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

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UMARMY Registration

U.M. ARMY workcamps provide exterior home repairs to those who are in need of assistance. The focus of the camps is to serve others in the name of the Lord, to foster Christian fellowship, and to have time to worship together. Students are divided into work teams and have two adult leaders to guide them and supervise the work on clients’ homes. Host churches provide lodging.

This summer we will be helping the communities of Lindale from June 19th-25th and Lufkin from July 17th-23th.

Cost is $300/person by May 15, $350/person after. If three or more family members are attending, the cost is $275/person by May 15, and $325 after. Registration must be complete (all steps) by May 15 for the early discounted rate. The last day to register for the June camp is June 5th, and July 3rd for the July camp.

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Senior Sunday Luncheon

Sunday, May 15th | 12:00pm | the Loft

Luncheon honoring and celebrating Class of 2022 Seniors. The luncheon will be held on Sunday, May 15th from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. in The Loft following the Senior Sunday service in the 11:00 Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary. Seniors are paid for, each family member and guest is $10. Please register your Senior then “add guest” and pay for each additional seat needed. Seniors, please submit 5 pictures to Anapaula Martinez no later than May 1st to be included in the slide show.

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6th grade – Text @kumc2028 to 81010
7th grade – Text @kumc2027 to 81010
8th grade – Text @kumc2026 to 81010
Freshmen – Text @kumc2025 to 81010
Sophomores – Text @kumc2024 to 81010
Juniors – Text @kumc2023 to 81010
Seniors – Text @kumc2022 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!

GET INVOLVED – ADULTS

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.

GET INVOLVED – STUDENTS

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. 

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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!