A Word From The Youth Director


On this page you will find everything you need to know about our Church’s youth group, The Good Soil. We drew from the parable of the sower, found in Luke 8:4-15 for the name and mission of our group. Our desire is to see the students who walk through our door live out their lives as good soil; “As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.” (Luke 8:15). We long to see the students who graduate, leaving rooted and established in the love of Christ (Eph. 3:17) who will then go forth and proclaim that love to others.

My heart’s desire is to see this generation of “youth” on fire for Jesus. I became involved in this youth group through the four-year youth ministry internship through St Clement. I was discipled, trained and mentored by incredible men and women of the Lord into what it meant to run a youth group and be a godly (to the best of my ability) leader. Throughout this process the Lord pressed into my heart a love for the teenagers in this group, a desire to see them grow, be discipled and to spread the Love of Christ. Isaiah 61:1-3 has been near and dear to my heart throughout the past several years; to see chains broken and captives liberated, for crowns of beauty to be placed on the heads of our youth instead of a sack of ashes. Our hope is to seeour students on fire for the Lord, to have a desire to serve those around them, to be an example of God’s Love and proclaim the Gospel.

Feel free to contact me, Kristie Cossel, with any questions!


Kristie Cossel

(443) 235 1861


  • Adam Drake

    Worship director

    HELLOOOO!  My name is Adam Drake. I’m the outreach director here at The Good Soil. I also go to college at UTEP for music and I attend Howard Payne University for Bible classes. I have done several semesters with Youth With A Mission which led me love missions and outreach. I have been working with St Clements for about six years now. It has been an amazing experience, and has pushed me to grow in great ways. Through working with the youth group I have found what I am truly about, and that’s leading worship and doing ministry with the students of this church. The best parts of my week are when I get to show these kids a glimpse of The Father. A verse that I remember frequently is John 12:32 “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”I strive to show the students here how they can live their lives lifting up the name of Jesus to be a part of him

    drawing people to himself.  


    Student Leadership Guild (SLG CLUB):

    Students in 11th + 12th grade, who have a desire to become godly leaders, want to serve the youth group and church community and grow in their relationship with God can join our two year student leadership program.

    Sunday School:

    Our leaders help out the children’s ministry on Sunday mornings by teaching the middle school class. We are always looking for older kids to help and encourage the younger ones.

    Mission Trips:

    Every summer we go on mission trips! We go on adventures to different places in the U.S as well as to foreign countries spreading the gospel.


    We are always looking for musically inclined students who want to be apart of our worship team! If you are interested give our worship leader, Adam Drake, a call at 915-244-1162.

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Our mission is to love Jesus with all our heart, soul, strength and mind and to become more and more like Him. We do this by leading teenagers into a personal relationship with Jesus and and teach them Spiritual disciplines to use the gifts that God has given them. We work to form and support a Christ-centered peer group for teenagers and believe that an essential part of our purpose is to support parents in their calling to raise Christian children! 

We greatly value teaching and learning about the Scripture, as well as telling those outside the Church about Jesus. We believe that God speaks clearly and individually through His Holy Spirit and that each of us are given supernatural gifts. We desire to see each member of our group using these gifts in leadership both inside and outside of the Church. As a community, we value worshipping God through music, our service to our neighbors, and our regular mission work and mission trips.