ST. THOMAS MORE YOUTH MINISTERS
Director of Youth Ministry & High School Youth Minister
David missed being a native of Colorado by 4 weeks. He has been a member of St. Thomas More since 1976. David graduated from Cherry Creek High School and the University of Northern Colorado. He was very active in youth ministry at STM as a high school student and went on to be involved in campus ministry at UNC. During his junior year of college, he received his call to youth ministry after attending a concert by the Christian band Petra. He soon enrolled in a youth ministry certificate program through the St. Thomas Seminary. After graduating from UNC in December 1991. He was hired as the full time Youth Minster at St. Thomas More in March of 1992 and has been serving as the Director of Youth Ministry ever since.
During his tenure as the Director of Youth Ministry, he has created and enabled many youth programs and events, including: Journey to Life Retreat, Peace Hut Retreat, Servant Leadership Weekend, Guppy Fest Youth Rally and Dance, and Project 600 Christmas Party. He has traveled with youth to 6 continents for World Youth Days and mission trips. With all of that, his favorite part of youth ministry is getting to know the youth more deeply and watching them grow in their relationships with each other, the Church and the most Holy Trinity.
Cheyenne was born in Colorado Springs and grew up in Highlands Ranch. She has been a member of St. Thomas More for almost 9 years, since her freshman year of high school. She was involved in the STM youth group while she was in school, and by the end of her senior year of high school, she had been on six service trips and over 20 retreats – as a participant or on a team. Cheyenne also interned in the youth department at both Pax Christi and here at STM.
Cheyenne has had deep passion for youth ministry and loves working with both high school and middle school youth. One of her favorite things about being a youth minister is being able to see teens grow in relationship with Christ and build foundations for lifelong faith journeys.
Cheyenne is inspired by the true beauty in being able to take inspiration from the church, other youth ministers, diocesan/parish employees, volunteers, and teens! She is excited to be able to learn and grow from/with every person who she interacts with as a youth minister.
Ultimately, Cheyenne finds it a great blessing to give back to the parish that made her who she is, and keeps her goal in mind: to reach Heaven, and bring as many people with her as possible.
Middle School Youth Minister
Hello, I’m Greg Johnson, one of the Middle School Youth Ministers at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish. I am also from Denver, Colorado – I was born and raised here, and I was involved with youth ministry here at STM during middle school and high school. I attended school here at STM from 4th – 8th grade, high school at Regis Jesuit and graduated from Benedictine College in 2010, majoring in Theology & PE with an emphasis on Coaching. I am so blessed to be back at STM working in the youth ministry department. The youth ministry program and the people involved made such an amazing impact on my life; now I get the great privilege to be a positive influence to the youth that are involved and lead them all closer to Jesus Christ and His Church.
Volunteer Leadership Team
The volunteer leadership team members are vital to the success of our Youth Ministry programs here at St. Thomas More. Eligible leaders are in 9th grade or older. From assisting at youth nights, chaperoning mission trips and pilgrimages, aiding on retreats and leading small groups, we are incredibly blessed by the wonderful volunteers that make up our leadership team. If you feel the call to give of your time to serve and disciple the youth of St. Thomas More please don’t hesitate to give us a call or email us and we will help you get involved with STM Youth Ministry.
Do you enjoy working with High School youth? Contact David or Hannah about joining the Core Team.
Do you enjoy working with Middle School youth? Contact Yifat or Greg about joining the Mentor Team.