Youth Ministry


The St. Michael's Episcopal Youth Community, or EYC, is among our most vibrant parish ministries.
Lead by Abby Van Noppen, our Director of Youth Ministry, and a team of adult leaders, students meet regularly for youth group, bible study, fellowship, and fun events.



Abby Van Noppen
Director of Youth Ministry

Abby joined our team in February 2014 after directing the Y Guides program for the YMCA of the Triangle. A lifelong Episcopalian, Abby brings her infectious energy to everything she does, and has a wealth of experience working with children and teens. She has also served as Health and Wellness Director for the Chapel Hill YMCA and as Assistant Director of Campus Recreation for Elon University. She and her husband, Chance, have a four-year-old daughter and a baby boy.

2018-19 Weekly Schedule

September 2018 - May 2019


5 - 6:30 p.m. — Jr EYC — 6th-8th grades
6 - 7:30  p.m.  Sr EYC — 9th-12th grades
(6 - 6:30 p.m. - Dinner for all)


5 - 6 p.m.  — Middle School Bible Study
For grades 6-8, we explore stories in the bible incorporating games, activities and more! Dinner provided, register below.

7 - 8 p.m. —  High School Bible Study
For grades 9-12, with a focus on the living Word, we explore stories in the bible and how they relate today. Dinner provided, register below.

Youth Events & Registration

This online registration is good for all Youth events & trips with St. Michael’s Episcopal Church from Sept. 2018 – Sept. 2019
We must have a current form on file for your student to participate.

EYC Meal Sign-Ups

Fall Semester
Sept. - Dec. 2018

Meal sign-ups for the Fall semester
will be posted after the Kick-Off.

Sitting together for dinner and breaking bread is a BIG part of our fellowship every Sunday night and wouldn't be possible without the help of all of our EYC parents!

Parents of youth that are participating in EYC are requested to plan, prepare, serve and clean-up for at least 2 meals meals each year. It takes about three parents/volunteers each Sunday to help out. The students/leaders really appreciate your help and support with our meals!

Sr EYC Ski Trip

Winterplace Ski Resort, WV
January 11-13, 2019

*We have a limited capacity of 15 students - (10 girls and 5 boys).


Jr EYC Ski Trip

Winterplace Ski Resort, WV
February 1-3, 2019

*We have a limited capacity of 18 students -
(9 girls and 9 boys).

Our middle school and high school students have their own ski trip weekend. The information below will be the same for both groups.

Join us for a weekend full of fellowship and fun skiing/snowboarding in Winterplace, WV! This is the trip our students look forward to each winter!

*Due to the nature of this trip and lodging, there is a limited capacity for males/females for each trip. There will be a wait list for each trip available.
*You must be in good-standing with St. Michael's Youth Ministry and have attended at least 4 Youth Ministry events (EYC, bible study, youth events) prior to registration.

Where | Winterplace Ski Resort, West Virgina. We'll be staying in ski-in/out lodges.
Cost | $250 per student and money for two fast-food meals (Chick-fil-A and Moe’s). Price includes ski-in/ski-out lodge, ski rentals with helmet, ski lessons, transportation and some meals. Confidential scholarships are available, please contact Abby for more information.
When | Drop-off at church on the Friday of your student's trip at 3:30pm. Expected arrival time on Sunday is around 3pm. Please know this time is tentative and can change depending on traffic, etc. We will keep everyone notified through our social media/email outlets. 
What To Bring | A sleeping bag & pillow. One bag - towel, toiletries, ski clothing for wet/cold weather, ski goggles, hat/gloves, warm socks. Money for two fast-food meals.
Ski Gear/Lessons | All of our skis, snowboards, helmets and poles are rented on the mountain. Each student will get a FREE ski lesson before heading out on the slopes!

Payment is required at time of registration. If you have any questions, or would like to pay with check/cash, please contact Abby Van Noppen, Director of Youth Ministry.

Confidential scholarship opportunities are available, please contact Abby for more info.


High School
Reach Mission Trip

Uniontown, PA
June 23-29, 2019

*Registration, forms and all payments
are due by April 1, 2019.

A long-standing St. Michael’s tradition is the high school summer mission trip, for rising 9-12 grades. Come with us to Uniontown, PA as we serve families in need through significant home repairs. We can promise a great week, amazing friendships and an unforgettable experience!

Where | Uniontown, PA
Cost | $410 – Students will also need money for 3 meals on the road, our Wednesday Wal-Mart and Goodwill run, spending money etc.
Things to bring | Check out our Mission Trip Packing List
Chaperones | Youth Ministry Leaders and parent chaperones will be attending this trip. The Director of Youth Ministry, Abby Van Noppen, will be out on maternity leave.

Eligibility Requirements & Forms Needed

  • Current 8th (rising 9th, summer 2019) to 12th grades - school grade not church grade.

  • In good standing with St. Michael's Youth Ministry

  • Demonstrates ability to be effective & respectful within a community setting

  • Contributes positively and fully participates to help improve the group's mission

  • Attend mandatory Parent/Student meeting - date tbd

  • Students attend Reach Meet-Up Dinner - date tbd

  • St. Michael's Youth Registration/Medical Release Form 2018-19

  • Reach Workcamper Information Form 2019

There are 25 spots available on this trip. Once they have been filled, the trip is full.

All payments and forms must be collected on or before April 1, 2019. Individual cancellations made on or before April 1, will receive a refund minus a $50 deposit. Due to the nature of this trip, there are no refunds after April 1, 2018. 
***Scholarship opportunities are available; please contact Abby for more information.

If you have any questions about the trip, please contact Abby Van Noppen, Director of Youth Ministry.