Youth Ministry


“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10)”

Be a Part of Something More


One10Youth is more…



Here at Mandarin, we want you to feel part of our family. Warm, inviting, and united, we strive to treat each other as Christ. We hope you will dive headfirst into our activities and find out why we are close–because we value each other and spend time together!

On Sunday nights at 5:30 PM, we meet on the first floor of the Kasey Mogle building for our unified large group weekly meeting. We eat together as a family, play games, rock out to worship music, and hear a lesson from one of our youth members.



Here at Mandarin, we want you to grow in your likeness of Christ. We offer classes and other opportunities to develop your relationship with Christ. We are all striving to become more like Christ every day.

We have small groups on Wednesday night at 6:30 PM that meet in the Youth area, located upstairs in the Kasey Mogle (Building B). Groups are organized by topic so you can choose what to learn from our adult and student teachers!



Here at Mandarin, we know how to have a good time! Whether we are hosting one of our big events, going on one of our epic trips, or just having some downtime, we have a ton of fun learning more about God and one another.

Please visit our Facebook page for more information about all the great stuff we have going on!



Meet our Youth Director


Our One10Youth Director is Paula Coker-Jones. Paula has a passion for connecting young people to Christ and developing them as Christian leaders.  She comes to us with a wealth of experience in children and youth ministry, having served twenty years in ministry, fifteen at South Roanoke UMC where she developed a large ministry to children and youth. 

A native of Bradenton, Florida, Paula studied Psychology and Child Development as an undergraduate and earned a Certification in Ministry of Youth and Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. She is an avid college football fan and supporter of Florida State University.

Noted for her boundless energy and great organizational skills, Paula loves people.  Her friendliness and winning personality encourages everyone she encounters.



Upcoming Events




April 16th at the church from 6:30-10:00 pm.




April 30th. More details to come.




Youth Sunday
May 16th at the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Mandarin services.




Roast & Toast
Join us May 16th at 6:00 pm as we celebrate our seniors with a roast.




Confirmation Sunday
Join us May 23rd to celebrate our 2021 confirmands.




Warren Willis
Join us for Warren Willis camp July 5th – July 10th.




Youth Mission Trip
Join us July 18th – July 23rd for our summer mission trip. More details to come!