Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)
updated January 2020
The Youth Ministry of St. Luke's has partnered with Trinity Episcopal Church, and the result is so much more than just a “youth group.” We're excited to engage middle/high school students, and their families, in all aspects of church life in addition to providing service projects, programs, and retreats specifically for youth.
All youth in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to attend EYC gatherings, regardless of prior involvement or membership. Adult volunteers are welcome, too!
In general, we get together weekly on Sundays for fellowship and dinner. We'll "church hop" between the Youth Room at St. Luke's one week, and the Activities Room at Trinity the next. The EYC Sunday schedule is:
4 pm–5 pm: Junior EYC for middle-schoolers: With a team of volunteer adult youth leaders, Junior EYC will focus on building a welcoming community that has fun exploring our faith through games, projects, and service to others.
5 pm–6 pm: Senior EYC for 9th–12th graders: Senior EYC will be student-guided with a focus on building relationships and exploring ways to live out our faith through mission and service.
"I come to this role with an excitement to share the inclusive and abundant love of Christ. As a music teacher with 15 years experience, I have led and been an active member of numerous youth groups and community-based choirs. I am looking forward to building relationships with the youth and their families."
Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Julia Golding moved to Louisiana with her family in 2018. She is the wife of Father Chris Golding and mother to Phoebe and James. Contact her by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Youth Director
"A life-long parishioner of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, I am overjoyed to be the Youth Assistant for the St. Luke's Youth Formation. I understand the strong relationships that can be created among children and teenagers in close-knit groups. Assisting in strengthening those relationships with the love and acceptance of Christ is a privilege about which I am most excited."
Olivia Moppert is a kindergarten teacher here in Baton Rouge. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from LSU and plays the viola. Olivia enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Ollie.