fellowship

April 17

 

 

No Class

 

April 24

6:00 p.m.

Picnic and 8th grade rehearsal

 

May 1

6:00 p.m.

Mentor Meeting Dinner

Location TBD

May 5

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 2018 Summer Mission Trip destination is Philadelphia.