Multi Aged Youth Groups
It’s not always an easy decision, but often a faithful one for churches to combine their middle school and high school youth together. This workshop will work through the practical components of combining, as well as discuss the challenges, the joys and the quirks that come along with multi-aged youth groups. Part of our time together will be developing some “take-away” programming for our contexts around Bible Study, Fellowship and Mission.
Katy Walters, originally a native of North Texas, currently resides in New Braunfels, located inthe Texas Hill Country where she serves as the Associate Pastor of Christian Education at New Braunfels
Presbyterian Church. She is a graduate of Austin College in Sherman, Texas where she received a
Bachelor of Arts in music, and then went on to earn her Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Practical
Theology with a focus in Christian Education from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta. Rev.
Walters has over 14 years of experience working primarily with children and youth, serving churches
across the south, as well as working with the Girl Scouts of America.
Katy loves learning something new every day and has discovered she likes many things that begin with
the letter “C,” including: coffee, Christ, children, churches, conferences (like youth ones!) crafts, cards,
cats (especially one named Milo), comedies, and collecting coffee cups. She loves walking out in God’s
good creation and seeing nature at work – from running rivers to singing songbirds to the changing of
colors through the seasons. Her favorite energizer move is the “Beyoncé move” found in the “Waving’
Flag” energizer, but she also really loves the “Firework ooo’s and ahhhs.” Katy loves lock-ins with Disney
movies, always requests bumper lanes while bowling, and seeks to sing something every day. She also
daily tries to love like Jesus loves.