Our Mission

Inviting people to new life in Christ

Our Strategy

Worship is a integral part of a relationship with God. Worship happens on a personal level but it should also happen on a corporate level. In CVCYouth, we offer opportunities for middle school and high school students to worship God together.

Our Staff



Rick has been in youth ministry for almost two decades (phew!). He was born and raised in a small town in Western New York on a grape farm. He studied youth ministry at Baptist Bible College, and has a Masters degree in counseling from Cairn University in Philadelphia. Rick and his wife Brooke have been married for over a decade and have three children. Rick oversees our middle school ministry, leads CVCMissions, and is a part of the CVC leadership team.



Lauren is CVCYouth’s Director of Discipleship and Events. She started as an intern and stuck around long enough to be hired as staff. Although Lauren never intended to work in youth ministry, God had different plans for her life! Lauren has a B.S. in counseling and she is currently finishing her Master’s degree in counseling from Clarks Summit University. Lauren loves to meet new people so feel free to introduce yourself, you might just make her day!



Joe has been on staff at CVC for 14 years. He grew up in Ohio – his parents running a Christian camp. Joe initially planned to be a Broadway star and has a theater degree from Baldwin-Wallace. When he came to his senses he finished a theology degree at Liberty University. He and his wife Linda have been married for 13 years and have two kids. Joe leads our high school ministry, works with CVCMissions and also rotates as a part of the CVC preaching team.

Loving God. Loving People.

Want to worship with us?

We would love to have you! Although you certainly don't need to fill out anything to come and worship with us we would love to know your name and greet you as you come in the door! If you are planning to attend Collide, Impact, or one of the CVCYouth LifeGroups please let us know by clicking the button and sending us a quick email!