We try to offer many different ways for High School students to connect with God and each other, serve the church and the local community, and even parts of our nation.

To learn more about these opportunities or to find out about upcoming events, contact Kim Carrera, Youth Director.


2023-24 Summit Calendar





We engage in real life application discussions that are centered in God's Word. This is time to hang out with friends, learn about God, and have fun no matter where you are in your faith journey. Students are welcome to bring friends.


6:30 - 8:30 PM



We dive deeper into God's Word, eat donuts, and stir up lively discussion. Contact Kim if you are interested in learning more.


12 - 1 PM



Every June, students have the opportunity to serve in a short-term mission trip somehwere in the Midwest. They may serve at a food pantry, clothing distribution center, soup kitchen or assist with local community initiatives. Fundraising opportunities are available to help offset the cost.


"I'll never forget that moment when I saw everyone reaching out for God and His love.  My life changed forever."

"I always knew in the back of my mind that Jesus loves me but...This trip I realized that He does love ME!"

"I connected with God the most.  I feel God daily now and know He's always there for me."

"God showed up in BIG ways during our worship times."


Kim Carrera

Kim served faithfully for 10 years as a small group leader and teacher in the high school ministry at a prominent church in the western suburbs. She also held the role of Program Director at Lake Geneva Youth Camp for Jr. High co-ed week since 2010. Kim studied youth ministry at Moody Bible Institute and has worked professionally in the banking industry 7 years before coming to Light of Christ. She considers the calling to youth ministry at Light of Christ in 2014 as a dream come true. Kim loves connecting with people, having a good time, and walking alongside teens as they grow in the grace of God.