Designed for middle and high school students, we strive to partner alongside families in spreading the gospel to the upcoming generation. Our vision is to influence our youth with the gospel, meaningful relationships, and an undeniably fun environment through our weekly services and small groups.
Last summer the Christ Memorial staff welcomed Josh DePree is the new High School Youth Director and is coming to us from Springdale, Arkansas, where he served as a youth director for the past year. He graduated from GVSU with a Bachelor of Physical Education degree in 2014, and in 2019 he graduated from Memphis Theological Seminary with a Masters in Youth Ministry. Josh also served as a youth director while attending seminary. He and his wife Chelsea have a 1 year-old daughter Charlie.
Hannah Wahmhoff, after serving as the interim youth director this past summer and as a Blowout assistant last season, now has the official title of Middle School Youth Director. She has been a member of Christ Memorial her entire life and has participated in many of the children and youth programs. Hannah graduated this past spring from GVSU with a degree in bio-medical sciences and hopes to attend medical school in the future.
Henry Cherry, our Community Youth Director, works alongside Josh DePree and Hannah Wahmhoff as well as on the team in local ministry engagement.
We are excited for the ministry opportunities that this team brings to CMC and to our community!