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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 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

Sofia Obermaier

Middle School Ministry Intern

The Crew

Join the Crew

6th Grade Girls Small Group Leaders


Morgan Shaw

Stephanie Mathis


Haley P.

6th Grade Boys Small Group Leaders

Bryan Ripple

Alex Balsitis

7th Grade Girls Small Group Leaders


Michelle Carpenter


Ashley Barnes

Rebekah Zsiga

7th Grade Boys Small Group Leaders

Marcos Obermaier
Scott Amaral

Luke Zsiga

Brady Fritz

8th Grade Girls Small Group Leaders


Angelina Bucci

Christine Morrell


Tiffany Fortenberry

Naomi Hammonds

8th Grade Boys Small Group Leaders


Ron Frisbee


Andrew Hammonds

Adam Thatcher

11:30am Small Group Leaders

Marcos Obermaier
Tiffany Fortenberry

Stephanie Malcaus

Kayla Heissenbuttel
Jim Chlebogiannis
To get connected or for more information, email
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