Youth Ministry

Be a part of something more...


Here at Mandarin, we want you to feel part of our family. Warm, inviting, and united, we strive to treat each other as Christ. We hope you will dive headfirst into our activities and find out why we are close–because we value each other and spend time together!


Here at Mandarin, we want you to grow in your likeness of Christ. We offer classes and other opportunities to develop your relationship with Christ. We are all striving to become more like Christ every day.


Here at Mandarin, we know how to have a good time! Whether we are hosting one of our big events, going on one of our epic trips, or just having some downtime, we have a ton of fun learning more about God and one another


Join us Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM for Sunday School. We meet in the Youth area, located upstairs in the Kasey Mogle (Building B). Classes are organized by grade level.

Small Groups

We have small groups on Wednesday night at 6:30 PM that meet in the Youth area, located upstairs in the Kasey Mogle (Building B). Groups are organized by topic so you can choose what to learn from our adult and student teachers! We also have small groups that meet Thursdays on Zoom.

To learn more about the latest youth events

Meet our Youth Director

Our One 10 Youth Director is Paula Coker-Jones. Paula has a passion for connecting young people to Christ and developing them as Christian leaders.  She comes to us with a wealth of experience in children and youth ministry, having served twenty years in ministry, fifteen at South Roanoke UMC where she developed a large ministry to children and youth. 

A native of Bradenton, Florida, Paula studied Psychology and Child Development as an undergraduate, and earned a Certification in Ministry of Youth and Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. She is an avid college football fan, and supporter of Florida State University.

Noted for her boundless energy and great organizational skills, Paula loves people.  Her friendliness and winning personality encourages everyone she encounters.

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