High School Ministry (Grades 9-12)

Opportunities for high school youth to grow in faith, build friendships, develop leadership skills, and serve the community. Check out the many different opportunities for kids in Grades 9-12.

Check out all the summer events for High School youth!

Welcome our new High School Youth Minister!

We are excited to welcome Per Nestingen as our new High SchoolYouth Minister! He begins Aug. 14 and will join the Apostle Islands Trip. Prior to St. Andrew’s, Per served as Director of Youth & Family Ministries at Farmington Lutheran Church in Farmington, MN, and previously at Light of Christ Lutheran Church (Delano, MN) and Sugar Creek Bible Camp (Ferryville, WI).



Weekly and Monthly Opportunities

For more information on these programs, contact Mark Jackson – Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry – 651.762.9146  mjackson@saintandrews.org 

Worship Band

Fall start date announced in late August

Register Online

High school youth of all musical talents are welcome to join in worshiping God through music. Come and learn how to play, sing, and dance! The band also shares music during a number of children and youth events through the year.

Peer Ministry Monthly

Sundays, 12-1:30 p.m. in the Youth and Sports Center
Sept. 15, Oct. 6, Nov. 17, and Dec. 8

Peer Ministry Monthly gathers trained peer ministers for a time to check in, practice leadership skills, continue learning, and share a meal. Connect with others to discuss how peer ministry is working in your daily life and how to be more intentional in having meaningful conversations with peers.

Special Events

First Day of School Walk

Tuesday, Sept. 3

Details coming soon


MEA Getaway

Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 18-21 at Castaway Camp; Cost: $250

It’s camp lived large! High school youth travel by van and join dozens of other youth at beautiful Castaway Camp on Pelican Lake near Detroit Lakes, MN. It’s a four-day getaway to laugh, play, hangout with friends, and re-center your faith. Each night includes inspirational music, hilarious skits, and a message from the featured speaker, Jodi Houge. For information, contact Per Nestingen at 651.762.9130 or pnestingen@saintandrews.org. 

High School Music Opportunities

St. Andrew’s offers a variety of options for children and youth (Grades K-12) to be involved in vocal and instrumental music groups. For details and registration for choirs, please visit the children’s and youth music page.

Family Ministry

Family events provide an opportunity to connect with others, meet new people, and deepen relationships within our wider church family. Events are designed for a number of interests and ages. Learn more on our Family Ministry page.

We also provide learning opportunities for parents/guardians (and any adults who care for the youth in our community), with topics focused on issues and concerns relevant to today’s families. Learn more on our Parent Education page.

Community Partners

Boy Scout Troop 89

Boy Scouts is open to boys ages 11 (fifth grade) through 18. Interested youth and their parents are invited to stop by anytime to learn more about Boy Scouts. The Troop meets weekly during the school year on Mondays at 7 p.m. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Jim Schuster, Scoutmaster or Bob Cedergren. Information is also available on the Troop’s website.

Mahtomedi Area TreeHouse

St. Andrew’s hosts TreeHouse on our campus. TreeHouse programs are designed to meet social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual needs of at-risk teens. TreeHouse provides a safe environment as well as mentoring for teens to receive support, guidance and practical skills in making better choices today to live as healthy adults tomorrow. For more information on the Mahtomedi TreeHouse and who they serve, visit their website.