Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

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Youth ages 11-18

Sundays 15h00-17h00 in the ACP Catacombs and the Gym.

The youth ministry at ACP exists to Love God and others through the grace of Christ.

ACP Youth is an active community made up of students 11-18 years old from many nationalities, traditions, and backgrounds. We strive to be a community that promotes and values being:

  • Relational — We value real, honest, and sincere relationships: with God and one another.
  • Hospitable — Regardless of who you are, where you come from, where you are going, or how long you are staying, we hope you feel at home here.
  • Missional — We believe that God intends Christians to be a blessing to the world.
  • Christian — We are a Christ-centered community seeking to learn and grow each day to know and follow Jesus.

For more information, please contact Pastors Jodi and Doug Fondell. Thank you!

Youth Events and Activities


2-5 November 2017
Stockholm, Sweden

Immanuel International Church is thrilled to host the 2017 AICEME Youth Conference in Stockholm, Sweden!

What: Through worship, a diverse set of interactive break-out sessions, and lots of other fun— we will come together as an international community to discover what it means to abide in Christ!

Who: This is a conference for high school (lycée) youth (age 14-18) from AICEME churches.

How Much: The registration fee is €130— which covers housing, food, and other conference costs. Transportation is not included in this fee and will need to be paid for by the students at the time the reservations are made. (we will have hard copies of the registration forms available to you on Sunday.)

When: The AICEME Youth Conference will begin with dinner and an evening session on Thursday, November 2nd and will conclude after morning worship with the Immanuel International Church Fellowship on Sunday, November 5th.

Registration deadline: September 24th. So, we need your registration and payment by September 17.

If you have questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Rev. Jodi Fondell and The Rev. Doug Fondell

Interim Youth and Young Adults Pastors

Jodi and Doug FondellJodi and Doug have been active in International Church ministry since 1998. Their first call abroad was to Immanuel International in Stockholm, Sweden where a 3 year call yielded 17 years of fruitful and meaningful ministry. Most recently they served as co-pastor interims at the American Church in London, England.

Prior to moving to Europe, Doug served as associate pastor in the Chicago area where his responsibilities included ministry to youth and young adults along with preaching, leading worship, working with the Christian Education board, teaching Sunday School and directing Vacation Bible School programs. Jodi served as Chaplain of North Park University, a Christian liberal arts college in Chicago where she was engaged with college-age students through pastoral care, leading and planning chapel services, and building campus ministry teams. Both Jodi and Doug have extensive experience in leading mission trips both in the US and abroad.

After leaving Sweden, they returned to Jodi's home state of California to establish their US base in the Palm Springs area of California. Golf, tennis, and water aerobics fill their free time. Doug has a passion for landscape and interior design while Jodi spends more of her free time reading and writing.

Both are excited to return to Europe and join the incredible ministry of ACP and look forward to being involved in ministry with a focus on young people while participating in the varied and wonderful ministries of the whole church.

Jake Van Asten

Youth and Young Adult Intern, 2017-18

Jake and Tricia Van Asten Jake and Tricia Van Asten are from Princeton, New Jersey. Jake is currently working on his Masters of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary, and Tricia works as a graphic designer. They have been married for two years and most recently moved from Austin, Texas, where Tricia worked as graphic designer for a start-up and Jake worked for a small software company. They have both been active leaders in Young Life, which is a ministry for high school students. In Princeton, they work for Christian Union which ministers to undergraduates at Princeton University. Jake and Tricia enjoy being outside, eating good food, reading, exploring new places, and hanging out with people.