Activities & Events

St. Paul's high school youth group is an active ministry focusing on student/church connection, Biblical encouragement and instruction, and Christian fellowship. Get connected with our youth group to learn more.  |  Youth Coordinator Becky Blake



Parents and current 8-12 graders, it is time to prepare for the National Youth Gathering, July 9–13, 2022 in Houston, TX! Learn more from youth coordinator Becky Blake or  visit the LCMS NYG Gathering website.

What's the Gathering/NYG? Held every three years the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to be encouraged in their walk with Jesus Christ and learn about the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity.

The Gathering is more than the five days of the event. The preparation process for the Gathering brings together young people and supportive adults to encourage each other in their baptismal identity. The Gathering provides young people a vision for the vastness of Christ’s Church and equips them for vocational service as they continue their walk with Jesus.


As young adults, our post-Confirmation age youth are encouraged to participate in our inter-generational adult Bible studies, together with family or peers. On any given Sunday, you'll find high school students sitting together in a Foundation Bible class, actively involved, commenting and sharing in the discussion. 

  • Our Foundation Bible study gets its name from the truth that Christ is our foundation in all things. The study focuses on exploring how our foundation in Christ transforms who we are, and how we live our lives.

UPDATES & schedule

Catch the latest at StPaulsDesPeresYouth

Highschoolers and parents: keep up with our schedule, youth events and activities on Instagram. At StPaulsDesPeresYouth we post photos, reminders of upcoming events, discussion topics and more. 

High School



St. Paul's puppeteer troupe is a fun, high-energy and creative ministry for high school students.  If you've ever seen a St. Paul's H.I.S. Puppeteers performance, you know that this isn't your average puppet show! 

Our practice schedule is teen-friendly with weekly summer practices, plus Sunday mornings in August and September. In the fall and winter, the troupe takes the show on the road to area Lutheran churches (usually monthly), sharing a Christ-centered Gospel message.

Contact Mrs. Hohenstein for more info.

2021 presenter


Video  Watch video of Holly Brand's presentation at St. Paul's.

St. Paul's youth ministry was pleased to welcome special guest speaker Dr. Holly Brand in 2021 — a psychologist, professor, author, and Christian speaker— who shared her insight and expertise on balance, wisdom, and Godly discernment in teen's use of social media today. The video is offered for St. Paul's families, with the permission of the speaker.

2020 presenter

"YOU MATTER" TOUR at St. Paul's

microphone  Listen to audio of Heather Ruesch's presentation at St. Paul's.

Candid * Real * Current | In 2020, St. Paul's brought nationally-recognized speaker and author, Heather Ruesch, to present her "You Matter" program to families, teens, tweens and the Lutheran community. Ruesch spoke about life issues, sexuality, and creating a culture of Biblical integrity. Listen to the recording for a refresher of the important topics outlined.