“We’re so grateful to have these incredible, people of faith, volunteering with our Youth Ministry!” – The Rev. Lyndsey McCall
Our Youth Advisors
Our Youth Advisor Team is a committed group of individuals dedicated to working with our FPC Middle and High School Youth Program. These adult leaders are more than just “chaperones.” They volunteer their time, talents, and gifts, to serve God through working with our young disciples. Due to their regular participation they are able to build deeper and more meaningful relationships with our youth. Our Youth Advisors help to create a safe space for our youth. Each Youth Advisor is background checked and receives regular training on; the FPC Safe Sanctuary Policy, First Aid and CPR, as well as ministry skills.
Amber Medlin Keever I serve as a Youth Advisor for the middle school Lifeline group. I also work as a Litigation Consultant for Sedgwick CMS. I have two children, Finley and Minor. Finley is in 1st grade and Minor is in 7th grade and he actively participates in Lifeline. Along with my husband, Daniel, we enjoy volunteering with our children’s activities, traveling and exercising.
Jennifer & Jeff Nelson I am married to Jeff and a mom to three kids, Kate, Caroline, and Griffin. I just recently returned to work as a preschool teacher after staying home for 13 years. Previously, I worked as a social worker in mental health, foster care, and at a shelter for women. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, and reading.
Kevin Gardiner A proud husband of 13+ years and even prouder father of 12+ years, I currently perform environmental contract work for the Air Force. I enjoy multiple outdoor pursuits including hunting, angling and camping and enjoy reading in my spare time. I’ve always enjoyed working with youth as I love their unpredictability – you never know what you’re going to get!
Stuart Nesbit Hi, I’m Stuart Nesbit, but many call me Paco. I really enjoy working with youth and going on mission trips. We have a great group here and there’s always something to get excited about.
Kristen & Matt WhalenMatt and Kristen are a dynamic couple and the newest addition to our High School Youth Advisors. They have three children; Keegan, the youngest, Carter & Hannah who both attend the Youth Program. The Whalen’s are VA Beach natives and Virginia Tech alumni!
Youth Ministry Leadership
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