Youth Ministry (Koinonia)
Koinonia Youth Ministry
Youth are invited to participate in the Koinonia Youth Ministry beginning second semester of their sixth grade year, and they remain active through their senior year of high school.
“Koinonia” is a Greek word, found in the New Testament, meaning “communion," “fellowship,” and "community.” Koinonia is an expression of God’s desire to be in relationship with all of God’s people.
Through engagement in God’s word, the Koinonia Youth Ministry provides a diversity of opportunities for mission, education, and fellowship that aim to connect youth and parents to God, each other, and all members of the congregation as we seek to live out God’s word together.
The Koinonia Team
Margie Quinn was born right here in Nashville, Tennessee. She grew up as the baby of six kids and attended high school at the University School of Nashville. Margie received her B.A. in Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia. She then moved to Seattle, Washington for a few years to work in homelessness advocacy. Despite her love of the North Cascades, Margie moved back to the south in the fall of 2016 to pursue her Master of Divinity at Duke Divinity School. She received her M.Div in the spring of 2019, with a concentration in Preaching and a certificate in Gender, Sexuality and Theology.
Margie grew up working at summer camps across the southeast. She has been passionate about young people for as long as she can remember. Margie has served as the Summer Camp Director at Christmount Retreat Center in Black Mountain, North Carolina and most recently, the Program Director at Bethany Hills Camp in Kingston Springs, Tennessee. She is thrilled to continue her work in youth ministry as the Director of Youth and their Families at Westminster. When she is not at church, Margie enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, singing and playing guitar, and reading poetry. Margie is currently pursuing ordination through the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
T.J. Piccolo claims magnificent Michigan as his home state. After four years in the Windy City, he received his B.A. in Playwriting from Columbia College Chicago in 2012. T.J. then served two years as a Young Adult Volunteer. One year in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and one year in Nashville, where he spent his time at Room In The Inn, as well as with the youth of Westminster. After a lovely stint in Port Huron—the hotspot of Michigan's “thumb”—as a Youth Leader for FPC Port Huron, T.J. excitedly returned to Westminster and Nashville. In his free time, T.J. enjoys writing, running, reading Irish folklore, eating Burger Up, and secretly living inside the Charlotte location of Hattie B's.
Katie is a fourth-generation Nashville native and holds a degree in French and Studio Art from Belmont University. After four years in Pittsburgh, PA, Katie came home to serve as the Youth Ministry Director at Woodmont Christian Church in Green Hills from 2015-2019. She is thrilled to bring her knowledge, experience, and heart for young people to Westminster. Katie is married to another rare Nashville native, Kevin, and they welcomed their first son, Penn, in 2017. You can likely find her around a table with family, playing trivia with friends, or cheering on the Preds from section 305.
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