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

Taylor Parsons

Director of Student Ministries

Taylor is the Director of Student Ministries 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.

Morgan Simmons

Youth Intern

Morgan is returning for her second summer interning with RSM. She is a current student at Mississippi State University pursuing Secondary English Education. She is absolutely thrilled about what this summer holds and to continue fellowship within RSM.

Charlie Steele

Youth Intern

Charlie is excited for his third summer interning with RSM. Currently, he is attending Mississippi State University and pursuing a degree in History. He is extremely excited for this summer and cannot wait to build relationships with the students of RSM.

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.