Worship. Serve. Grow.

Welcome to Youth Ministries at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. On behalf of the staff and the Youth Ministry Committee, we would like to welcome each of you as we partner together and guide our children on their spiritual journey.

Youth Ministry at St. Paul’s strives to provide a supportive environment where young people can explore their faith while discovering the riches of our Episcopal tradition and the gifts that they themselves possess. We strive to create an environment that is as engaging and inspiring as it is safe for the teenagers and adults who participate in it. We hope that this is a place where the youth of St. Paul’s can share their common and uncommon experiences with one another, and where they will feel supported and nurtured by the St. Paul’s community.

The Rev. Alice Graham Grant
Associate Rector for Children’s and Youth Formation
919-467-1477 x39



Ben Bricio
Youth Ministries Coordinator
919-467-1477 x23


Youth Ministry Offerings

  • Sunday School meets on Sundays from 10:10-11:00 a.m. There are two classes: one for Middle School youth (grades 6-8) and one for High School (grades 9-12). Both classes use the Journey to Adulthood Episcopal curriculum for youth and other materials reviewed by St. Paul’s clergy.
  • EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) meets on Sunday evenings from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The Middle School and High School youth generally meet separately but come together for devotions, music, and dinner. There is a combination of fun, fellowship, and faith at EYC.

Other Youth Ministry Highlights

  • Acolytes – provide assistance and leadership in Sunday worship.
  • Confirmation ClassesConfirmation is a sacramental rite of the Episcopal Church in which teenagers and adults affirm the covenant made on their behalf in Baptism. We offer Confirmation classes every year to all teenagers who are at least in the ninth grade and who have not yet been confirmed.
  • Diocesan Events – these are held throughout the year for youth in the Diocese. Look for regular updates for more information.
  • Mission Trips & Pilgrimages – trips offered to work with various communities to do service, outreach, and grow spiritually. Trip may include a High School Spring Break Pilgrimage, Middle School Mission, and Appalachia Service Project.
  • Youth Music – there are both vocal and hand bell choirs for grades 6-12. Check out the Music Ministries page for more information.
  • Appalachia Service Project (ASP) – ASP is a life-changing experience offered to rising 9th graders through graduating high school seniros. Each year St. Paul’s travels into the heart of Appalachia to rebuild houses and lives amid some of the poorest areas of the country. You can read more on the ASP page on our website.
Safe Church Training

Safe Church policies establish and maintain standards intended to ensure that faith communities are safe places where all of God’s people are loved and encouraged to grow into the people God calls us to be. St. Paul’s and the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina require clergy, staff, and volunteers working with children and youth on a regular basis to comply with Safe Church training.

To learn more, check out Best Practices for Safe Church: Policy, Procedures, and Resources. For more information on Safe Church training at St. Paul’s, please contact churchschool@stpaulscary.org.

Youth & Adult Leader Registration Forms

Youth Forms:

Adult Forms (EYC Advisors, EYC Dinners, Christian Formation Leaders):


Frequently Asked Questions about St. Paul’s Youth Ministries

Q. Who are the “youth” at St. Paul’s?

A. All 6th-12th graders.

Q. Can only youth from St. Paul’s attend youth activities?

A. No, friends are always welcome.

Q. What if I already go to St. Paul’s but I’ve never participated before? How do I join the youth group?

A. Just come to any youth activity! You are always welcome to jump in anytime.

Q. How can I find out what the youth are doing? Or find out details about an event?

A. These web pages are a great place to start. If you are in church on Sunday, check the Youth News announcements in the bulletin (or posted online). You can also check the youth page in the parish newsletter which is sent out once a month.

Q. What if I have a question that hasn’t been answered?

A. Contact the church office at 919-467-1477 or email youth@stpaulscary.org.