Our youth programs equip students in grades 6 – 12 for a life of faith.

We give our students the opportunity to authentically grow in the Christian faith and mission while nurturing their development and maturity as individuals and in community. We help our students take ownership of their faith and give them the freedom to wrestle with their questions in a safe environment.

Weekly opportunities include:

For more information about Youth programs and opportunities, please contact Dan Gannon, director of Family Ministry, at dgannon@sjd.org or 713.354.2265.

Sundays, 10:15 am in Rm 238 (Game Room)
All middle and high schooler students are invited to gather together for Sunday school on Sunday mornings! We will spend our time playing games, enjoying fellowship, and participating in Bible study.

Youth Ministry Staff

Dan Gannon

Director of Family Ministry

Dan was born and raised a "west coaster" before coming to Houston and SJD in 2016. He has been in vocational ministry to youth and families since 1995 and is still young at heart. Dan has surfed on every continent except Antarctica. Dan and his wife Kimberly, a flight attendant for United Airlines, have an 8-year-old son who has been on 208 flights as of the writing of this bio.

Emma Kastens

Youth Minister

Emma is currently studying for a Masters in Youth Ministry. When she's not hanging out with SJD youth, she likes to take her dog to the park and go camping.

Hannah Choate

Hannah Choate

Youth Minister

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