Explore the ministry opportunities for your youth at Garner UMC.


Mission Statement

Youth@GUMC puts God first in all that they do and wants to help your youth place God first in all that they do.  To help make this happen the mission of youth@GUMC is to help youth have a relationship with Jesus Christ and become more like Him.  We are here to REACH students with the love of Jesus Christ, CONNECT them to the community of believers, EQUIP them to grow in their faith, ACT through service, and EXALT God with their lives.  

Meet our Youth Director

I joined Garner UMC's leadership team in 2019 as the Director of Youth Ministry. Before serving at GUMC, I was the Youth Director at Zebulon UMC in Zebulon, NC, as well as 15 years as a law enforcement officer in NC. I love pizza ( pepperoni and mushroom if anyone wants to buy me one) and watching crazy YouTube videos as much as the next middle or high schooler does, but I love to help youth figure out who Jesus is more than anything else. 


All during my life, I have had youth leaders, Sunday school teachers, pastors, and family help shape who I am as a Christian. I may be a transplant into a Methodist Church, but I recognize that God's grace is not just for a select group of people but for everyone who chooses to accept His free gift of unmerited love. 


Student/Parent Info Form

All youth participating in any activities must complete a student/parent info form before participating. A new form will have to be completed at the beginning of each youth ministry year.

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Youth@GUMC calendar events.

Want to make sure you stay updated on all the happens of youth@GUMC?

Text @gumyyouth to the number 81010.

Got questions about youth@GUMC? Send Rick an E-mail.