Stephanie Konvicka the youth director here at FUMC. She is married to a great guy named Stan. They have two dogs, one or two stray cats at any given time  and a bunch of chickens. She loves nature and spending as much time as possible outdoors. Stephanie is passionate about helping students unlock the powerful truth of who Jesus is and who He calls us to be

RISE Student Ministries

We are glad you found us and we hope you will come visit us. We meet regularly at The Haven (by the playground). We are a growing youth ministry that strives to be Christ-like and grow in relationship with God and each other. We believe in the vision of First Wharton and make every effort to be a family church, servant church, deep church. 

Here are some quotes from our youth:

"The moment I walked in the door of youth group, I felt the LOVE hit me in the face."

"Our RISE missions week made me realize, "Wow, I really am God's child and I am here for a reason."

"In RISE youth, I left my shell. I went to UM ARMY and became someone I never thought I could be."

Check out the links on the right to see what we have going on. If you're 7th-12th grader in the Wharton area, we'd love to meet you! 

 "...I ask him (God) to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you'll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ's love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:14-19