Our Mission

Riverchase Student Ministries exists to provide a place for students from all walks of life to connect to Jesus and to one another. We understand the challenges our students face each day whether with school, family, friends, or extracurricular activities. Our desire is to be a place for them to find peace from the stresses of life and comfort in knowing how much God and church loves and cares for them.

We want to provide an inclusive environment, dynamic worship and Bible studies, and a large amount of fun so that our students leave high school prepared for what will happen next in life as men and women of faith. We will never stop working to provide the best experience we can for your students because the best is what our youth deserve and need.

Meet Team RSM

Taylor Sallade

Director of Student Ministries

Taylor is from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University and joined our team as Associate Youth Director in 2020. Taylor's favorite youth event of the year is Discovery Weekend. Taylor’s goal at RSM is to make the gospel personal for students through relationships with them.

Charlie Steele

Associate Youth Director

Charlie is a product of Riverchase Student Ministries. He attended Hoover High School then graduated from Mississippi State University in 2022. His favorite RSM event is Grunt Week because not only do the students have the opportunity to grow in their relationship with God but also to serve their neighbor.

Scott Barnes

Pastor of Age Level Ministries and Missions

Scott is one of our pastors here at RUMC. Scott graduated from Auburn University and has a Master’s Degree from Southern Methodist University. Scott worked in youth ministry for 8 years before moving into his current role. He provides pastoral support for the RSM team and makes sure our youth program has everything it needs to reach students throughout our community.