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Youth Ministry

Discover the vibrant youth ministry initiatives within the Diocese of Southern Virginia, providing engaging programs, events, and resources to empower and nurture the faith journey of young people.

Who We Are

The Episcopal Youth Community of the Diocese of Southern Virginia is a place for youth from churches throughout the Diocese to come together in fellowship and prayer. We love to learn more about Jesus’ love and do what we can to take that love into our communities. We invite all middle and high school youth to be a part of this inclusive community. 

For more information follow us on Instagram
and Facebook. 

youth events

All events are for youth in grades 6-12 unless otherwise noted. 

EYC Spring Weekend

May 3-5, 2024

Click here for the EYC Spring Weekend Adult Registration form.


If you are interested in an event, or have any questions, please contact Youth and Young Adult Missioner Megan Dern, at mdern@diosova.org or 757-213-3393. 

Event Registration and Scholarships

To register for an in-person event, youth must provide a completed copy of the Medical Information and Release Form, along with a copy of their medical insurance card.

Youth Event
Packing list

Youth Event
Scholarship Application

Event Registration,
Payment & Refund Policy

Send all forms and payment to:

Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia 

11832 Rock Landing Dr., Suite 100 

Newport News, VA 23606-4231 

youth ministry leadership

EYC Board

Each year, the Diocese invites youth who are leaders in their own church communities to apply to the EYC Board. These leaders work to put on different convocation and diocesan events for other youth. To hear more from our 2020-2021 board about their role in our diocese,click here. If you are interested in being a part of the board, please take a look at the application form below. 

EYC Board
application form
2023-2024

Happening

If you are interested in Happening contact Youth and Young Adult Missioner Megan Dern, at mdern@diosova.org or 757-213-3393. 

CE-NET

The Christian Education Network of Southern Virginia supports lay and ordained, professional and volunteer educators. We meet periodically for lunch to share resources and problem-solve, or for special programs with engaging speakers. For more information on CE-Net contact Lynn Farlin:lfarlin@diosova.org or 757-213-3377. 

Chanco on the James Camp and Retreat Center

Chanco on the James is our diocesan retreat center and residential summer camping ministry. A number of our diocesan youth events take place at Chanco.

Chanco Chaplain Program

Each summer a number of dedicated visiting clergy partner with the summer Residential Chaplain to serve the Camp Chanco community. Visiting clergy commit to celebrating one Eucharist, while the Residential Chaplain stays on-site during the summer sessions to teach chaplain class, provide pastoral care, and lead morning devotions. If you are interested in being part of this important and rewarding ministry, contact Canon for Formation Lynn Farlin at lfarlin@diosova.org.