9th and 12th Graders

Welcome to Saint Stephen's Senior High Program!

Our Senior High Program is for all 9th-12th graders, and we've got young people from over 10 different schools in Birmingham. We'd love it if you'd join us!

Each month this semester in our Sunday School class, we will cover some of the core identity questions of the Episcopal faith - What is the church?  Who is Jesus?  What does it mean to be "People of the Book"?  Join us as we explore these questions together! Sunday School is taught by Jill Smith, JD Smith, Ellen Segars, and our youth ministers rotate to teach. 

EYC stands for “Episcopal Youth Community,” and our EYC times on Sunday afternoons and evenings are usually focused on fun, fellowship, and food!

Our Wednesday night programming is called “Misfits,” and is for all 7th-12th graders. We call it Misfits because our lessons and activities focus on finding Christ in places you wouldn’t normally expect to. Check us out after Wednesday night parish dinners, 6:30-7:30 upstairs in Carpenter Hall.

Unless otherwise noted, a normal week for us looks like this:

  • Sunday School is from 10:15am-11:05am on Sunday mornings.

  • EYC is from 6pm to 8pm on Sunday evenings in Carpenter Hall, and dinner is provided.

  • Wednesday night, Misfits have dinner with the parish from 5:45pm-6:30pm in the parish hall and then it’s upstairs in Carpenter Hall from 6:30-7:30pm.

Our youth space is upstairs in Carpenter Hall. Come check us out!

For more information, please contact the Catherine Poellnitz at or Daniel McCarley at

Our 2017-2018 Calendar can be found HERE

Saint Stephen's Youth Mission Statement

The Youth Ministry of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church accepts, serves and encourages youth of all different perspectives helping them to do Christ’s work in the world by becoming their true selves.

Saint Stephen's Youth Values

Compassion - We care deeply for all youth in our program and respect their differences and opinions, hoping they will embrace this practice in their everyday lives; Trust - We create an environment where youth can speak freely and with confidence, encouraging one another throughout life; Authenticity - We minister in such a way that youth can be themselves with each other and our leaders; Honesty - We practice truthful and open discussions about life and faith; Acceptance - We seek to embrace all people and respect their differences; Love - We strive to live by Jesus’ example.

Ways to Volunteer with Our Youth Group!

  1. We're always looking for regular help with our youth programs! Below are a few volunteer opportunities for things we need regularly. One way to help is to provide a meal one of our weekly EYC events. Another is for Transportation help to off-site EYC events. If you are interested, please contact one of the youth ministers for more information.
    • EYC or Misfits Volunteer
    • EYC Transportation Provider
    • EYC Meals Provider

Here at Saint Stephen's in Birmingham, we're also blessed to be a part of a thriving diocesan youth community. For more information on upcoming Diocesan Youth Events, please visit the following link.