NoVa District Youth Ministry

While the NoVa District doesn’t have specific youth ministry programs or events, we do invest in youth professionals in our churches. We have cohorts of leaders and we help facilitate a district Confirmation retreat each Spring.

Youth Ministry Cohorts

The NoVa District is committed to helping youth leaders (both paid and volunteer) grow in their ministry. One way we help equip youth leaders is to help facilitate the formation of Youth Ministry Cohorts. These cohorts, started as a pilot program in 2017, offer youth leaders connection with leaders from nearby churches in several different geographic locations across our District. 

There are currently 5 NoVA UMC Youth Ministry Cohorts.

Region95/395 CohortWestern AreasSterling-esqueFalls ChurchOG Cohort +
FacilitatorPeter KwonAgustus GustoPam BentleyKathy HarringtonKim Johnson
Kara Neal

To join a Youth Ministry Cohort, send an email to and we can help you get connected with other United Methodist Youth Leaders in your area!

Youth Information Email List

Sign up to learn more about youth ministry in the District. We will send email about youth events and youth leader trainings.

Youth Ministry Resource Sharing Area

We have created a sharing area for NoVaUMC youth leaders. This is a place where you can upload/download ideas, links, and more to help your ministry.
This area is password protected. If you are interested in the password, you can email

Training for Youth Leaders

Each year at our NoVa District Training Day there is a “youth ministry track” offering classes and community building/networking for youth leaders. 

NoVa District Training Day is January 20, 2024.


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