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Kristen Trachet – Director of Children and Youth Ministries

Kristen is a member of the United Methodist Church and has served for over 11 years in various capacities. At Nardin Park, she is the Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry and she is thrilled about the Faith journey she will take with our young people.

Kristen was born in Flint and lived in rural Michigan for six years before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada where she would grow up. Following high school graduation, Kristen worked in a gluten-free bakery where she developed her baking and cake decorating skills. In the summer of 2019, Kristen moved to Michigan to be close to her brother and sister-in-law as they welcomed her first niece, Violet Ember.

She has many passions including; the art of all media, reading, cooking, and stenography. She is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and lives with her partner, Lucy, and their two cats, Alice and Hiro. Kristen is a student at Macomb Community College in the Court Reporting program, where she is gaining the skills necessary to work in the justice system as a court reporter.

Kristen is excited to share her love of creating and passion for young people within her two roles at Nardin Park!

A message to the youth

Hi there! I am so blessed to be able to work with such wonderful youth. Apart from being a great group, each individual that comes here, brings a sense of greater peace and passion to our space. We are thankful to have unending support from our congregation, Leadership team, and staff. Each week I walk into the Youth Room I am filled with joy and peace as I can share such a special friendship with each of the awesome humans that are a part of NPYG. I continue to learn and grow in my faith journey as we continue to grow as a group. Each time we meet, I am taught new things by our students. Nardin Park Youth Group is a safe place for teens + all humans; no matter their background, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity. You matter, and we welcome you.

You can email Kristen at kristen.npchurch@gmail.com

The Youth of Nardin Park are cherished deeply by all the generations of our church. Our mission; Do Good, Show Love is the center of our Youth Group.

  • Youth Group: We meet weekly on Sundays, 12:30 to 2:30 pm in Park Place!
  • Missions: In recent years, we have participated in the Appalachia Service Project, Henderson Settlement, and local outreach missions. Each summer there will be a Jr. High Mission Week. We sleep at the church and serve locally. For Sr. High, we participate in a week-long mission across the country to help the community.
  • Off-Campus Events: Occasionally, we will have off-campus events! These events include Movie Nights at the theater, Scavenger Hunts + serving locally. In order to participate in off-campus events, each youth attending will need to have their paperwork turned in (just in case of an emergency).
  • Paperwork: Please fill out the following Google Forms for your active youth member!

ALL youth are welcome! If you have any questions about youth ministry contact Kristen Trachet at kristen.npchurch@gmail.com!