Welcome to Pathway Youth!

We’re a family of leaders and teens (and parents) that LOVE doing life together, exploring a deeper relationship with God, and navigating these crazy years together! Pathway Youth kicked of for the 2022-2023 year starting Sep 23 and we’ve got a great year ahead!  Subscribe to the parent email or follow us @pathwayquestdrive on IG to track with us this year!

2022-2023 Student Registration Form Pathway Youth Key Links
Grades 6-8

Junior high, at the best of times (never mind COVID) can be a confusing, exciting, scary time of change in every area of life. Quest is our Jr High Friday night environment specially designed to help them sort it all out, happening 7-9pm and currently gathering at Living Hope, off-site locations or online (see Instagram or weekly parent email for details).

Through inspirational speakers, fun games, heartfelt small group discussions, opportunities to worship/serve and tasty snacks, students explore their relationship with Jesus and how that can influence every decision they make. Even if it’s your student’s very first week at Quest, we deliberately make it a safe and welcoming environment where they can belong. Consistent small group leaders help along the way – laughing alongside, loving, and leading your junior high student.

Grades 9-12

Do you want the good news or bad news first?  Let’s start with the bad: There’s probably not a tougher season of life to navigate than the teen years, either as a teen or a parent of one.

The good news: You’re not alone.

Drive is our high school group to unwind Friday night after a long week with great memories together, hang in person or virtually with leaders that care and pay attention to what’s going on in their lives, and gain valuable life insights through messages and small group discussion. Music, snacks, and amazing leaders make this a great space to ride through these years. We currently gather at Living Hope, offsite locations or online (see Instagram and weekly parent email for details).

Pathway Youth Leaders 2022

Today, 20 leaders invest weekly over multiple years in 10 different Quest/Drive small groups divided by grade. These relationships of connection, laugher, learning and growing together make a lasting impact on a teen.  Many leaders have become trusted mentors/friends/coaches as they’ve journeyed with teens over multiple years. Together we’re working to accomplish our goal of reaching teens far from God and seeing them become devoted followers of Jesus.

Andrew Friesen Family Pastor

Since 2014 (when Pathway Youth launched) Andrew and Sonya have worked to create a group where teens can belong and be loved through the highs and lows of life. In the early years of Quest & Drive, with young kids in tow, they surrounded themselves with other leaders eager to invest over multiple years. In 2017, Andrew left full-time carpentry to invest more time into the youth, kids and families of Pathway Church. Today as a family of 5, they love all things outdoors (canoeing, wakeboarding, biking, skiing) and adventures with family/friends.

If you’re a parent of a Gr6-12, we’d love to connect with you. We’re here to partner with you as a parent through these years by providing your teen with a consistent invested small group leader and a fun place to connect with group of peers running in the direction of hope and love found in Jesus and following Him.   Reach out to Andrew via email andrew@pathwaylife.com to find out more.