How We're Handling COVID-19

Instagram Page

@ ShieldStuMin
Instagram is the main place for updates and videos.  We also have been posting live calls and some other content for the students there. You can follow the tag above, or click the instagram link above.

Zoom Bible Study

Contact Connor for Details
We have a weekly Zoom Call  to present our normal weekly Bible Study. This call is hosted on Sundays at 1:00pm. Contact Connor to get the password to join this call.

Support Groups

Contact Leaders for Details
We have three weekly Support Groups. These are opportunities to connect and vent emotions.
Mamas Herr/Ziol  Wed @7:00
Guys Group  Wed @6:00
Ashlynn/Mama Ross  Thur @7

Email Updates

Contact Connor to get added
You can text or email Connor to have yourself added to our weekly email chain! The emails provide updates of new ideas and opportunities within the ministry and for your families during this time.

What We Do Here

Shield Nights

Grades 6-12 meet  Sundays from 6:00-7:30 PM for our weekly program in the cafe and sanctuary.  Shield Nights consist of  food, teaching, games, and  groups!

Bible Study

Grades 6-12 meet on Sunday mornings during the 11:00am service in the youth room.  Papa Herr teaches straight outa the Bible and  we have Poptarts and hot chocolate!

Shield Leadership

The Leadership Team is a handful of our high schoolers who meet in seasons in order to plan the events for Shield.  They also lead weekly small groups and games at Shield Nights

Worship Team

The Youth Worship Team will be meeting every other Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 to practice and plan for worship nights in the fall where the youth will kickoff Shield Nights 

Meet the Team

Connor English

Director of Student Ministries
Connor is our fearless leader!  He serves as the director of Student Ministries for the church, attends all of our weekly events, and advocates for the youth to the larger church.  Connor has been leading in youth ministries since 2019 and loves helping students realize  their full potentials!

Momma and Pappa Herr

Bible Study Leader and Resident Momma
Lisa and Doug are incredibly important to the day-to-day of our ministry.  Doug leads the weekly Bible Study and Lisa is in our weekly leadership teams.  They also lead a Bible Study for Parents and help with Shield Nights every other week! The students love them and so do we!

Ashlynn Watson

Volunteer and Connor's Hot Fiancé
Ashlynn has been serving at Movement Church in Portage Lakes since her family planted it in 2008.  She currently serves as the KidMin Director and on the youth ministry team.  Her and Connor have been working together in Ministry since 2018! Ashlynn helps us out on Shield Nights!

Josh Masuoka

Our Token Millennial Volunteer
Josh helps us out with our weekly Bible Study on Sunday Mornings and on many of our Shield Nights! Josh brings an incredible energy to our team, and does everything from leading games to helping explain deep theological ideas in our  Bible Studies!

Michele and John Ross

"Confirmation Guy" and our other Resident Momma
Michele and John are incremental parts of the youth ministry team! They do everything from being here twice a month for Shield Nights, helping with Shield Leadership, carting around our massive group when needed, and even helping with confirmation! 

Brett and Michelle Rabung

Incredible helpers and fearsome dodgeball player

Brett and Michelle are awesome additions to our team! Brett is the praise worship leader here at the church and Michelle helps out with just about every area she can! On our team, Brett and Michelle help us out on Shield Nights whenever we need the help! 

Summer Camps and Missions


YAC  (Youth Annual Conference) is a trip for the youth of our conference to meet  for a time of worship and leadership development.  YAC's mission  is  to empower youth to be leaders in the church for today, by striving for a relationship with Jesus Christ
June 12th-14th, Grades 6-12


Each summer, for one incredible week, teenagers come together at Malone University in Canton, OH to join in creative worship, intense prayer, passionate service, lifelong relationship-building and compelling Bible study: in short, authentic Christian community.
June 21st-27th, Grades 9-12

Love Your Neighbor

Love Your Neighbor is a mission trip that ministers to the Canton and Akron areas.  We are partnering with a number of area churches. We will be staying in the Malone dorms during this week of Mission, Ministry, Worship, and relationship-building!
July 5th-10th, Grades 6-12
Unfortunately all of our three Summer Camps have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19.  Keep an eye out for our fall retreats!

Social Media and Text Updates

Contact Us

This is the quickest and most officiant way to get ahold of a member of our team!