Salem Student MINISTry

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What is SSM?

A place To BelonG
Life may change, but we're not going anywhere.  
Teens and young adults are truly amazing; yet, they face some of the toughest transitional struggles of any phase in life.  The teenage years represent the place where the road splits - that time in life when we have major choices to make. Our adolescents are crossing over from being children to being adults, and suddenly they have the freedom to choose their path for themselves.  What choices will they make?  As life changes, we're here to help.
  • KNOW - Salem Student Ministry is a place where young people can not only meet Jesus but also learn what it means to be in a personal relationship with Him.  We hope to help kids understand just how much  Jesus wants a relationship with them.
  • GROW - Our teens and young adults learn how to make God-pleasing choices as they get ready to venture out on their own and find His path for their lives.  How?  By focusing on faith application, discussing real-life issues, and teaching them how to live a righteous life in the midst of a sinful society - to be in the world, not of it.  
  • SHOW - Our leaders function as role models to our students, helping them to see Christ-like lives in action.  Plus, we create a place where youth can share with others the love they learn about here.
  • GO - We're building up the church, right here at Salem.  Not only do we strive to cultivate strong and present church members, we also want to give our teens opportunities to bring the church to the world.  

1 Timothy 4:12
"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example
for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity."

Meet Our TEam


Salem Youth Ministry Team:

We Need You!

Club 56 & Jr. High

Love youth?  Love serving and/or teaching young people about Jesus?  Then this could be the spot for you!  We are looking for help with our Club 56 & Jr. High age groups.  Please contact us to find out how you fit into the Salem Student Ministry Leadership Team!

Jimmy Stephens

Youth Board

Jimmy Stephens is a totally rad guy who is sold out for Jesus!  Formerly the leader of Club 56, he wants to see the kids in Salem's Student Ministry grown & thrive in their faith.

Kaley Haymond

High School

A NICU nurse and avid Ducks fan, Kaley loves pointing others toward a lasting relationship with Jesus that will carry them through life’s challenges.

Stephen Woody

High School

Stephen became active in the church in High School during a difficult season in life and hopes to support our youth through this season of highs and lows.

Tristan Duerr

College & Young Adult

"I want the kids to have an even greater experience here at Salem, and to grow closer to God than I did when I was a part of the youth group."

"If I can help these kids learn about Jesus, find Him in their heart, and share His grace and love with others - then I feel like I am making a positive difference in our kids' lives as they grow up in this crazy world!"

- Kelly Barksdale 
Salem Mom, Youth Board Member, & Volunteer




6500 E. Santiago Canyon Rd.

Orange, CA 92869

Church: (714) 633-2366

School: (714) 639-1946

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"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."

Proverbs 22:6