Youth and Students



Sunday Mornings

Starting at 9:30 AM, all 4th-12th grade aged students begin Sunday School together in the upstairs Youth Room for a time of Worship, Prayer, Scripture Reading, and Fellowship over a pancake breakfast. Classes break for their time for study around 10 AM.

Spring 2018 Sunday School series:

  • Middle School Guys: Jesus Christ throughout the whole narrative of Scripture.
  • Middle School Girls: biblical womanhood.
  • High School: Mark – The Story of Jesus Christ, the Son of God: "Who is Jesus Christ?" is the question that the Gospel of Mark was written to answer, and no question could be more relevant to our own lives today. In fact, we will discover that answering this question also tells who we are and what life is all about. Come and find out just who Mark says Jesus was and is, what he accomplished – and how that helps us live our lives today – as we study the most exciting (and true!) story ever.

Friday Nights

Youth Group is held on Friday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

We are currently in a series called "Rebuilt":  Just as an architect and designer work together to build a dream home, we are imagined and built by God for a specific purpose.  But as Christians we are constantly being “built” and “rebuilt” as the Holy Spirit works in us to transform us as a house constantly being updated and remodeled.  We are not just individual “houses” but also joined together with other believers in Christian community, the Church, to be God’s house.  We will look at what Jesus had to say about being built and rebuilt together to learn that we are Made by a Maker, Made for a Purpose, and Made and Remade.

  • Both Middle School and High School meet at the same time from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. for a time of Worship, Fellowship, Teaching, Snack, and Small Groups.
  • We have 4 small groups: MS girls, HS girls, MS boys, and HS boys.

Books for Parents

If you want to do some reading, below are some books that have been recommended over the years. And students? Feel free to read these too and tell us what you think...


Youth Staff

Adam Kelley

Youth Leader
  • Where do you work: Chick-fil-A
  • Where did you grow up: Oklahoma City, OK
  • Weirdest thing you ever ate: Camel
  • Favorite food: Pizza!
  • Favorite Hobby: Watching Yankees games with my wife (and dogs)

Aly Hamilton

Middle School Girls Leader
  • Interesting Fact: I've got goats
  • Where do you work: At a garden center
  • Where did you grow up: Washington Crossing, PA
  • Weirdest thing you ever ate: Pig brain

April Clare

High School Girls Leader
  • Favorite Food: Too many!
  • Favorite Movie: Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Pink Panther movies (Peter Sellers ones)
  • Your Occupation: Geologist/project manager for an environmental consulting firm
  • Favorite Quote: "We have met the enemy and he is us." -Pogo

Becca Gater

High School Girls Leader
  • Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 12:1-2
  • Weirdest thing you ever ate: Squid Ink Ravioli
  • Where you grew up: Alameda, CA; Brooklyn, NY; Wachington, DC
  • Your Occupation: Super Mom! Masquerading as Office Administartion
  • Favorite Quote: "As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along." -Eleanor Roosevelt

Donna Nitchun

Middle School Girls Leader
  • Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 15:13
  • Interesting Fact: Raised in Texas and moved to Princeton when she was 13
  • Favorite TV Show: Parenthood
  • Favorite Hobby: Hearing stories about God's work in people's lives. 

Ji Hae Ju

Youth Leader
  • Where did you grow up: Staten Island, NY
  • Favorite Movie: Pride and Prejudice 
  • Favorite Food: Pho, Bhindi Masala, Buffalo Wings... Savory food makes me happy!
  • Your Occupation: Librarian - I order movies, audiobooks and ebooks for a living.  It's awesome!
  • Interesting fact: Never owned a pet until last year.  Now I have six chickens I'm obsessed with.

Junyi Lee

High School Guys Leader
  • Favorite Food: I'm of the opinion that the best way to cook meat is on a charcoal grill so.... I'd say meat on a grill!
  • Favorite Book: Les Miserables. The full, un-abridged version!
  • My Occupation: I hunt dark, elusive, obscure forces in a dungeon on Princeton's campus where many shiny cauldrons of bubbling, frothing liquid line the corridors. 
  • Favorite Hobby: Frolicking in the mountains while admiring our Lord's breathtaking creation and ending the day sitting and singing around a nice fire with friends.

Karen Ristuccia

Middle School Girls Sunday School Teacher
  • Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Peter 1:5-8
  • Favorite Food: Lettuce salad
  • Your Occupation: Academic Dean at The Wilberforce School 
  • Favorite Hobby: Playing with my grandchildren, reading, and swimming. 

Megan Misiewicz

High School Girls Leader
  • Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 34:2 & Ephesians Chaps. 1-3
  • Favorite Book: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton & A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.
  • Favorite Hobby: Reading & Singing
  • Favorite Quote: "God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.  If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body."  St. Paul

Michele Suarez

Middle School Girls Leader
  • Favorite Book: The Narnia & Lemony Snicket series
  • Favorite Movie: Back to the Future
  • Your Occupation: Artist at Sesame Place, and team member at Oxford Valley Chik-Fil-A
  • Favorite Hobby: I love to make things & be crafty; knit, bake, write poems, cut & glue things! 
  • Favorite Quote: "But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within." 
  • Interesting fact: My dog Olle has his own Instagram account.

Patrick Haley

Middle School Boys Leader
  • Where You Grew Up: Austin, Texas
  • Favorite Movie: Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Favorite Hobby: Memorizing various pieces of poetry and speeches
  • Favorite Bible Verse: 1 John 4:16

Penny Stone

High School Girls Leader
  • Favorite Hobby: Gardening
  • Favorite Book: Alexander's Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day (I'm a kid at heart)
  • Where you grew up: Wooler, Ontario, Canada
  • Your Occupation: Working for myself as a professional organizer
  • Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11

Raphael Suarez

High School Guys Leader
  • Nick Name: Raph
  • Favorite Food: Don't really have one, I do tend to lean towards Asian cuisine with noodles though.
  • Weirdest thing you ever ate: Cheeseburger w/ Ketchup Mustard on top, Nutella and PB on bottom.
  • Favorite Book: Slaughterhouse 5

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