Young Adult Ministry

Young Adult Ministry

ACP YA

 
YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
 
  • What: A time of fellowship and discussion about the big questions in life.
  • When: Tuesdays from 19h30-21h30.
  • Where: Catacombs.  


PUB THEOLOGY

  • What: Once a month on Wednesday meet in a local pub for theological discussion about current events.
  • Time: 20h00.
  • Dates: 20 September (updated); 11 October; 8 November; 13 December.
  • Where: TBD.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

ALAN GOGOLL FUNDRAISER CONCERT

  • What: A concert fundraiser to make ACP more accessible for all people.
  • When: Friday 22 September at 19h30.
  • Where: American Church in Paris.
  • How much: €25 if under 30 years old; €50 if over 30 years old.
  • Help Needed:  If interested in serving the church by helping out at the concert, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You entry to the concert will be free. 

 

THURBER LECTURES

  • What: Lecture about welcoming the stranger and about helping refugees.
  • When: Thursday, 14 September;  Meal at 19h; Presentation 19h45-21h15.
  • Where: Thurber Room.

 

ALL-CHURCH FALL RETREAT

  • What: An all-church retreat centered on the idea of "being made new."
  • When: Friday Evening (13 October) – Sunday Afternoon (15 October).
  • Where: Massabielle Retreat Center 1 Rue Auguste Rey, 95390 Saint Prix.
  • How much: €75 for Young Adults.
  • Interested? Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can get you a registration form!
 
 
Who We Are
 
We are a diverse community of young adults between the ages of 18-30. We come from many nationalities, countries, cultures, and religious traditions, united in our common faith in Jesus Christ and desire to live out the fullness of God's Kingdom together. We gather regularly for study, worship, social outreach, fellowship, fun, prayer, and service.
 

Our Core Values

Centered in Christ
Grounded in Grace
Together Being Transformed by Truth
Living as a Gospel Community
Seeking the Peace of the City
Ready to Risk in Faith
 

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The Rev. Jodi Fondell and The Rev. Doug Fondell

Interim Youth and Young Adults Pastors

Jodi and Doug FondellJodi and Doug have been active in International Church ministry since 1998. Their first call abroad was to Immanuel International in Stockholm, Sweden where a 3 year call yielded 17 years of fruitful and meaningful ministry. Most recently they served as co-pastor interims at the American Church in London, England.

Prior to moving to Europe, Doug served as associate pastor in the Chicago area where his responsibilities included ministry to youth and young adults along with preaching, leading worship, working with the Christian Education board, teaching Sunday School and directing Vacation Bible School programs. Jodi served as Chaplain of North Park University, a Christian liberal arts college in Chicago where she was engaged with college-age students through pastoral care, leading and planning chapel services, and building campus ministry teams. Both Jodi and Doug have extensive experience in leading mission trips both in the US and abroad.

After leaving Sweden, they returned to Jodi's home state of California to establish their US base in the Palm Springs area of California. Golf, tennis, and water aerobics fill their free time. Doug has a passion for landscape and interior design while Jodi spends more of her free time reading and writing.

Both are excited to return to Europe and join the incredible ministry of ACP and look forward to being involved in ministry with a focus on young people while participating in the varied and wonderful ministries of the whole church.

Jake Van Asten

Youth and Young Adult Intern, 2017-18

Jake and Tricia Van Asten Jake and Tricia Van Asten are from Princeton, New Jersey. Jake is currently working on his Masters of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary, and Tricia works as a graphic designer. They have been married for two years and most recently moved from Austin, Texas, where Tricia worked as graphic designer for a start-up and Jake worked for a small software company. They have both been active leaders in Young Life, which is a ministry for high school students. In Princeton, they work for Christian Union which ministers to undergraduates at Princeton University. Jake and Tricia enjoy being outside, eating good food, reading, exploring new places, and hanging out with people.