Children + Youth Ministries

St. Paul’s children and youth ministries operate under three main goals:

  1. Teaching, encouraging and supporting kids’ relationship with God.
  2. Integrate kids into all parts of St. Paul’s community and worship.
  3. Give kids opportunities to serve and relate to our greater community.

If you have questions about our children and youth ministry offerings, please email speckids@spechurch.com.

Children

SUNDAY SCHOOLRegistration Form
Returns Sept. 11
Most Sundays from 9:30-10:15 a.m., upstairs in the Children’s Wing
Godly Play Class (Ages 4-7)
Children of the Good Shepherd (Ages 8-11)
Hands-On Learning Approach/Biblical-Based Lessons & EXPLORE Lessons to learn more about our church!

NURSERY–Registration Form
Every Sunday from 9:15 a.m.-noon
Upstairs in the Children’s Wing
InfantAge 5

Youth

EPISCOPAL YOUTH COMMUNITY (EYC)
Returns Sept. 11

Most Sundays from 9:3010:15 a.m. in the Library
Grades 612
EYC is exactly what the name says: youth learning about their faith in the Episcopal church through community and fellowship. EYC will be a casual hang-out with a variety of activities, discussion, games, projects and more.
Leaders: Ashley Eason, Julie Fredericksen, Matt Langley, Allen Lee, Paula Waterfield, Martha & Tucker Whitesides

Worship

ACTIVITY KITS: Bags and boxes are located in the back of the church and the entrance from the Parish Hall for different ages to use in the pews, including our children’s worship bulletin The Sunday Paper. Please return when church is over.

GET INVOLVED: Youth are invited to serve as acolytes, readers, ushers and more.

Children and Youth
Ministries Calendar

Meet Our Volunteers and Nursery Staff

Meaghan Thomas

Children, Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator

Meaghan has been a member at St. Paul’s since 2014 and also serves on our Vestry. Meaghan is a teacher at Wrightsville Beach Elementary and loves working with children and youth.  She is so excited for all of the wonderful things we have in store for the children here at St. Paul’s! She attends church with her daughter, Amelia, age 6.

Anne O’Dell

Lead Teacher – Godly Play (ages 4-7)
Anne has taught in our Godly Play classroom since 2017. She enjoys sharing part of her Sunday morning with our children and exploring the stories of the Bible together.

 

Rev. Catherine Powell

Lead Teacher – Children of the Good Shepherd (ages 8-11)
Catherine is a retired priest who has long had an interest in children’s spirituality. She is looking forward to getting to know the kids at St. Paul’s!

 

Cecelia Peers

Teacher Children of the Good Shepherd (ages 8-11)
Cecelia has been a member of St. Paul’s since 2012 along with daughter Riley, who is a 5th-grader. She enjoys sharing the love of Christ with St. Paul’s younger members, exploring church life and traditions, and learning alongside them.

 

Tina Vasos Cameron

Nursery Coordinator
Tina recently retired from the N.C. Department of Public Safety with more than 31 years of service. She has lived in Wilmington since 1971 and is a graduate of Wingate University. Tina began working in the nursery at St. Paul’s in March 2022 and took over the nursery coordinator position in June. She is looking forward to meeting more families and spending time with your children in the nursery!

Riley Spizzo

Nursery Attendant
Riley is a senior at UNCW studying psychology. She loves to read, roller blade or swim in the ocean in her free time. In addition to working in the nursery at St. Paul’s, she is currently working as a babysitter. She enjoys spending time with kids and loves to be outside!

 

Ally Broderick

Nursery Attendant
Ally is a sophomore at UNCW majoring in respiratory therapy. She loves going to the beach and reading a good book, spending time with friends and watching movies. She enjoys working with others and children, and is a self-proclaimed “big talker”!