Youth Group: Ages 14- 18
Youth Group Returns at a New Time!
Youth Group (ages 14 - 18) will be held on Sundays from 5:00 to 6:30 in the Youth Room. Please welcome Matthew Jones as our Youth Coordinator. Here is some information about Matthew:
My name is Matthew Jones. I'm very excited to get involved with St. Mark's as the youth coordinator.
I grew up at St. Augustine's of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Vero Beach, Florida. Back then, we had a small, tight-knit group of young people. Years later, "The Eight of Us" are still very close.
Despite being spread across the country, we all still attend church. It’s in church that we find that same sense of fellowship in Christ that drew us together as teenagers on Sunday nights. I hope that the youth at St. Mark’s can share that kind of bond.
After my youth group days, I moved to Tampa and earned a bachelor's degree in Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology from USF, which I used for a while as a tech writer at a video game company. During that time, I worked full-time as a musician, teaching guitar and playing in bands and pit orchestras around Tampa and South Florida. I quickly realized that teaching is where my heart truly lies.
I currently teach music at Corpus Christi Catholic School in Temple Terrace and at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Carrollwood.
Matthew will be assisted by Anna Morris. She is the Franchise Director of ShiningStars, and the Director of ShiningStars Tampa Bay, a children's theatre program for ages 2-11. She also grew up as a member of St Augustine's. She's really excited to have found a church!
Please come for food and fellowship with a focus on learning about walking with Jesus! Bring your friends!