Learn what matters with people who matter

A high school group that meets you right where you are, helps you deepen your faith, and ensures you have fun doing it

What if there was a place that loved and included you no matter who you are? What if you could talk about what matters and have fun doing it? Our High School Ministry is a place for students to experience life as it was made to be lived: authentic, no-strings- attached relationships; encouraging, supportive spaces to be yourself; and fun events for you and your friends. We are with you and for you, and we can’t wait to get to know you!

What You'll Find

Your Life Has Meaning and Purpose

We believe in a God who loves you and has amazing things planned for your life; come and see what that is all about!

We Walk With You

We’re a team of healthy, safe adults that will walk with you as you navigate school, friends, sports, family, and more. Life’s tough; don’t go it alone.

Never a Dull Moment

Who said doing what matters is boring? We sing songs together, play games together, laugh at ourselves, do funny skits, eat good food—and have a great time doing it, all while stepping into love and service of others.

Shawnee 2019: High School Ski Retreat

February 15-17, 2019 at Shawnee Mountain Ski Resort

Join us for a great weekend of winter fun and discipleship at Shawnee Mountain Ski Resort. Hang out with friends, ski or snowboard, and grow deeper in our faith together.

Retreat Packages

Retreat Only: $270
Retreat + Tubing: $310
Retreat + Lift: $305
Retreat + Lift + Ski/Board Rental: $330
Retreat + Lift + Ski/Board Rental + Lesson: $335

Contact Annette at 410-266-8090 with retreat questions. For more information, visit Mont Lawn or Ski Shawnee.

Upcoming High School Events

The youth group has always been a family, but in the past year it has been a really tight knit place to relax, let go of burdens, and be encouraged by other young Christians. I am very thankful for the relationships and opportunities God has presented in my time in the high school ministry.

Sean CateStudent

Contact High School Ministry Leader

Have questions, comments, a story to share. Reach out here to directly contact John Cavallaro and Megan Erickson, our High School Ministry Director and Assistant Director.

John Cavallaro

Director of High School Ministry

John’s first day of work at EP was getting on the bus to head to middle school camp. Now directing the High School Ministry, John is passionate about sharing Christ and his hear resonates with 3 John 4: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” A graduate of New Geneva Theological Seminar and in full-time ministry since 1989, John lives out his faith by being prayerful about opportunities to bring his to bear as he lives. A strong cup of coffee and kayaking in the Chesapeake are John’s go-to ways to relax and enjoy life.

Megan Erickson

Assistant Director of High School Ministry

With over 25 years of ministry experience, Megan brings Jesus and joy to all of her interactions. Having joined the staff in the fall of 2017, Megan is passionate about relationship-based ministry and reaching kids with the gospel right where they are. She is a strong developer of teams that focus on discipleship and outreach opportunities. Megan and her family are thrilled to be part of the EP Church family.

We are now accepting applications for our 2019 Summer Intern program!

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