Middle school students will face changes in almost every area of life; it's critical to have people in their lives who care for them and invest in their success.

That's where we come in. We're passionate about jumping into the lives of middle school students to help them navigate all the physical, emotional, and relational changes they're wading through.


A place where you belong with fun stuff to do, great people to hang out with, and relevant messages from God's Word.

Sundays / 10:45 AM / Student Center

Journey Groups / Late August–April

Grow in your relationship with God and others through crazy games, hanging out with your friends, and digging into the Bible with your small group. 

Grades 6–8 / Sundays / 6–8 PM / Atrium

Alex Ehly

Middle School Pastor

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Favorite Social Media Twitter
A Book Everyone Should Read (Besides the Bible) Love Does (Bob Goff)
Best Vacation Ever Camping & fishing in Colorado
Describe Yourself in 3 Words Random / Practical / Compassionate
Why Student Ministry? Students are awesome! I was a student once & some amazing people took time to invest into my life and point me to Jesus. I love being able to do the same with students in some of the most critical years of their lives. Plus my wife thinks I act like a teenager most days!


Chelsea Bailey

Middle School Ministry

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Favorite Social Media Instagram
A Book Everyone Should Read Crazy Love by Francis Chan
Best Vacation Ever Seagrove Beach, FL — I love the sea and palm trees!
Describe Yourself in 3 Words Responsible / Loyal / Encouraging
Why Student Ministry? There’s nothing better than investing in our next generation! Students have so much energy and potential, and when they’re on fire for Jesus, it’s powerful.


Jacob Bittner

Middle School Ministry

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Favorite social media The gram is growing on me recently...
A book everyone should read I loved Holes when I was in middle school, so I’ll give that one my recommendation. 
Best vacation ever I went to Colorado one summer and hiked Pikes Peak and the Manitou Incline on back to back days. It wore me out but it was an incredible time!
Describe yourself in 3 words Friendly, Entertaining, Loyal
Why student ministry? I’ve seen and experienced firsthand how impactful it can be in lives, and I want to be able to be part of growth and transformation in other youth now that I am more of an adult.


Ethan Fritzler

Middle School Ministry

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Favorite Social Media Facebook (mostly for the Babylon Bee and memes...)
A Book Everyone Should Read Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis
Best Vacation Ever Fishing, hunting, and snowboarding (simultaneously) with my wife in the Colorado mountains.
Describe Yourself in 3 Words Dorky, Kind, Caring
Why Student Ministry? This is the most fun age group to be around! Not only will you always have the chance to spontaneously square off in epic Mtn. Dew chugging contests, but also it is one of the most crucial times in the process of spiritual development. Teens (particularly middle schoolers) are at a very moldable time in their lives, and if you can introduce Jesus to them and help them see Jesus as a priority, then the odds of them ever walking away from the church drastically decrease! In my own experience, my youth pastor made an incredible impact in my life by building a relationship with me that pointed toward Christ at every turn. I want to be a part of making that kind of impact in the lives of our teens and encouraging our leaders to do the same.