Student Ministry

The Kingwood UMC Student Ministry is about creating spaces for students to connect to one another and Christ. We’re devoted to training & equipping students to do ministry every day in their world.

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Weekly In-person Gatherings

Sunday Worship

9:30am | the Loft (upstairs k building)

Going deeper is what Sunday morning is all about. Come join us as we dive into Scripture to get a better understanding of what the Bible says to be true of God, us, and the world. 

Small Group Sunday | 4th Sunday of each month

Student worship and teachings with occasional breakout sessions

Wednesday Nights

Community is our main focus on Wednesday nights! We spend time worshipping, teaching, and intentional time to be with each other. Students experience life together here.

Every Wednesday (except the first of the month), we will be on campus from 6:00-7:30pm for bible study. On the first Wednesday of each month, we will be off campus from 6:30-8:00pm for special events!


Events for Students


Fall Retreat 2022

Friday, October 28th – Sunday, October 30th

Fall Retreat is our annual overnight retreat at Camp Cho-Yeh in Livingston for 6th-12th graders. Students will leave KUMC by bus on Friday, October 28th and return for worship in Town Center on Sunday morning the 30th.

Check in time will be at 6:00 p.m. in the KUMC Commons. Buses will leave at 7:00 p.m.

Students will return by bus to Town Center around 10:30 on Sunday for Worship and will be dismissed from there. Join us!

All Students MUST have a 2022-2023 KUMC Medical Release Form and Camp Cho-Yeh Release Form submitted before departure. All forms and Packing List are attached in this registration.

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6th Grade Union

Sundays, starting August 7th | 9:30am | K102/103

6th Grade Union is designed specifically for our students entering middle school and transitiong in to our Youth Ministry in The Loft.

We have some fun summer activities planned to get to know the students, and 6th Grade Union classes will begin on Sunday, August 7th. Classes will be each Sunday from 9:30 – 10:30 in room K102/103. Cost for 6th Grade Union is $50 for a t-shirt, journal, summer activities, and food.


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6th grade – Text @kumc2029 to 81010
7th grade – Text @kumc2028 to 81010
8th grade – Text @kumc2027 to 81010
Freshmen – Text @kumc2026 to 81010
Sophomores – Text @kumc2025 to 81010
Juniors – Text @kumc2024 to 81010
Seniors – Text @kumc2023 to 81010

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Student Ministry Leadership

Blake de Llacer

Blake de Llacer

Director of Student Ministries

Hello everyone! I’m from the GREAT state of Alabama, where I was born and raised in Mobile. I served as a summer intern at KUMC for two summers, and once I graduated from the University of South Alabama (Go Jags) in December of 2019, I moved to Texas to join the KUMC staff! I’m a huge sports lover, especially for the Auburn Tigers and the Boston Celtics! I believe that this generation of students is truly going to make a HUGE impact on this world; honestly, they already have. It’s a generation of leaders that are truly being shaped and molded by the gospel of Jesus Christ. I’m just blessed to be able to be a witness to it!

Anapaula Martinez

Anapaula Martinez

Associate Director of Student Ministries

Hey guys! I was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. I never would’ve thought the Lord would plan to bring me all the way here to serve Him!

I fully believe in the power of prayer and worship. I am extremely happy to learn, guide, and walk alongside our youth. God is incredibly moving in this generation, and I cannot wait to see the amazing things our youth will do in His name!

Sophie Priesmeyer

Sophie Priesmeyer

Associate Director of Student Ministries

Hello! My name is Sophie Priesmeyer. I grew up here as a KUMC student and am so blessed to give back what this amazing ministry has given to me. I graduated from Kingwood High School in 2019 and am currently working toward my B.A. in Art at the University of Houston. Go Coogs! I served as a college intern in the Summer of 2021 and soon jumped on board as an associate. God is doing beautiful things through student ministries worldwide, and I am so blessed to play a small part in His plan!


Student Ministry Council

Student Ministry Council is a group of dedicated and invested parents and volunteers who advise the student ministry staff and lead action teams to help extend the scope and reach of the ministry.

Weekly Small Group Leader

Our small group leaders are vital to helping a large youth group feel small and personal for students. Through weekly interaction and monthly group time, these leaders walk through the thick of life with their age and gender-specific groups as they foster community and discussion in their groups.


Student Leadership

Our student leadership team allows students of any age (6th-12th grade) who have a heart for serving, encouraging, and leading others to strengthen their leadership qualities.  We use a “you must be poured into, to be able to pour out” approach, and thus expect these students to be actively pursuing their relationships with God.  If you would like to join this team, we would love to have you!  Contact Blake de Llacer for more information. 

Youth Band/AV

Speaking Team

Have you ever felt called to speak or have been interested? God calls us to spread the gospel, and one of those ways is through teaching. The speaking team allows students to learn the insides and outs of developing lessons, devotions, and sermons while also understanding how to prayerfully and humbly process through them in a way that honors God. Students will be given opportunities to speak to the youth group and be carefully guided in developing and practicing their lessons! If you’re interested in joining the speaking team, please contact Blake de Llacer for more info!