Hermiston Nazarene Church

Student ministry

Love God.  Love Others.  Love Ourselves.

A welcome from Pastor Michael:

Elevate Live!

6pm - 8pm

Engaging and fun weekly experience
directing all students toward a deeper relationship with each other and Jesus.
We play high energy games, sing loud, and dive into God's Word.

Upcoming Events

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Annual Liability & Release form July 2021 - June 2022

Below you can download our annual liability and release form. This form must be completed each year and submitted to Pastor Michael, the student ministry staff, or the church's office. Students will not be allowed to participate in events if this document is not completed. If you have any questions, contact the church office at 541.567.3677 or Pastor Michael's email at michael@hermnaz.church



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About Us

middle & high schoolers

Elevate Student Ministry is a place for students in middle school & high school to find a sense of belonging and community.

Through relevant teaching, engaging worship, fun games, and impactful Life Groups, we help see students develop a deep relationship with Jesus.
There are many chances for students to connect & grow through Elevate.
We have many events that take place during the course of the year from lock-ins, camps, retreats, conferences, mission trips, etc.... Below, take a look at some of the highlights from this last year.

Get to know Pastor Michael.

Pastor Michael joined our ministry team as our Student & Worship Pastor in September 2019.  Pastor Michael has a passion for helping Middle School & High School students be connected to and grow in their relationship with Christ.  He also loves leading God's people into His presence during our worship gatherings.

He is joined by his wife, Claudia, and their two daughters.  Michael has served at churches in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Oregon.

Pastor Michael loves sports. Pastor Michael's favorite teams are: any team hailing from Chicago except the Chicago Cubs and his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes.  Pastor Michael also loves to play video games and fish. Pastor Michael's favorite thing is to spend time with his girls.

Summer Camp RECAP

Be Part of the Team

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Meet the team.


NYI President &
High School Girls Life Group Leader
Becky represents our student ministry on the church board and helps coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Student Ministry.


High School Girls Life Group Leader
Chantal helps lead our worship! She is married to her husband Steen.  And, she likes cats.  A lot.


Game Master &
High School Boys Life Group Leader
Our weekly games and special events just wouldn't be the same without Kelly! He helps to plan all sorts of events and activities throughout the year. He is also a great fisherman.


High School Boys Life Group Leader
Graydon brings his Australian missionary stories in Life Group time. He is thoughtful, and brings a perspective to student ministry that is unparalleled.


Middle School Girls Life Group Leader
Always up for a cup of coffee, Gabe helps lead worship and takes pictures. She is also our church's Office Manager and helps our church to function.


Thanks for being our money guy, Tony! Tony helps to make sure our finances stay in order.


Middle School Girls Life Group Leader
Kindergarten worker by trade, but being a super cool middle school leader is her superpower. She is always willing to play games and get dirty.


Middle School Boys Life Group Leader
Welding, woodworking, growing a beard, and leading the middle school boys group are all some of Gideon's strengths. But Gideon is so cool that words cannot describe his awesomeness.


Middle School Boys Life Group Leader
Eric is another one of our fishing- extra ordinaires. He also gives us a good time on the water when a tube is attached to his boat.