Introducing Student Leaders 2020-2021

This year we have 14 Student leaders joining our ranks. Continue reading to meet all of them! Student Leaders are students in 10th through 12th grade with an interest in having a leadership role within youth group. They are amazing men and women with their sights set on God and their hearts on fire for serving our community.


Morgan Mos

I am a senior at St. Teresa’s Academy! In my free time I love to make collages out of old magazines and journal. I watch a lot of Tik Tok too, more than once I have made a viral Tik Tok. I also am passionate about lacrosse, I play all year round. I also play tennis and I work at snow creek in the winter teaching younglings how to ski. I am an Aquarius and I was born in the year of the goat. I love to listen to music, my top artists right now are Mac Miller, the Violent Fremmes, and the Ramones. I love going to youth group and hanging out with all of my friends!

Jess Pindell

Hi! I am a senior at Shawnee Mission East High School. I am on the varsity dance team along with  the varsity lacrosse team. I am the middle of three girls and love to be around my sisters. During my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends and soaking up the sun! I love to meet new people and make new friends.  

Maeve McGrath

My name is Maeve McGrath. I am 17 years old and will be a Junior at Shawnee Mission East this fall. I play Tennis, Basketball, and Lacrosse for SME! During the summers, I enjoy playing golf, babysitting, and spending time with friends and family. In my freetime, I love reading, baking, and snuggling my dog, Bruiser. 

Emery Danker

Hey! My name is Emery Danker. I’m 15 years old and am going to be a sophomore at St. Teresa’s Academy this upcoming school year. I love to play golf, babysit, hangout with my friends, and listen to music! I’ve gone to St. Andrew’s since I was a baby, so I’m super excited to become one of the new student leaders! I can’t wait to get to know everyone in youth group better and experience what it has to offer this year!  

Marin Carnes

Hi I’m Marin! I love to play golf and lacrosse. Every summer I go to camp up in Minnesota. I have been going to St. Andrews for most of my life and have been an acolyte for the past five years. This is my first year as a youth group leader and I can not wait!  

Lance Russell

I go to Shawnee Mission North. During my free time I like see friends and pet my dog. I would say my favorite subject is world history. I’ve never broken a bone (yet) and I really like pineapple just not on pizza  

Fiona Junger

 Hi I’m Fiona Junger, I’m a senior at Shawnee mission east high school. Im a competitive figure skater which takes up a lot of my time but other than that I love baking, drawing, reading, and exercising. 

Freddie Graham

I’m Freddie Graham and I am going to be a sophomore at Rockhurst this fall. I run cross country and track and I’m on the debate team. My favorite subject is English and in my free time I like to play basketball with friends.  

Alex Buck

I will be a junior at Shawnee Mission East. He is an Eagle Scout with Troop 282 and enjoys going to camp each summer. Alex plays baseball and is an umpire JCCKC. Alex has a younger sister, Katie, dog, cat, and a fish. He is currently building a computer and plans on studying engineering.

Ruth Holliday

I am a junior at Pembroke Hill. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and meeting new people. My favorite animal is the honey badger and my favorite part of Kansas City is Coleman Highlands. Basketball and volleyball are the two sports that I play with my school. I love to travel and I hope to do lots more in the future. My top two dream trips would be to Turkey and Italy but I would take up a chance to travel anywhere. My perfect weekend would consist of going thrift shopping with friends, drinking mochas, and and taking a day trip with my mom.

Emma Angilan

Hi my name is Emma Angilan and I am a junior at Pembroke and I play field hockey,  basketball, and soccer. Basketball is my favorite sport and in my wildest dreams I want to play basketball in college. In my free time I like to watch TV, craft, and refurbish old furniture. I have found a new love in thrifting for my clothes. During quarantine I have found a new skill which is baking. When I am not busy I love going on adventures downtown with my friends.

Kirsten Jordan-Hyde

My name is Kirsten Jordan-Hyde. I am a junior at Pembroke Hill. Outside of school I play club soccer. When I have free time I’m with my family and my dog unwinding and relaxing. A hobby I picked up recently is baking! I spend most of my summer either kicking around the soccer ball or hanging out with my friends. ps. smooth peanut butter is waaaay better!!  

Georgia Kerrigan

My name is Georgia Kerrigan and I am 15 years old! I am going to be a sophomore at St. Teresa’s Academy and this is my first year being in youth group. I love dancing, baking, and hanging out with my friends. I am so happy I get to be a student leader for youth group this year! I am very excited for all the upcoming youth group activities, and I can’t wait to make lots of memories!  

James McCarson

 My name is James McCarson, I am a rising senior at Rockhurst High School and I am 17 years old. I have been a member at St. Andrews since I was a toddler and along with Student Leadership Team I serve as an acolyte and the Senior Patrol of Troop 16, St. Andrews Scout troop. Outside of St. Andrews I enjoy spending my time going on adventures outdoors especially rock climbing and I have interests in music, photography, and I play lacrosse.