Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry is a program for all 6th – 12th grade youth of our parish who attend public, private, and home schools. This is a program where our youth can learn about their faith, find a Catholic community, and experience Jesus all while having fun and serving others.

Please note that Youth Ministry and the Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation are different programs.

Registration for 2022-23 Youth Ministry

To register or for more information please contact the Faith Formation Office at: 515-440-1030.


The Youth Ministry fee is $100 per student. If paying the registration fee presents a hardship for your family, you can complete the Fee Assistance Form.

Fees will be invoiced via your FACTS account. If you do not have a St. Francis FACTS account, please review FACTS Instructions (PDF) for the steps to set one up prior to invoicing.

Helpful Links

Tentative Calendar for 2022-23

Faith Formation Volunteer Opportunities

FACTS (For Faith Formation Payment)

FACTS Instructions (PDF)

Youth Ministry Areas

EDGE (6-8th Grade)

EDGE is our youth ministry program for 6th-8th grade students. We will be using LifeTeen curriculum and will consist of Catechetical, Hot Topic, and Relational Social Nights. Please see the calendar under Helpful Links for the tentative schedule.

For more information about EDGE, please contact Kristin Carlson, EDGE Coordinator at 515-440-1030 or

FISH (Fellowship in Spirit with Him, 9-12th Grade)

FISH is our youth ministry program for 9th – 12th grade students. Please see the calendar under Helpful Links for the tentative schedule.

The three goals of FISH are to:

  1. invite and empower our teens to be a part of the St. Francis Community, to
  2. help our young people develop a personal relationship with Jesus
  3. have fun!

Evening formats will be Life Night, Issue Night or a Social Relational Night. Topic & materials will come from LifeTeen curriculum.

For additional questions about Youth Ministry programs, please contact Claire Sevenich, Youth Ministry Coordinator, at 515-440-1030 or


Many volunteers are needed to help Faith Formation programming run smoothly. Adult Catechists receive free Faith Formation (Family Formation, CGS, and Youth Ministry) tuition for their children. Teen volunteers receive service hours. Please view the list of Volunteer Roles Needed.

If you are interested in sharing your time and talents with our youth, please contact the Faith Formation Office at 515-440-1030.