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)


Organizational Meetings for Youth Ministry

Sunday, April 28, 4:00 pm St. Mark in Clarkesville  ~ Organizing Meeting for all teens participating in Catholic Heart Work Camp and Steubenville Atlanta. One parent must attend with teens.


Carry the Candle! Light the way for Jesus!
Teens of St. Paul are invited to take turns carrying the candle in front of the Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist as s/he carries the Blessed Sacrament to those who cannot come forward to the altar, and to the choir. Contact Mary Ruth by text or email to let her know you are interested.
Let’s do this teens!