Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry in the Mountains is dedicated to the continuing formation of Catholic Teens in Northeast Georgia through outreach in the community, social activities and Catholic spiritual development.  YMM is lead by a youth minister and supported by a team of trained peer leaders and parent volunteers.  All Catholic teens grades 7-12 are welcome.

Currently youth and volunteers who are involved are parishioners at St. Paul the Apostle in Cleveland, GA and St. Mark in Clarkesville, GA.  For further information contact the following:


Youth Ministry Commission:

Mary Ruth Jones, YM Coordinator  706-892-4438

Pam Hamilton 706-499-7291 (St. Mark)

Erika Rowland 904-501-1228 (St. Paul)

Paula Wonders 706-768-9637 (St. Mark)

Joan Foley 765-513-5119 (St. Paul)

Rebecca Strange 706-200-7383 (St. Paul)

Cathy DeKoskie 678-697-8472 (St. Mark)


We have a large *email list* to keep parents and teens up to date on events – email Mary Ruth to have your name included at:


Summer Events – All Teens Welcome!  Bring a Friend!

 Thursdays from 4-5:  Senior Teen Bible Study at Java Joe’s Coffee in Clarkesville.  Organized to interest our Juniors & Seniors but this Bible Study group is open to any high school student interested in reading and studying Scripture.

 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mark and St. Paul in July, followed by food and games.  Stay tuned for more information on dates.


TBA:  Movie night at the Tiger drive-in