Young people matter to God! We work hard to offer your kids an active program where they can experience transformation. In fact, we have crafted Vision and Mission statements and Values to explain what we’re about, guide our ministry and keep us accountable to God’s calling on us as leaders of the young people of Holy Trinity Anglican.



our forever goal that energizes us every day

Holy Trinity Student Ministry will be a community of young people who, in response to the abundant grace of God, humbly offer themselves spiritually, intellectually and materially to advancing the gospel and serving Raleigh and beyond.



our purpose that creates meaning for what we do

Enabling young people to know God personally and serve Him faithfully in the world.



three words that define what drives us

  • Experience
    • Foster transformative encounters with God
    • Cultivate authentic community
    • Understand Anglicanism
  • Service
    • Serve others locally and globally
  • Mentorship
    • Dynamic interaction with the Holy Scriptures
    • Meaningful intergenerational connections
    • Articulate and defend their Christian Faith

Middle School and High School Programming

There is nothing static about our schedule. Dynamic. Fun. Relationship-focused. Events with Holy Trinity students. Events with the broader Raleigh Christian youth community. While the whole year is planned out, events or details may change. Also, see what the student ministry is up to on Instagram at @htcstudents!

We have middle school youth group TONIGHT from 5:00-7:00 PM in the courtyard at HTC. We hope to see you there! ...

High School Youth Group is THIS SUNDAY at the Thompson's house! Come hungry for Armadillo Grill and a chance to win a chick-fil-a gift card. We hope to see you there! ...


Rev. Caleb Burr
Clergy Associate for Family Ministry
(919) 833-4202, ext. 242


Matt Desmarais
Director of Student Ministry
(703) 772-60372

Upcoming Events

03dec5:00 pmChristmas Giving Drive - Plan to Participate by Dec. 3Event Type :All Church,Featured Event,Trinity Kids,Trinity Students,Trinity Young Adults

04dec5:00 pm6:45 pmMiddle School Girls Christmas HangoutEvent Type :Trinity Students

06dec5:00 pm7:00 pmChristmas Party and Movie NightEvent Type :Trinity Students

13dec5:00 pm6:00 pmCarols by GlowstickEvent Type :All Church,Featured Event,Trinity Kids,Trinity Students,Trinity Young Adults

Current Opportunities to Serve

Are you feeling a nudge to help serve within the student ministry? Want to know how to help out? Here are some current opportunities to invest in the student ministry community:

  • Main win: help the youth ministry back office become very organized
  • Time commitment: 1-2 hours/week
  • Tasks
    • Help build out the contact administrative database
    • Help with special event registrations
    • Help with weekly and monthly communications
  • Main win: welcome and record student attendance each week
  • Time commitment: 2-2.5 hours/every other week
  • Tasks
    • Greet veteran and new students on Sunday night
    • Record attendance of students on Sunday
    • Take down personal information of guests and convey to administration specialist
    • Collect money for dinner
    • Send welcome card to visiting students by Monday morning
  • Main win: develop relationships with students over time and have 10 conversations about Jesus Christ
  • Time commitment: 2-4 hours/week
  • Tasks
    • Attend youth group from 5-7pm on Sunday night
    • Have fun with students on Sunday night
    • Connect with students over text, phone or email
    • Meet with students outside of Sunday night
  • Main win: meet with a few students twice a month
  • Time commitment: 2-4 hours/month
  • Tasks
    • Spend time with students in formal (take students out for lunch) and informal ways (run errands with them)
    • Connect with students over text, phone or email
  • Main win: pray for each student and leader every week by name
  • Time commitment: 1 hour/week
  • Tasks
    • Pray for each student by name

We take the safety of our children and youth very seriously, so the process to join the team is a bit more rigorous than other ministry positions in the church. Here are the steps you’ll need to complete in order to serve:

Step 1: Attend the church for at least 6 months.

Step 2: Email Matt to schedule an in-person interview.

Step 3: Fill out the Trinity Student Application Packet.

Step 4: Complete Holy Trinity’s training for the prevention of child sexual abuse

Step 5: Meet with Matt for a leader on-boarding meeting.

Please pray about the opportunity to serve in these vital ministries.  We can’t do it without people like you!


Safety is a huge priority. Our ministry team members have received training and protocols are in place to protect your teenagers. In addition, all of our leaders are required to undergo a six-month church attendance pre-requisite, thorough application with references, background check and in-person interview.

Beyond that, if you have any questions about the ministry, feel free to browse the website or ask the Clergy Associate for Student Ministry or any individual on the Parent Advisory Board. This board is made up of parents and it meets monthly for accountability and brainstorming.

Current Board members include: Jay Easterling, John Sanders, Rennie Manning, Elizabeth DeLoache, Press McPhaul, Courtney Stallings and Corey Grabar.


Want to learn more about the ministry to find a way to get your son or daughter connected? Please contact Caleb Burr at


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