Angela Northrop will lead senior youth studies at CTK

Angela Northrop

A special study for senior high youth has begun at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg.

The 6-8 week study will occur during the time of the sermon and will be held in the parish life center.

The high school students will be asked to leave the sanctuary for the study and return in time to receive Holy Communion.

Leading the study will be Angela Northrop.

In 2000 Northrop began working with high school youth at First Presbyterian Church in Sioux Falls, S.D. She was a member of the same youth program while she was in high school herself.

Early in 2003, she also began working part-time with the high school youth at Calvary Chapel for their youth group/Bible studies. She remained a youth leader for both churches until late December 2003, when she moved to Roanoke, Va.

In June of 2004 she married her husband, Chris, and moved to Leesburg, Va. where she began building and leading the middle and senior high youth group at St. James Episcopal Church with the urging and cooperation of the youth minister. She also had youth leadership training on how to identify situations where abuse can/does happen, how to deal with them, as well as situations to avoid or diffuse, so that no misunderstandings can happen between a leader and a youth.

Northrop also taught senior high Sunday school for 2 yrs until her son, Aidan, was born in 2006.

While at First Presbyterian and St. James, Northrop planned and participated in youth lock-ins, retreats, fund raisers and parades.

The Northrops then moved to Winchester, Va. and began attending church at Calvary Chapel. She began working in the nursery and helping out with the youth part-time until 2008 when her daughter, Rebecca, was born.

In 2010 the Northrop family moved to Senoia and began attending Christ the King. Angela says God has has again led her to begin working with the high school youth.

“We are pleased that this leadership course will be a first step in reestablishing a youth ministry at Christ the King,” said Bishop David Epps, pastor at Christ the King. “I sincerely hope that all the high school students will participate. It’s the beginning of something great.”