Children + Youth

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

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

If you have questions about our children and youth ministry offerings, please contact Meaghan Thomas.


SUNDAY SCHOOL Registration Form
Sundays, 9:3010:15 a.m., upstairs in the Children’s Wing
Touch and See (Preschool Age)
Godly Play Class (Ages 47)
Children of the Good Shepherd (Ages 811)
Hands-On Learning Approach/Biblical-Based Lessons & EXPLORE Lessons to learn more about our church!

NURSERY Registration Form
Sundays, 9:15 a.m.noon
Upstairs in the Children’s Wing
InfantAge 5


Sunday, 9:3010:15 a.m. in Meeting Room A (Downstairs)
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 


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.

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

Substitute Teacher
Cecelia has been a member of St. Paul’s since 2012 along with daughter Riley. 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!

Ally Broderick

Nursery Attendant
Ally is a junior 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”!


Emberlyn Headrick

Nursery Attendant
Emberlyn is a dual enrollment student: a senior at Laney High school and enrolled at CFCC. Emberlyn loves to go to the beach, spend time with friends and family, go for walks, and volunteer. She is a mentor to a 4th grader at College Park Elementary. She loves spending time and working with children. She also works at Kornerstone Bistro. Her goal is to go to a four-year university, followed by a two-year program in order to become an anesthesiologist assistant.

Cadence Katinas

Nursery Attendant
Cadence is a sophomore at UNCW and is majoring in psychology in hopes of going to grad school and becoming a speech pathologist. She enjoys spending time with friends on the beach, grabbing coffee or lunch, and overall just being outside. She loves working with children and staying active in her community.


Caroline Pahl

Nursery Attendant
Caroline is a junior at UNCW majoring in communication studies. She loves going on runs, spending time with friends, and swimming in the ocean. In addition to working for St. Paul’s nursery she is a news anchor for her student news channel Seahawk Central News. Caroline enjoys spending time with others and kids and staying active.