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Middle School

Sunday at 8:30am, 10:00am, and 11:30am

Helping students develop and pursue a faith of their own

We understand that navigating the middle school years can be complicated. At Elevate Middle School our goal is to create a community that surrounds students throughout these complex years as they cultivate an authentic faith.

Our mission is to lead middle school students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and to help them develop and pursue a faith of their own.

How do we accomplish this? Three key components: relationships, environments, and parent partnership. This is how we break it down.

The Breakdown:


  • Small group leaders
  • Small groups
  • Friendships


  • Sunday mornings
  • Small group outings
  • Student events

Parent Partnership

  • Stay connected through social media and emails









What's Happening in Elevate
  • Middle School Service every Sunday at 8:30, 10:00, & 11:30am
  • September 6-8 – Fall Retreat 

Upcoming Events

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What to Expect

Our Sunday morning services are designed specifically to engage middle schoolers in authentic community with their friends and with small groups. Your student will enter an environment with games, music, and a message formatted to get them thinking outside themselves.

What is the best way to get my student plugged in to Elevate Middle School?

  • Keep them coming consistently. Get them involved in their small groups regularly on Sunday mornings, and make sure they attend our events like camp, Walking Wisely, and other events during the week.

How can I stay connected?

  • Follow us on our Facebook and Instagram, but also make sure we have good contact information for you (i.e.: email, cell phone, etc.). We send updates regularly about upcoming events and important information!

Who will be my child’s small group leader?

  • You will find photos of all of our small group leaders, and the grade they serve, below. These amazing men and women know the value of relationships in community. They sign on to serve for 2-3 years to invest in the lives of students before they’ve even met them. The relationship your student builds with them has the potential to be one of the most influential of their life. We encourage you to get to know them and leverage that relationship as an important ally in your relationship with your middle school student.

CAV Middle School Leaders

Scott Taylor

Student Ministry Director

Maddie Balsitis

Student Ministry Crew Associate Director

Courtney Taylor

Student Ministry Coordinator

Kate Little

Student Ministry Guest Services Coordinator

Michael Guerrero

Family Ministry Tech Coordinator

Briegan Novak

Student Ministry Intern

The Crew

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6th Grade Girls Small Group Leaders


Heather Beal

Catie Faulkner


Kayla Balsitis

Chelsea Bradfield

Sarah Ruhl


Leader Needed!

Leader Needed!

6th Grade Boys Small Group Leaders


Landon Scheer


Peter Balsitis

Joe Bradfield

Chris Peters


Leader Needed!

Leader Needed!

7th Grade Girls Small Group Leaders


Brianna Fortenberry


Ali Ann Merrill

Rachel Toniyot


Donna Piepgrass

7th Grade Boys Small Group Leaders

Joe Gianacco

Andrew Hammonds

Matt Connor

Carson Merrill
Jordan Sichler

8th Grade Girls Small Group Leaders

Erika Brown

Stephanie Mathis


Emily Calvacca


Jojo Chlebogiannis

8th Grade Boys Small Group Leaders

Bryan Ripple

Alex Balsitis

Matt Leber

Jim Chlebogiannis

Jeremy Smith
Small Group Leader Coach
Marcos Obermaier
Contact us to get connected or for more information.
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