Welcome Students & Parents!

Our Youth & Families Ministry exists to equip parents to minister to their children, encourage students in their faith, and engage students in the community with the gospel of Jesus Christ.


In the midst of social distancing the UPC youth ministry is doing its best to stay flexible and connected. We are regularly meeting and connecting via Zoom with both middle school and high school students. Here's what the schedule looks like:

Middle School: MS Source, Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Small Groups

  • Club 56 (5th & 6th graders), Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.
  • 7th Grade Gals, Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.
  • 6th Grade Gals, Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
  • 8th Grade Gals, Fridays at 4:00 p.m.
  • MS Boyz, Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.

High School: HS students are meeting on Wednesday evenings at 8:00 p.m. These meetings consist of prayer, singing, Scripture reading, Bible teaching, and small groups. Zoom meetings links are sent out on Tuesday afternoons.

Who We Are

The youth ministry at University Presbyterian Church primarily focuses on people over programs. Because of this we place a high value on the people who take the time energy and effort to lead the youth ministry. Our team is made up of adult, college, and high school people who spend a great deal of time sharing their lives and the gospel with middle and high school students. Some of them get paid, most of them don’t. They are all excellent. Every week we have a leadership meeting to grow as leaders and be refreshed by the gospel together.

What We Do

At UPC we recognize that parents are the primary disciplers of their children, but we also want to partner with parents by supplementing their discipleship with our ministry efforts. We do this through two main programatic elements, Sunday school and youth group. We offer Sunday school classes for both middle and high school students on Sunday mornings at 9AM throughout the school year. The middle school students are using a curriculum from the Gospel Project and the high school students have read/discussed various theological, cultural, and biblical topics.

Our regular midweek youth group meeting is on Wednesday nights. The focus on these nights is being together in community, reading Scripture, singing praises to God, Bible teaching, and small group discussion. Our goal with these meetings is to engage students where they are in their faith and equip them to carry their faith with them through college.

Meeting Times and Locations

  • Sunday School is at 9:00 a.m. (August - May)
    • 5th & 6th graders (Club 56), meets in Room 12 of the Education Bldg.
    • 7th & 8th graders, meets in the Education Annex.
    • High Schoolers, meets in the big room of the Education Annex.
  • Youth Group for both Middle and High School: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Youth Director - John Downs

Middle School Ministry Contacts: Gabby GallegosKathi Mallory