Our Mission

Riverchase Student Ministries exists to provide a place for students from all walks of life to come and grow closer to God and closer to one another in community. 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.

Our goal is to be the best at what we do. 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

Scott Barnes

Director of Student Ministries

Scott is the leader of the team here at RSM. Scott graduated from Auburn University and has a Master’s Degree from Southern Methodist University. As director, Scott strives to make RSM a place where students, parents, and volunteers can grow in their relationship with Christ and each other.

Taylor Parsons

Youth Minister

Taylor is the youth minister at RSM. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University and is currently pursuing her Master’s of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary. Taylor’s goal at RSM is to make the gospel personal for students through relationships with them.

Woody Shin

College Intern

Woody is the college intern at RSM. He is currently attending the University of Southern California, but he calls Hoover his home. Woody helps plan and lead weekly events at RSM, and he loves hanging out with our amazing students whenever he can!