Hello Brothers & Sisters in Christ!
My Name is Megan Marshall and I am the Youth Director, and post Confirmation Religious Education teacher, of our parish.
A little bit about me… My husband Troy and I have been married for 13 years and we have 3 beautiful kids! Our daughter Jolie is 10, our son Conley is 5, and our baby girl Rory is 18 Months. My husband grew up in this parish and we were married here in 2005. Troy’s job has moved us several times to different states where we’ve met some wonderful people and seen much of our beautiful country. Before we moved back home to Oklahoma in October of 2016 we lived about 20 miles outside of St. Louis in Dardenne Prairie, Missouri for 5 years. We loved our parish and we were very active in the church and parish school. My most favorite role there was being a member of our youth ministry core team. I learned many valuable things about Catholic youth ministry and plan to use those tools here at St. Teresa's.
My goals for this program are to:
- Create a welcoming, safe, Catholic environment for our youth to have fun while growing their faith and continue on with our St. Teresa Youth Group traditions.
- Create opportunities for fun and fellowship with activities like cookouts and yard games, social gatherings with youth from other parishes, field trips to fun places, as well as field trips to different parishes and shrines.
- Create a desire within our kids to be a lasting member of our church and serve our church community by involving them in parish activities (usher, lector, service projects, etc.).
- Create opportunities to highlight religious life and encourage all members of our faith to discern their God given vocations.
- Give our kids the tools they need to leave high school with a firm knowledge of their faith and be equipped to evangelize and educate others.
- Encourage parishioner involvement with youth ministry through core team, mentoring, and speaking on different subjects that would benefit their futures, etc.
Parents, thank you in advance for helping me reach these goals by encouraging your kids to be involved with youth group, either by driving them or encouraging them to come. I firmly believe that these kids are the future of St. Teresa’s, they will be the next generation of leaders in our church and in our community and I am excited and humbled by the opportunity to help guide them into these roles.
I know that no youth ministry program can be successful without the prayer and support of our Parish community. So, I ask you, please keep our youth and myself in your daily prayers and ask God to guide and direct us in His will at all times.
“Whatever you do, think of the Glory of God as your main goal.” ~St. John Bosco