Our Meetings

Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm.
In our gatherings we love to have fun together and focus our eyes together on Christ through singing, praying, digging deeply into the Scriptures, thoughtfully discussing how to apply God’s Word to our lives with leaders and students.

Address:

1020 calle recodo,
san clemente, ca 92673

Our Ministry

UCHSM exists to accomplish three goals:

To help high school students to KNOW Jesus Christ.
The Apostle Paul once said, “I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Philippians 3:8). We agree and want to make the good news of Jesus Christ central to everything we say and do so students would come to know the grace and goodness of Jesus Christ. We want to help students taste and see that there is nothing better than personally knowing the Risen King, Jesus Christ, and being known by him.

To help high school students to DECLARE Jesus Christ.
Not only do we want our students to know Jesus, but we want to help them make Jesus known by sharing the good news of salvation to their non-Christian friends and family so they can be saved from death into life! For us, high school students are not hassles to be endured, but heralds to be equipped.

To help high school students MAKE DISCIPLES of Jesus Christ.
Jesus has given the Church one mission, to make disciples of Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20), and it doesn’t have an minimum age requirement. Christian high school students are called to the work of discipling others! Therefore, we disciple our high school students not to help them follow Jesus, but so they’d be able to help others follow Jesus too.

Our Team

UCHSM is led by a group of men and women* dedicated to helping students know, declare, and disciple (see above for brief explanation). Helping people follow Jesus is a team sport and here is our team.

Jeff Marchand

High School Director
I grew up in a Christian family, but it wasn't until I was freshman year of college that God saved me through Jesus. Shortly after, God brought me to join Union Church and I am so excited to help students grow in Christ and  learn what it means to follow him.

Travis Knapp

High School Guys Leader
I am from the beautiful cotton fields of Lubbock, Texas. I currently serve as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps.  I look forward to growing in both knowledge and passion for Christ with everyone, students and leaders alike, who joins us at Union Church HSM!

A.J. Solis

High School Guys Leader
I am one of six kids! I was raised in a Christian family, but decided to truly follow Christ when I was twenty. I am excited to be used by Christ in high school ministry and our broader church family.

LUKAS RODGERS

High School Guys Leader
I live in San Clemente and enjoy coffee, design, and photography. I came to know Christ as my Savior in my last years of high school. I’m excited to share Jesus with the high schoolers in our town and help them grow in Christ’s likeness!

KENDALL KNAPP

High School Girls Leader
I was born in a military family, and lived in seven states before settling in Texas for high school and college. I grew up in a Christian home , but it was during high school and college that I genuinely trusted in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and that changed everything. I am passionate to offer high school girls the same opportunity today.

KATELYNN MARCHAND

High School Girls Leader
I was a junior in high school when I met Jesus and he changed my entire life. A friend had invited me to her youth group that school year and I was pursued and loved by leaders and fellow students. I am humbled to care for these students because the Lord can use this time in their lives to get a hold of their hearts, just as he did mine!

SERENITY CHURCH

High School Girls Leader
When I’m not surfing, working as a wedding planner, or sleeping; you can find me tucked away somewhere with an iced chai & a book. But, my greatest passion is following the Lord. My greatest desire is to be close to Him & help other girls do the same.

KYLIA THURMAN

High School Girls Leader
I had grown up lightly hearing about the Lord, but it wasn’t until freshman year of high school the my life was radically changed by His love. I have always had a passion for the high schoolers and had the amazing opportunity of leading a group of youth gals at my previous church. I am SO stoked to be a part of this team and am excited to see God work in the lives of these kids!

SAVANNA DRUMWRIGHT

High School Girls Leader
I have lived in San Clemente for the majority of my life! When I found Union, the gospel-centered community drew me in and it's changed the way I walk with the Lord on a daily basis. I strive to share the good news of Jesus with our beautiful beach town and beyond!

ALYSSE BANKS

High School Girls Leader
I am currently in my last year at Biola University. I have been a member of Union Church for the last four years along with my family and I love encouraging young women in their walk with Christ!

JOANNA (JOJO) ROBISON

High School Girls Leader
I became a Christian when I was in junior high and it was the youth ministry at my dad's church that got me excited about Jesus. I am so excited to be a part of these students walk in faith and do the same!
* To ensure the safety of our students and the faithfulness of our ministry, every leader in the
HSM is a member of Union Church and has been formally interviewed, processed, and
background-checked before ever being with students.