Palmer Youth


Palmer Youth


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Youth Ministry calls for passion, patience, and faithfulness – pointing out the sacred during the chaos of adolescence and walking faithfully with young people as they transition from child to young adult.

Youth Ministry is a bridging ministry of education, connection, formation, and hopefully, transformation.

Responding to the spiritual needs of teens is about building trusting relationships.

Palmer Church strives to walk with young people on their journeys from childhood to adulthood, recognizing their gifts for ministry, their questions about spirituality, and their desire to make a difference in the world. 

– Roger Hutchison, Director of Youth Ministries

Palmer’s Youth Ministry Program kicks things off on September 10, 2023, with Sunday School for youth in grades 6-12 from 10:15-11:00 and Youth Group for youth in grades 6-12 from 12:15-1:30. Each of these offerings will take place in the Palmer Youth Room. Lunch will be provided during youth group.

Beginning this fall, our young people will be using storymakersnyc curriculum for teens during Sunday school. This fall, we will explore the idea of faith and whether they see themselves as people with faith by journeying through the Apostles' Creed, which contains the essentials of what all creedal Christians believe.

  • Who is God?
  • Who is Jesus?
  • What did Jesus do?
  • Where is Jesus now?
  • Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • What is a Christian community?
  • What is forgiveness?
  • What is eternal life?
  • What do I believe now?

Each young person will receive a “zine” containing ten chapters of art, scripture, grounding theological truth, and processing space.



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Youth Ministry Team 

Roger Hutchison - Youth Minister

Roger joined the staff of Palmer in June of 2015.

Roger is the #1 Bestselling author and illustrator of six books, including, The Painting Table, My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes., and the upcoming Faces: A Love Story.

Following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Roger had the privilege of painting with children who witnessed this tragic event. The experience profoundly affected him and convinced him to serve those who grieve with his writing and art.

Roger received the Governor’s Order of the Silver Crescent Award in 2014. The Order of the Silver Crescent is South Carolina’s highest civilian honor for exemplary performance, contribution, and achievement within the community.

There is prayerful poetry woven through Roger’s work, a gentle reverence in his tone and posture toward the heartbroken. It’s Roger’s ambition to use art, color, and poetic language to communicate love and promote healing and hope in today’s hurting world.

Roger lives with his wife Kristin and daughter Riley just outside of Houston.