Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

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The youth ministry at ACP exists to Love God and Others through the Grace of Christ.

Youth ages 11-18 meet every Sunday 15h00-17h00 in the ACP Catacombs and the Gym.


ACP Youth is an active community made up of students 11-18 years old from many nationalities, traditions, and backgrounds. We strive to be a community that promotes and values being:

  • Relational — We value real, honest, and sincere relationships: with God and one another.
  • Hospitable — Regardless of who you are, where you come from, where you are going, or how long you are staying, we hope you feel at home here.
  • Missional — We believe that God intends Christians to be a blessing to the world.
  • Christian — We are a Christ-centered community seeking to learn and grow each day to know and follow Jesus.

For more information, please contact Emily Chesley. Thank you!

Rev. Jodi and Rev. Doug Fondell, Interim Youth and Young Adults Pastors

Jodi and Doug Fondell

Jodi 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.

Youth and Young Adult Intern 2016-17 — Emily Chesley.

Emily Chesley Emily Chesley is our Youth and Young Adult Intern for 2016-17.

Emily is an M.Div. Candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey, and completed her B.A. in Christian Ministries, with a concentration in Intercultural Ministry, at Azusa Pacific University in California. She is also a missionary kid (MK) and a third culture kid (TCK). She was born in Belgium, grew up in Chad, and went to high school in Cameroon.

Emily has served in a wide variety of ministries in churches, summer camps, universities, orphanages, and afterschool programs. Her love for the world and attempts to obey God have taken her to India, Mexico, and the United Kingdom, and she looks forward to creating a new home at the American Church in Paris.

She is an INTJ on the Myers-Briggs; loves swing dancing, reading, and playing board games; and is always up for a cup of tea and scones! Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 4:8, and her favorite subject is Early Church History.

Youth Activities 2016-2017 Registration

Parents/guardians: Register your Youth for 2015-2016 Youth Activities here.

Youth Events and Activities

Youth Group meets on Sundays from 15h00-17h00 in the ACP Catacombs. We begin the afternoon with games in the gym and snacks, and then have a time of worship, lessons, and prayer. Feel free to bring friends along - they are always welcome at ACP Youth!

**Please note that Youth Group does NOT meet over the Paris school vacations. There is NO youth group on 05 February, 12 February, 9 April, or 16 April.**

For more information about Youth Group events, please contact Emily Chesley.

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