Presbytery of the James's Youth Council (POJ YoCo) develops youth leadership through learning, volunteer service, and fellowship. We plan and host youth events for the Presbytery of the James. Participants are high school students who are members of a Presbytery of the James congregation or have a connection to Camp Hanover, such as participation in the Pathfinders program or a youth retreat.

Colleen Earp
Director of Youth Ministries

Youth Days

Youth Council hosts free monthly events for middle and high school students. Group leaders should RSVP in advance to Colleen Earp. Events are 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and usually at Camp Hanover.



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October 11-13, 2019
Peacemaking Retreat for Middle and High school students

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February 7-9, 2020
Confirmation Retreat

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High School Retreat

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April 25-26, 2020
Middle School Retreat

Adult Volunteers Needed

Youth Council is transitioning to a more official, structured committee of the presbytery! This is an exciting opportunity to support our youth as leaders. We're looking for adults interested in joining a subcommittee that will help guide the work of the high school students. Are you excited about youth ministry? Want to help with the organizing and leadership of youth events in POJ? Contact Colleen Earp to talk further.

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