Tanya Sims, YMT Chair
Tanya has been a terrific addition to our volunteer team. She's chaperoned trips, helped out on Wednesday nights, and served on YMT as a team member, and now as Chair! She's a wonderful organizing force for our team!
Leah McFadden, PYCC Co-Mod & Krew Sponsor
Leah's genuine love of our students shines through in all she does! She is serving as Co-Moderator for PYCC (Presbyterian Youth Connections Council) and Sponsor on our Krew (Youth Leadership Team). "Mamma Leah" has also been a loving contributor to every aspect of our Youth Program and has served as SGL at Junior High Jubilee & Synod Youth Workshop.
Molly Long, Adult Rep for PYCC
Molly has been a faithful chaperone for events like our high school mission trip and SYW. Molly also represents our church family as an Adult Rep on PYCC and has served as SGL for SYW. Molly's affection for our youth shines through in every activity which she attends.
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.
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.
John Butler, Elder to Youth
John has a passion for youth that shows up in our Youth Ministry Team (YMT) meetings for which we are so grateful! He is serving as Elder for Youth on Northwoods' Session and has done a great job representing us to the larger church family.
Rob Trennel, YMT & PYCC Adult Rep
This former middle school teacher just can't get enough. Rob has served actively on YMT for many years. Rob also serves as an Adult Representative on PYCC, which is the student leadership program that plans annual events for the Presbytery like Conclaves at Camp Cho-Yeh & the PYCC Rally.
Laurie Nodine, Art Coordinator & Krew Sponsor
Laurie's commitment to our youth program has grown exponentially over the past few years. What started as serving as chaperone at Conclaves has become serving on YMT, leading as a Krew Sponsor, and coordinating our Art Program. If you want to share your talents with our youth let Laurie know by Volunteering here!
Henry Collins, SGL & Confirmation Teacher
Henry has a serious love of all things youth ministry. He has served as our Confirmation Teacher, Small-Group Leader (SGL), and chair of Youth Ministry Team (YMT). Henry loves engaging students & they never doubt his devotion to them.
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 regularly volunteers as an Event Chaperone.