High School Ministry

“If we love one another, God abides in us, and God’s love is perfected in us.”
1 John 4:12

First Pres Ann Arbor nurtures teenagers’ spiritual growth through community, education, and fun. Events and activities center around learning about the Bible and what it means to be a young Christian in today’s society. High School Ministry offers Sunday School classes, a youth group, the opportunity to participate on national and international mission trips, involvement in inter-generational church activities, and much more, all under the amazing leadership offered by staff, youth leaders and teachers and fellow students.

Sunday School

Keystones meets weekly for Sunday School resuming Jan. 8, 2017

  • Munch & Mingle - 9:20 a.m. Lower level hallway (basement). This is a time to enjoy donuts, catch up with people, wake up and get ready for SS
  • Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. in the Youth Room (Lower level) 


Our high school youth group is leaving on the Florida Mission Trip on Jan. 1-7, 2017 to work at the Montgomery Presbyterian Center in Starke.  This winter we will be prepping for another amazing Youth Sunday on February 12 at 9:30 a.m.   Keystones meets each Sunday night from 6-7:30 p.m. to bring together students from 8 area high schools.  This June the high school will be returning to San Jose, Costa Rica to serve with the Portantorchas Bible School.  This trip is open to all present high schoolers and their friends.   

Keystones meets Sunday nights 6-7:30 p.m. in the Youth Room (Lower Level). Keystones is led weekly by Marc Buchanan, Peer Minister Lex Allum and Rev. Jim Monnett.


Pittsburg Project  - First weekend November 2017

The Pittsburgh Project weekend mission trip is a great trip to rehab homes, meet homeowners, and have fun together.  

Florida Mission Trip

The Florida Mission Trip to the Montgomery Presbyterian Center is January 1 – 7, 2017.   Trip is sold out.

Costa Rica Mission Trip

The Costa Rica Mission Trip is June 18 – 27, 2017.  See RJ (Rev. Jim Monnett) for more information.  

Contact Information

The High School Ministry is led by Rev. Dr. Jim Monnett (RJ), the Director of Youth Ministry, jmonnett@firstpresbyterian.org. RJ, as he is known, is an ordained Presbyterian Church USA pastor with over 18 years of youth ministry experience.  Jim earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pastoral Theology with his project entitled "2 by 2: Training Adult Leaders for Youth Mission Trips."    

Our Mission Trips

  • 2017    Florida, Costa Rica, Pittsburgh
  • 2016    Indiana and Pittsburgh
  • 2015    Guatemala, Pittsburgh, Florida
  • 2014    Florida, Colorado, Pittsburgh
  • 2013    Costa Rica, Pittsburgh, Florida
  • 2012    Florida, New Mexico, Pittsburgh
  • 2011    Florida, Jamaica
  • 2010    Norfolk, Pittsburgh
  • 2009    Costa Rica, Pittsburgh