Learning Workshops, Volunteering, and Special Events!
We, the Youth of Sparta UMC take great pride in our accomplishments, who we growing up to be, and the many relationships we have forged through the course of our time in the Youth Program.
We have hiked, played, talked, prayed. We’ve helped others, sang, and fundraised. We’ve created crafts to keep and sell,
Sparta UMC Youth Group is open to any and all 6th-12th Graders. Bring a friend and experience some awesome fun!
Youth Director: Sean Jans
Sean has made a life of guiding youth to great personal, spiritual, and academic heights. He received the Diane Bishop Scholarship from Grace United Methodist Church in Wyckoff, NJ for his service as a Sunday School Teacher, graduated from Ramapo College in 2014 with a B.A. in Theater, K-6 Teaching Certification, minor in Psychology, and two Irene Ryan Award nominations for outstanding acting performances. Sean has served as a Big Brother, Camp Counselor, Tutor, Senior Instructor, Student Teacher, 1st and 2nd Grade Teacher, and Behavior Interventionist for public and private organizations in New Jersey and Colorado. In July of 2016, Sean returned to his home state of New Jersey to marry and start a family with the love of his life, Amanda Swanson. Together they aim to instill positive lasting change in the communities they serve with the same patience, love, and understanding that God has for us all. Sean is excited to take the Sparta UMC Youth Program to a new level! Through fun, engaging activities and events, compelling conversation, and community cohesiveness, the Youth of Sparta UMC will grow into the best that they can be!
(2 Peter. 3:18)