About Ministries to Students & Families

The mission of MIPC's Ministries to Students & Families is to be a touch point for 6th – 12th grade students and their families, members and non-members alike. Participants are nurtured to discover an informed and enthusiastic love of, and relationship with, Jesus Christ; and an understanding and belief in the role Christ plays in their lives, the lives of their families, and those in the world at large, so that they may enjoy and glorify God now and forever. Ministries to Students & their Families seek to be fully integrated into the congregational life of the church, actively involving students, parents, and other adults.

ROCK Staff

Lindsay Murphy

Lindsay Murphy

Lindsay is our Associate Pastor and has been a part of the MIPC community since 2002.  Lindsay is blessed to be working with such an amazing team this year! She loves going on runs, coffee dates, walks and dark chocolate! One of Lindsay’s passions is to see our young people see themselves as children of God as they serve their community and in the wider world.

Christofer McLaughlin

Christofer McLaughlin

Chris is our Director of Student Ministries. We are so excited to have Chris leading our Middle and High School Programs. Chris hates wearing shoes, loves the outdoors and can always be found laughing at just about everything. He loves God and is excited to be involved in the lives of so many young people. 

Mariko Hamp

Mariko Hamp

Mari is our Assistant Director of Student Ministries. She grew up at MIPC and feels so blessed to be back working in this community. When not serving students and their families, Mari loves spending her time shooting photos and videos, having conversations over mugs of coffee and plates of donuts, and playing games with her friends and family. She is passionate about helping others see that they were created on purpose as beloved children of God, and for purpose in serving this world, and works to ensure that those in her life feel that they are known, that they belong, and that they are deeply loved. 

Julie Garrett

Julie Garrett

Julie loves getting to be a part of the ROCK team and the Ark Children’s Ministry as our Youth Admin. She enjoys spending time with her family (husband Cliff and two kids, Seth and Natalie), admires the twinkling of Christmas lights, and is huge fan of Netflix, Hulu and Comcast. Julie has a big laugh and an even bigger heart, and she brings joy and light to the ROCK and the Ark through her work.