Meet the Team

 

High School Advisors

 

Chantelle Schneider

How long have you been involved in youth ministry at 1st Pres?

Since summer 2010, almost 4 years!

Why are you involved?

Teens have so much energy and potential. I want to be a part of helping them develop into dynamic, God- honoring individuals.

What do you enjoy most about being an Advisor?

Building one on one relationships and the great trips.

 

Scott Norvell

How long have you been involved in youth ministry at 1st Pres?

8 years.               

Why are you involved?

You mean besides the food and trips? Seriously.  I enjoy being with high school students- encouraging them to grow in their faith.

What do you enjoy most about being an Advisor?

The students keep me feeling young and encourage me in my faith. They are also fun to be around.

 

John Verwey

Get to know John soon!

 

Bekah Franklin

How long have you been involved in youth ministry at 1st Pres?

Five years

Why are you involved?

I want to help mentor high schoolers in the same way that people invested in me in my youth. I have experienced the importance of intergenerational relationship in my life and want to continue to foster that in our church.

What do you enjoy most about being an Advisor?

I like to partner with high schoolers in the excitement of learning about the Gospel.

 

Jr. High Advisors

 

Ron Dull

How long have you been involved in Youth Ministry at First Pres?

27 years with Jr. High, 33 years total (we had worked with high school before Jr. High) Sheree and I have also worked in the nursery for 28 ½ years, and taught 4 year olds.

Why are you involved?

I love Jr. High Kids, love being involved at First Pres., but more importantly, love having the opportunity to walk with kids as they learn to follow Jesus.

What do you enjoy most about being an advisor?

The mission trips and camps.  These are times that kids and advisors really get to know each other, and kids get to know other kids.  Many times, a group doesn’t gel until going on some sort of trip together.  Strengths and weaknesses are learned, and kids will open up and share. Also, I love PJ’s “Over-my-head” lessons, and his unique twist to Worship, which is another important way to view Worship.

 

Sheree Dull

How long have you been involved in Youth Ministry at First Pres?

Ron and I have been working with youth since 1980.

Why are you involved?

I love working and seeing the students grow in their walk with Jesus. Also, getting to know them and see what they decide to do with their lives as they become adults.

What do you enjoy most about being an advisor?

What I enjoy most about being an advisor is going on mission trips and seeing the youth shine in a setting that is not the norm for them. Some of them step up and take on leadership roles which helps define them as a Christian.

 

Peter Jones

How long have you been involved in Youth Ministry at First Pres?

13 years

Why are you involved?

I was asked.

What do you enjoy most about being an advisor?

Seeing students becoming their own people.   

 

 

Rachel Benitez

How long have you been involved in Youth Ministry at First Pres?

1 year

Why are you involved?

Building relationships with students and hearing how God is at work in their lives is exciting.

What do you enjoy most about being an advisor?

Spending time getting to know them. 

 

Shannon Muzio

How long have you been involved in Youth Ministry at First Pres?

I am a recent high school graduate and am excited to get involved. 

Why are you involved?

I think it is important to serve and be a part of Christ's body in discipling others.

What do you enjoy most about being an advisor?

I really enjoyed teaching Sunday School and learning how to engage them.