Meet Our Staff

Jenn Barlow – Youth Minister (LifeTeen)

Jenn with her husband, Brad, and daughters, Clare & Josephine

Kevin Miller – Youth Minister (Edge)

Kevin with his wife, Savanna

Deacon John Harrison – Pastoral Advisor to Religious Education

Deacon John with his wife, Anne

Katie McGuire – Religious Education Administrative Assistant

Katie with her husband, Chris, and sons James, Dylan, & Tristan

Fr. Michael Buttner – Pastor


Permission Slips


2019-20 Permission Form (English)
2019-20 Permission Form (Spanish)

We have one permission form that covers all events, so parents only need to fill out one form at the beginning of the year. Ample notice will be given for off-site events and service projects, and if you do not want your child to participate in any individual trip, you can let the coordinating youth minister know.

As always, if you have any questions, please call 336-778-0600 ext. 204 or email

Upcoming Events



We’re looking forward to many upcoming events in the office of youth ministry this coming year! We are ready for our high school fall retreat (weekend of November 15th-17th), the annual Thanksgiving potluck (Wednesday, Nov. 20th), our high school Christmas party (Sunday, December 15th) and so much more! Please keep our teens in your prayers!

For more information about these events, please see the yellow youth ministry bulletin board (located outside the main office) or contact the office of youth ministry at 336-778-0600 ext. 204 or

Program Requirements


Sacramental Prep for Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation requires two years of formation. Below is a list of learning tracts.

Public Middle School School Students

In the Diocese of Charlotte, Confirmation is typically celebrated when a student is in the eighth grade.  The first year of formation is fulfilled through participation in the Edge program in the seventh grade. During the second year of their formation, students are expected to continue with Edge and attend all eight Confirmation sessions, as well as the two scheduled retreats.

Catholic School Junior High Students

Catholic school students are exempt from the Edge program because of the formation they receive at school. They still must attend all eight Confirmation sessions and both scheduled retreats.

Inter-Generational Faith Formation Students

Families may also opt to participate in the Inter-Generational Faith Formation program offered here at Holy Family, which then fulfills the Edge requirement for their Confirmation student. All eight Confirmation sessions and both retreats remain mandatory.

Home Schooled Students

Parents may opt to complete an approved homeschooling program to fulfill their child’s formation requirements. During the second year, all eight Confirmation sessions and both retreats are still compulsory.

Public High School Students

High school youth who wish to be Confirmed must complete a two year process as well. The first year of formation is satisfied through participation in Life Teen. During the second year, a Confirmation student is expected to attend both Life Teen, all eight Confirmation sessions, and both scheduled retreats.

Public School Dual Enrolled Non Traditional First Communion/Confirmation Students

High school youth who wish to be Confirmed and receive their First Communion must complete the required two year process. The first year of formation is satisfied through participation in Life Teen. During the second year, a Confirmation student is expected to attend both Life Teen, all eight Confirmation sessions, and both scheduled retreats. If a students needs to receive their First Eucharist, they must complete our parish’s First Communion program. Please contact the Office of Faith Formation for further details. Peggy Schumacher can be reached at 336-778-0600 at extension 214. Deacon John may be contacted at 336-778-0600 at extension 220.

If a student misses one of the eight Confirmation sessions, he or she must complete the Confirmation Make-up assignment found on this website.  Each assignment must be completed and turned into their table leader.  

Peer Ministry


What is Peer Ministry?
It is an opportunity for high school youth to respond to their baptismal call to be a priest (servant), prophet (faith witness) and king (leader) among their peers in youth related events and activities at Holy Family and in the community.
Peer ministers serve as leaders for youth group, music, retreats, service pieces, and more! Teens in Peer Ministry choose his or her commitment level and specific responsibilities. The Fall retreat and some training dates are required for those interested.
A peer minister is NOT a counselor or someone who should solve other teen’s problems or issues. A peer minister is NOT above the other teens in the youth ministry program. A peer minister is NOT a teacher with all the answers, but rather someone who serves, witnesses, and leads by example.
Why should I get involved?
You should be a peer minister if you possess the passion and courage to preserve and grow in your relationship with God, serve others, witness your faith (share and spread the Good News), and to build skills to be a leader.
It is a good way to invest yourself in your church and community, as well as develop long-lasting friendships in both areas, thereby building skills and resources that will be useful for the rest of your life. Involvement in peer ministry is good for college applications, employment applications, resumés and other things, too.
Who can be in Peer Ministry?
Peer Minister: Any mature teen (grades 10-12) that is interested in serving other teens, and has at least one year’s experience in the LifeTeen program.
Requires two adult character references.
What Is Expected of Me?
A willingness to serve, a care for others, ability to interact with peers, clergy, adult ministry members and/or leaders, model Catholic values, and a desire to grow in faith. Peer Ministers must be able to participate in the following training dates, as well as the fall retreat:

Sunday, August 25th

Sunday, October 27th

Friday-Sunday, November 15th-17th (Fall Retreat)

Saturday, January 4th

Sunday, March 22nd


Please fill out an application: Peer Ministry Application