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. Here is our MSM Events Calendar. For questions, contact Jake Washington through a DM on social media @stbridgetstudentministries or email

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. Here is our HSM Events Calendar. For questions, please contact Teresa McMahon through a DM on social media @stbridgetstudentministries or email

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.