Youth Commission - Youth Ministry

Commissioner Sarah Holliday


Involve our youth in the life and mission of the Church.


  • Provide youth oriented liturgies and prayer experiences.
  • Provide service and social opportunities for the youth to live and share their faith.
  • Promote stewardship as a way of life.

Following the description, youth opportunities will be denoted in parentheses as G-Grade School, M-Middle School, and H-High School.

Youth Sports Coaches

These volunteers organize and coach various youth sports teams from this parish. Wichita and the surrounding communities have a variety of sporting activities and leagues in which the youth of our parish may participate. No experience is required except a willingness to see the youth of our parish develop and grow through athletic activities. We encourage teamwork, fellowship, Christian values and fun.

Contact Brandon Saner
(316) 213-6643

Cub/Boy Scouts

Resurrection Cub Scout Pack 585 and Boy Scout Troop 585 are affiliated with the national Boy Scout program and the local Quivira Council. Our parish pack currently provides activities for boys in 1st-5th grades, while the troop is for boys 6th grade and older - up to age 18. The entire pack meets normally on the fourth Monday of the month and smaller groups called "dens" meet on two other Mondays during the month.

The Boy Scout troop is more of a "boy run" organization which meets weekly and goes camping every one or two months. The goal of Scouting is "Youth With a Purpose” and we try to have fun while accomplishing this. The leaders believe that "if we don’t have time to help youngsters find the right way in life, somebody with more time will help them find the wrong way." Additionally, we participate each year in the Diocesan Religious Emblems program.

Boy Scouts Terry Ercolani 
Cub Scouts Don Petr  

BLAZE Ministry

BLAZE is a Walking with Purpose ministry for middle-school-aged girls. The mission of BLAZE is to use Scripture to speak truth into the hearts of young girls who are bombarded by lies about their true worth and beauty. BLAZE starts at Church of the Resurrection in September 2019 with the first of twenty lessons. Our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls meet two Fridays per month. During each session, participants are led through an icebreaker activity, a short lesson based on a lie found in the world, and a truth found in Scripture. The girls will also leave with a small take-home gift, which corresponds with the lesson. Church of the Resurrection's BLAZE ministry is special as a great group of high school girls from our parish leads it! You can also learn more about the BLAZE ministry at

Great or small, Parent Volunteer help is always appreciated and helps our club run smoothly, from bringing snacks or taking photos to organizing a fun activity. VIRTUS training  is necessary.  (5th gr., M, H)

Contact  1

Kristi Uhlschmidt
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Girl Scouts

Resurrection Girl Scouts are very active in the parish. Girls in Kindergarten and 1st grade are Daisies, grades 2-3 are Brownies, 4-5 are Juniors, 6-8 are Cadettes, 9-10 Seniors, and grades 11-12 Ambassadors. There are bi-weekly meetings, as well as special events and campouts during the year. Volunteers who like working with girls are always needed.

Contact Kristin Zarchan
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Nicole Klaus
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Middle School Youth Group

This group is offered to all 6-8th grade students in the parish to come together monthly for social and spiritual activities. These activities help foster closer relationships among students of different grades and different schools. Some spiritual activities throughout the year will help foster their faith and community in the parish. Meetings are 7:00 - 8:30 pm and usually held in the school gym. Adults are needed to help supervise the gatherings.(M)

Contact Elizabeth Hoskinson
316 680 9940
  Melissa White
316 239-6425


Clay Retreat (Christ’s Light in All Youth)

CLAY is a weekend retreat designed for Freshmen and Sophomores in High School. In addition, adults who work with youth are also welcome to participate in the weekend as candidates.

The CLAY Retreat utilizes skits, small groups and lots of hands-on work to promote a deeper understanding that God is in our midst. The use of powerful audio/visual images guide youth through prayer services.
ContactDavid Walker

Teens Encounter Christ (TEC)

TEC is a weekend of spiritual renewal for Juniors and Seniors in High School and college students. Adults who work with youth are also welcome to participate as candidates.

The weekend is hosted by a team of youth and adults, including a priest of the diocese. Throughout the weekend and in sharing the sacraments, candidates have the opportunity to grow in their relationship with the Lord and learn more about their Catholic faith.
ContactDavid Walker