I Timothy 4:12

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an

example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.”

About The FUMC Youth Council

The FUMC Youth Council is structured to equip and empower our young people to be active leaders within our ministry and play a critical role in the planning and execution of our ministry and outreach.  Each elected Student serves a two (2) year term, beginning in the month of July and ending in the month of June. 


The FUMC Youth Council is made up of the following students in grades 5 through 12.

General Youth Group Leaders

  • Kristy Kraft

  • Adam Kraft
  • Matheau Bridges
  • Joe & Lisa Daukaus

  • Kelly Ricketts

Youth Council Leaders

  • Matheau Bridges

  • Kristy Kraft

  • Lisa Daukaus

FUMC Youth Council Officers

The following Students have been elected as Officers by their peers on the FUMC Youth Council:

  • Raquel Fisher (President)

  • Arielle Dros (Vice-President)

  • Hannah Heintzelman (Secretary/Historian)

Optional Game-Time Leaders

Faith Housel

Optional Greeter

Kasandria Williams

At Large Members

  • Sarah Perry

  • Delaney Hudock

  • Abby Daukaus 

Roles and Responsibilities of the Youth Council

The Youth Council Members shall:

  • Have personal faith in Jesus Christ.

  • Share ownership and responsibility for the Youth Ministry at the Schuylkill Haven First United Methodist Church.

  • Play a vital role in planning youth activities, in coordination with the Youth Pastor.

  • Assist the Youth Pastor in the implementation of the Youth Events.

  • Demonstrate leadership among peers.

  • Be a primary input mechanism for the Youth Pastor – that is, share ideas and suggestions from other Youth Group members and also relay information from the Youth Pastor to the Youth Group. 

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and support for planned events by, welcoming new people at events, inviting friends to events, and praying for the Youth Ministry.

  • Attend an annual Youth Council Retreat.

  • Be a faithful attender at the Youth Council meetings.

  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and grow in the Christian faith.


The Role of Adults as Advisors

The primary role of adults on Youth Council is to mentor, disciple, and encourage our youth as we slowly transition both responsibility and authority to our young people on the Council. We, as adult leaders will be supportive of student leadership and will be committed to developing youth ownership and shared leadership. As adults, we essentially will transition to a mindset of being “coaches” rather than that of “owners.” As your coaches, mentors and role models, we will empower and equip our youth to be the leaders that God is calling them to be not only within the four walls of FUMC, but far beyond!

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of Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania



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