Kids don't just need messages, they need messengers.
Teens need caring adult friendships to not just talk and teach about the Christian life, but to model it and live it out with them. We know how formative the teen years are, and how important building a worldview and authentic relationships are to them. We meet weekly, to stay connected with your students, have fun, and talk about things that matter.
Interested in serving students?
As an S2 leader, you have the opportunity to be part of an incredible ministry with unlimited opportunities to grow and have a lifelong impact on teenagers. You don't need experience with teens or youth ministry. We'll equip you and train you. All you need is a willing and teachable heart to fully engage in our fellowship of leaders and the world of teenagers.
Contact Seth at email@example.com to learn more and get involved.
Students Staff and Contacts
Seth MichelsExecutive Pastor, Ministries
Seth and his wife Julie have been in student ministry for over 20 years, and Seth has been the Students Director at East since 2018. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He likes history, reading, Lord of the Rings, and loves time in the outdoors via mountain bike, skis, backpacking or his dirt bike.
Sarah BlackMiddle School Staff Associate
Sarah Black is the Middle School Staff Associate and assists the Executive pastor as the Operations Assistant. She hopes to help students grow from simply knowing about the Lord to deeply loving him as their savior and friend. She loves the summer, the beach, and a spontaneous trip with friends.
Rodrigo ReisHigh School Staff Associate
Rodrigo and his wife Sarah have been joyful members of Sojourn East since 2016, and Rodrigo serves as the High School Director at East since May of 2022. He is originally from Atibaia, a city located in the Southeast region of Brazil. He is a graduate of the Cedarville University and Southern Seminary. Rod enjoys spending time with his wife, playing disc golf, fishing, reading, swimming laps and going to the gym; he is also passionate about investing and discipling young people.