Welcome to LCPC Youth Ministry!

Welcome to LCPC Youth Ministry! Our youth program is for students in grades 7th-12th grade. We strive to be a place where students can belong, serve, and grow through their adolescence. Check out our philosophy and programs below.


From first crush to first car, making your way through adolescence will undoubtedly be an epic journey. The good news is your family does not have to brave it alone! Our team of adult leaders and staff want to share the peaks, plateaus, and pits of your student’s JH and HS years with you. We hope that you find in LCPC a community where your whole family can BELONG, SERVE, and GROW.


We are on a mission to be and make lifelong disciples of students. This is the WHY of everything we do at LCPC! For us this means that our staff and small group leaders are called by Jesus to first be disciples that imitate the values and practices of Jesus in every aspect of their lives. And then, the hope is that students will see them as role models and mirror that same model. Disciples making disciples for Jesus is the primary way we proclaim the good news of what Jesus has done for us in his life and in his death. Jesus himself chose this model for ministry when he called 12 young imperfect men to share three years of his life with. This simple act of being in relationship with one another resulted in what is arguably the greatest movement of all time -the Church. Lucky for us, we have six years to share life with students and your family has a lifetime! Our hope is that the combined influence of your family and our church will have an exponential impact of the lives of young people and the world they will influence for Jesus!


We strive to be a place where all students, grades 7-12, can belong together in a safe and accepting environment!
We believe that following Jesus in our everyday lives includes serving our local and global community.
We believe following Jesus in our everyday lives means committing to a life of spiritual growth.


Onramps are programs and events designed to help new and existing students discover a sense of belonging at LCPC. Oftentimes, students need to feel like they belong before considering what they believe. Onramp programs and events are great opportuntities for existing students to bring new friends.
A Carpool is any program that enables students to share their lives with their peers and leaders. Their weekly small groups at MERGE are our main carpool opportunity.
Road Trips are where students make memories and log milestones. A Carpool is usually a weekend retreat, outreach trip, or repeating service opportunity. Examples of "road trips" are annual winter camp retreats, our Habitat for Humanity trips, and monthly dinners at Union Station Homeless Shelter.


Youth Ministry at LCPC

Our youth spend a lot of time in "all youth" spaces where students grades 7-12 are hanging out together. However, we do believe it is important for them to spend time in their individual junior high and high school spaces. Check out what both programs have going on below!

Contact Anna@lacanadapc.org for High School and

Austin@lacanadapc.org for Junior High

Summer Camp!

Summer Camp at Big Bear Lake Christian Conference Center

We are headed up to Big Bear Christian Conference Center for our summer camp this year! This event is open to junior high, high school, and even alumni! The theme for the weekend is Collide. We’re diving into what it might look like to let God use those collisions for good. As we collide with everything from unexpected moments, to other people, to Jesus Himself, we’ll see that when our real faith collides with our real lives, nothing will be the same.

The cost will be $250 for the whole weekend. There will be activities that will be included like zip lines, kayaking, ropes courses (and more!) that are included, but there will also be some extra activities and snacks available so sending up $20-$30 spending money is optional. We will be leaving Friday, June 14th and we will be coming home Sunday, June 16th. We will be coming back in the afternoon, so there should be plenty of time to celebrate fathers day. Spots are limited.

Register HERE

Volunteer at VBS, June 24-28

We love having youth volunteers help at our one week VBS camp. We welcome all youth volunteers who are entering 9th-12th grades. Youth entering 6th-8th grade are accepted on a case by case basis only.  All youth can fill out an application HERE.

All youth volunteering receive a $100 credit that is good towards any summer 2024 youth activities, including Big Bear even though it happens before VBS this year.

There will be a mandatory VBS training on Tuesday, May 28, 7-8 PM, optional dinner at 6:30 PM.

MERGE | Wednesdays 3-9 PM

Every Wednesday, beginning August 23rd, junior high and high school students are invited to join us from 3-9 PM. Students can do homework in our study rooms, play video games or basketball with friends, work on crafts, volunteer with our elementary students, or hang out with youth ministry staff! Snacks are provided all afternoon and dinner is served every night at 5:45, free of cost.


theWAY (Junior High Ministry, grades 7-8): Each Wednesday night, we will have junior high youth group, "theWAY", from 6:30-8 PM. We do announcements, play games, and do weekly lessons from Orange Curriculum. After we do our weekly lesson, we break into small groups for discussion. Students will be given a small group based on their grade level and gender.

theJOURNEY (High School Ministry): We end each Wednesday night with high school small group, "theJOURNEY" from 7:30-9 PM. We do announcements, play games, and do weekly lessons from Orang Curriculum. Some of series this year include topics like friendship, faith/science integration, faith and mental health, and more. At a student's first youth group, they will fill out an "intro" card and get placed with a CO-ED, year-long small group.

Horizon | Sundays @ 10:30

"HORIZON" is the new name of our Sunday morning bible study. Students can join us for the 10:30 service each week. We'll begin in the WAC and then youth ministry will be dismissed alongside children after "Time For Young Christians". Youth staff will be hanging out by the donuts in between services so you can also catch us there!

"DSCPL" (High School Ministry Students) | Sundays @ 12:00-1:30 PM

Our DSCPL program is for students looking to take the "next-step" in their faith. The program runs September to May. DSCPL students will begin the school year with a confirmation course, a series on outreach, and an Advent series. The spring semester will include deeper series on different theological topics, books of the Bible, or reading books together. DSCPL students will have the chance to go on two retreats together, one in the fall and one in the spring before AP exams. Lunch is provided weekly. For more information, email Anna, anna@lacanadapc.org

Subscribe to our weekly emails!

The best way to keep up with our program is to sign up for our weekly emails! Junior high emails go out on Tuesdays, high school emails go out on Thursdays.

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Meet Our Youth Staff!

Heather Henry
Director, Family Ministries - Ext 252

Heather grew up in Petaluma, just north of San Francisco, and started her Southern California life with a Bachelor’s from UC Santa Barbara. After working with Campus Crusade for Christ and then as the Executive Administrator of a church in Northern California, Heather found her true passion in helping children experience the love of God and his Word. Now as a mom herself, she has experienced how crucial it is to partner with parents in that endeavor. Heather joined the LCPC staff in 2008. She and her husband, Brandon, keep busy with their 3 kids: Abby, Caleb and Elijah.

Anna Duncan
Assistant Director, High School Ministry - Ext 228

Anna was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and grew up heavily involved at her home church, St. James Episcopal Church in South Pasadena.  She graduated from La Canada High School in 2014, and achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in 2018.  She intends to go on to graduate school to receive a M.Div as well as a Psy.D. Anna knows and loves the La Canada community well--she came on as a small group leader in 2015 for two years for junior high girls, worked for six months as the youth ministry intern, and eventually accepted the position for High School Assistant Director.  Anna is passionate about youth ministry and working to foster an environment where students can become who God intended them to be.

Austin Karpinski
Assistant Director, Jr. High Ministry - Ext 206
Amy Fernandez
Youth Ministry Admin. Asst. - Ext. 203

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