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.
Josh DePree is CMC's Youth Director. He came to us from Springdale, Arkansas, where he served as a youth director for a year. Josh 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. He also served as a youth director while attending seminary. Josh and his wife Chelsea have a two year-old daughter Charlie.
In addition to his leadership, we rely on many wonderful small group leaders for both our high school and middle school youth groups! Every volunteer goes through a background check and we are so grateful for the time and care they provide our students! If you are interested in getting involved with our youth programs, please reach out to Josh or Doris Van Kooten, youth dept. administrator.