from Nicole Smalley, Coordinator of Youth Ministry & Catechesis for Grades 6-8
“I have been passionate about youth ministry since I was a volunteer back in high school.
I served on the youth ministry staff for nine years at the church where I grew up. I focus primarily on working with preteens and I especially love taking students to retreats and camps. I graduated from Bethel University in 2010 with a degree in social work and in 2013 completed Youth Leadership’s youth ministry certification program. Some things I love to do include spending time with my husband who is teaching me to be outdoorsy, and DIY projects inspired by Pinterest and Puzzle Rooms. Patrick and I met through our youth ministry jobs and to now be able to ‘professionally’ do ministry together really is an answer to prayer and we are grateful!”