Ryan Reitzammer, Director of Youth Ministries
Ryan loves youth ministry. It's messy, fun, & hard work, filled with bible studies & games, mission trips & deepening relationships. Ryan leads YMT (Youth Ministry Team) with Jennifer & John and works as a full-time church staff member. Ryan loves to see students make their faith their own & love Jesus back! Ryan loves coffee, movie quotes, accents & playing sports. (email Ryan here)
Ron & Heather Thomas, High School SGL's
For many years, the Thomas family has opened their home for youth pool parties & annual Christmas parties - they chaperone trips, help lead weekly lessons and even head up a game each week to get our youth going on Sunday mornings.
Leah McFadden, PYCC & Krew Adult Rep
Leah's genuine love of our students shines through in everything that she does! Besides representing Northwoods as an Adult Representative at PYCC (Presbyterian Youth Connections Council), "Mamma Leah" has been a loving contributor to our Youth Ministry for many years in many ways. She also is part of our adult leadership for the Krew for 3rd year in a row!
Scott Long, High School SGL
If you don't know Scott, just look for the guy in any Chicago sports team gear (Sox not Cubs!). From serving on YMT to helping as a SGL with our High School youth to near heart attack status on Wednesday night basketball, Scott enjoys tremendously being around the energetic and purposeful group of youth here at Northwoods.
Laurie Nodine, Art Coordinator
I am so happy that Laurie stepped up to lead our Art Program at Northwoods Youth Ministry! If you would be willing to share your passion or skill, please contact Laurie and she will get you scheduled for a Wednesday night! Volunteer here.
Molly Long, Adult Rep for PYCC
Molly has been a faithful summer chaperone for events like our high school mission trip and Synod Youth Workshop (SYW). This year Molly has felt led to take the next step and represent our church family to the Presbytery for PYCC. While serving on PYCC (Presbyterian Youth Connections Council), Molly will help youth from across the presbytery plan and lead events like Conclaves & the PYCC Rally.
Jennifer Wood, Elder to Youth
Jennifer is a mom of three members of the youth group and helps lead the annual golf tournament. She is an occupational therapist and she enjoys music, the beach, and being with friends and family. Jennifer cherishes the wonderful experiences from when she was a member of her youth group and thinks that the Northwoods Youth Ministry is an amazing group focused on spreading the good news of God's Love!
Henry Collins, Confirmation Class Leader
Henry has a serious love of all things youth ministry. Henry serves as our primary teacher for our Confirmation class and serves on YMT (Youth Ministry Team). Henry loves engaging students & they never doubt his devotion to them. This guy is known to quote large portions of The Princess Bride (with sound effects)...
Rob Trennel, Middle School SGL
This middle school teacher just can't get enough so he leads out as one of our middle school SGL's. In addition to serving as an SGL, Rob serves on YMT (Youth Ministry Team). Rob is also serving as an Adult Representative on PYCC (Presbyterian Youth Connections Council), which is the student leadership program that plans annual events like Conclaves & the PYCC Rally.
Joe Eubanks, Middle School SGL
Joe's real name should be Andrew, because just like the apostle he's always making our guests feel welcome & getting them connected with the group! In addition to serving as an SGL, Joe serves on YMT (Youth Ministry Team) and regularly volunteers as an Event Chaperone as well.
John Butler, Elder to Youth
In addition to representing us at Session Meetings, John has a passion for youth that shows up in our Youth Ministry Team (YMT) meetings that we are so grateful for!