Student Ministry

Meet Christ. Know Christ.
Love Christ. Serve Christ.

St. Bridget Student Ministries strives to be a place of belonging for all middle and high school students. We believe that God loves you and that He has a plan for your life - a life of abundance! (John 10:10) We desire to bring fun into everything we do - through Summer Camp, Steubenville Youth Conference, Retreats, Lock-Ins, and regular youth nights with small groups. Having stood the test of time, our ministry has provided a community to all those who enter our doors! If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved, we encourage you to reach out and connect with us through a DM on social media @stbridgetstudentministries or email Jake


Middle School Ministry meets on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm in the Underground (located in the basement of the Parish Center) during the school year. To see current Middle School Events for the fall of 2022, please click our "Current Events" link.

High School Ministry meets on Sundays from 6:00-7:30pm in The Bridge (located in the basement of the Parish Office) during the school year. To see current High School Events for the fall of 2022, please click our "Current Events" link.

Meet our Youth Ministers

Jake Washington
Director of Youth Ministry

Hey everyone! I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be one of the youth ministers at St. Bridget. I was born and raised in Loves Park and went to school here at St. Bridget! It is an honor to work for the parish that I grew up in and I plan on passing on the same love and joy I received when I was in Middle School. Before I took the Youth Ministry position I was enrolled at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point for a degree in Wildlife Ecology. When I’m not working, I am either fishing, hunting, or taking nature walks. I look forward to meeting all of you and growing in our relationships with the Lord. God bless!

Teresa McMahon
High School Youth Minister

Hello everyone! My name is Teresa McMahon. I am so excited to be the High School Youth Minister! I’ve been a parishioner at St. Bridget for about 5 years and on the High School Ministry Core Team for 2 years and absolutely love it!

A little about me, I grew up outside of Rockford in a big Catholic family and am number 6 of 14 children. I went to a Catholic high school in Rhode Island and then studied Psychology at Benedictine College in Kansas. I worked with the Winnebago County Domestic Violence Coordinated Courts for about 6 years and am currently a Certified Wholeness Strategist/Coach with The Woman School.

I had amazing mentors in my high school years who inspired me to grow, learn about my gifts and talents, and discover where the Lord was leading me. I have always desired to give back what I received in those years and I am so grateful I have an opportunity to do this here. Please reach out if you need anything from me! May the Lord bless each of you.