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Middle & High School Students

Life can be overwhelming.
You are welcome here as you are...no matter what.

Vision:

Youth Ministries at Second Presbyterian Church seeks to provide middle and high school students (grades 6-12) with a welcoming, safe, and encouraging community, which gives space for faith discovery, spiritual growth, dedication to following Jesus Christ, and full engagement in the corporate life of Second Presbyterian Church.

Youth Ministries at Second is a space where middle and high school students gather not to witness an event but to be a part of something bigger than themselves where everyone belongs and all are welcomed.

In all we do, we seek to be…

Incarnational – Embodying the love and acceptance of God;
Inclusive – Welcoming and inviting everyone to participate;
Integrative – Engaging youth in the broader life of Second Church

Objectives:

We think this can best be accomplished through the integration of all youth into the broader life of the church by providing opportunities for their full participation in . . .

  • Worship;
  • Youth ministry programs and events;
  • Service opportunities and trips;
  • Development of community initiatives;
  • Christian education offerings;
  • Church-wide stewardship efforts;
  • The church's institutional structure (ministry teams, committees, board of deacons, etc.)
Confirmation (Niners)

Confirmation (Niners)

Footsteps of Faith
High School Seniors

Footsteps of Faith
High School Seniors

Racial Justice
Resources for Students

Racial Justice
Resources for Students

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    Rev. Brian S. Shivers
    Senior Associate Pastor for Spiritual Life
    (317) 253-6461

    Senior Associate Pastor for Spiritual Life

    (317) 253-6461  | bshivers@secondchurch.org

    As Senior Associate Pastor for Spiritual Life, Brian is the senior staff liaison for all of the formation programs of the church and the Formation Committee of the Session. He spends most of his time programmatically with the youth and college students of the church. Brian enjoys teaching, facilitating group discussions, and working with an incredibly talented group of colleagues. At Second, Brian lives out his call to congregational ministry and leads out of his desire for the church to be a place where all are welcomed and know they are loved – no matter what.

    Brian is a graduate of Taylor University (B.A. in Christian Education) and Christian Theological Seminary. He began ministry at Second Presbyterian Church in July of 1990 and was ordained and installed as Minister of Word and Sacrament at Second in 2011. Brian is married to Jennifer Shivers, who is a Senior Integration Architect at Regenstrief Institute on the Global Health Informatics team. Brian and Jennifer met at church when they were in middle school and were married in 1987. They are the parents of one adult daughter, Allison.

    Brian loves to travel, read, and write poetry. He gets the most joy through spending time with Jennifer and Allison.

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    Tom Markey
    Coordinator of Middle School Ministries
    (317) 253-6461

    Coordinator of Middle School Ministries

    (317) 253-6461  | TMarkey@SecondChurch.org

    As the Coordinator of Middle School Ministries, Tom works primarily with 6th-8th grade students as a part of the youth ministries program at Second Presbyterian Church.

    Tom is a graduate of the University of South Florida (B.S. in Biomedical Sciences) and Christian Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity). Tom is currently a candidate for ordination as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PC(USA). He began working at Second in September of 2018.

    Tom is married to Abbie Markey, who serves as the Associate Director of Academic and Membership for the NCAA. Tom and Abbie met while coaching soccer together and were married in 2015. They are the parents of three children, Ella, Eden, and Easton.

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    Tyler Wolfcale
    Coordinator of High School Ministries
    (317) 253-6461

    Coordinator of High School Ministries

    (317) 253-6461  | TWolfcale@SecondChurch.org

    As the Coordinator of High School Ministries, Tyler works primarily with students in grades 9-12 as a part of the youth ministries program.

    Tyler leads Sunday morning and Wednesday evening youth programs for high school students, as well as coordinating all high school trips and retreats. He also manages the Footsteps of Faith program with Brian Shivers and the second-year Lake Fellow residents.

    Tyler is a graduate of Indiana University (B.A. Public Policy, 2009) and joined the staff at Second in May of 2009. He is married to Anne Wolfcale, who works as the Director of Development for Hear Indiana. They live in Broad Ripple with their dog Ruby.

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    Megan Marquardt
    Ministry Assistant for Children & Families and Youth
    (317) 253-6461

    Ministry Assistant for Children & Families and Youth

    (317) 253-6461 | MMarquardt@SecondChurch.org