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Connecting to God's People:


The mission of Saint Andrew EPC youth ministry is to help young people in our community connect with God, with God’s people, and God’s world.

Our Programs


  • Youth group for 6th-12th grade meet in small groups throughout the week and monthly for bigger fun activities.

  • Summer mission trips.

  • Spiritual formation retreats to get away, have fun, and go deeper in our faith.

  • Nursery care for children.

  • Kids Worship - elementary kids are dismissed halfway through worship to a worship experience specially designed for their age group.

Blaise Shields

Originally from Indianapolis, Blaise received his bachelors in pastoral theology from Columbia International University in 2019 and his Master of Divinity from Columbia Biblical Seminary in 2022. His training includes pastoral counseling and experience in hospital chaplaincy.

Blaise is joined by a staff of trained and vetted volunteers who help organize events, supervise retreats, run games, cook food, and mentor our youth. 


“I’m very excited to be a part of St. Andrew’s ministry. It’s an incredible opportunity to disciple and coach children all the way through high school, and to stay connected with them beyond.

"I am passionate about discipling youth in such a way so that their faith in Jesus Christ is foundational to their hopes for the future, guides their path in the adventure of following Jesus, and is relevant to the issues they face in their daily lives."

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