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 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.

High School Mid-Week Bible Study

Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m.

High schoolers, we continue to meet outside at the fire pit, after which we will go into the Sanctuary for Bible Study in the book of Acts. Contact John Cavallaro if you have any questions.

Big Beach Weekend

July 30 to August 2 | Harvey Cedars, New Jersey

On July 30 to August 2, out high schoolers head to Harvey Cedars for Big Beach Weekend—three days full of music, games, speakers and more. You can visit the Big Beach Weekend website for more information and to register.

Sign Up for Big Beach

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, our High School Ministry Director.
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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.