Student Ministries exist to create followers of Jesus through discipleship, service, and worship. Our goal is to keep students “connected” to the love of Christ, letting them know they have a church family that welcomes them with loving arms ... no matter what. Our weekly programs foster and enhance relationships between students and adults who care for them. Throughout the year, students engage in worship, missions, and discipleship while learning practical ways to share their faith at school and within their communities. We encourage every student to develop a "Real Faith in Real Life". We challenge them to be the "church beyond the walls of the church." Our ministry team consists of more than 30 adults who value authentic relationships and help students express a real faith in real life.
"The Student Ministries really helps ground them with a strong foundation. It's a great way to connect to that age group and stay current with what's up in my teenagers' world. It's also a great way to model involvement for my boys. It's a lot easier to get out the door when we are all involved ... and it's just plain fun!" - Renee Schramm, Sunday Night Live Adult Leader and Mother of three students
"These are the kind of young people we want our own kids to spend time with...responsible and really fun." - Anna Cyran, Sunday School Adult Leader and Mother of two students
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Meet our Student Ministry Staff
Trey Hockman- Director of Student Ministries Extension: 303
Trey Hockman is the Director of Student Ministries at Simpsonwood United Methodist Church. Trey began his ministry at Simpsonwood in August, 2012. He oversees all programs and day-to-day operations of the student ministries at Simpsonwood.
Trey is a 2009 graduate of LaGrange College and worked for St. James United Methodist Church for three years as the Director of Youth Ministries prior to joining Simpsonwood. Trey is also involved in the leadership for Youth Ministry Institute in the North Georgia Conference, a developmental program for new youth workers in the North Georgia Conference. Trey has also spent many summers working at Camp Glisson as a counselor and worship leader.
Trey grew up at Embry Hills UMC in Atlanta, GA, and is married to the former Rachel Burch.
Michelle Wehrheim- FLC/Youth Administrative Assistant Extension: 330
Michelle joined the staff at Simpsonwood in 2007. Michelle is responsible for the administrative tasks of the youth ministry and also oversees scheduling and group reservations for the Family Life Center at Simpsonwood. Growing up as the daughter of a high school football coach, Michelle possesses a toughness that is unmatched and continues to be active in the local community. Michelle is a long time member of Simpsonwood and has been married to John for over 25 years. Together they have two children: Chris (25) and Jenny (23).
If you need additional information about specific Student Ministry activities, e-mail Trey Hockman, Director of Student Ministries, or call (770)441-2181, ext. 303.
We want parents to serve and explore the “good news" of Jesus Christ with their students. If you'd like to be part of our Student Ministries' team, e-mail Trey Hockman, Director of Student Ministries, or call (770) 441-2181, ext. 303.