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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101
Newport News, VA 23606-3071
757-423-8287 Main
800-582-8292 Toll Free
757-595-0783 Fax

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The diocesan offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Youth Ministry in Southern Virginia


eyc logoWho are we 

The Episcopal Youth Community of the Diocese of Southern Virginia is a place for youth from churches throughout the Diocese to come together in fellowship and prayer. We love to learn more about Jesus’ love and do what we can to take that love into our communities. We invite all middle and high school youth to be a part of this inclusive community.

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EYC Board

Each year, the Diocese invites youth who are leaders in their own church communities to apply to the EYC Board. These leaders work to put on different convocation and Diocesan events for other youth. To hear more from our 2020-2021 board about their role in the Diocese, click here. If you are interested in being a part of the board, please take a look at the application form below.

EYC Board Application Form 2021-2022

youth at councilUpcoming Programs & Events

Youth Game Nights on Zoom
The EYC Board hosts game nights every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. We play all sorts of fun games, Among Us being a favorite of the group. We also spend time in fellowship and prayer.  All middle school and high school youth are invited to join. Sign up here.

  • May 12, 5:30 PM
  • May 26, 5:30 PM

Youth Event Dates


  • Pre-Happening - October 2-3
  • Fall Happening - October 15-17
  • November Weekend - November 12-14


  • Pre-Happening - March 5-6
  • Spring Happening - March 18-20
  • May Weekend - May 20-22

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Youth Missioner, Megan Dern, at mdern@diosova.org or 757-423-8287

To register for an in-person event, youth must provide completed copy of the Youth Event Registration and Permission Form
Adult leaders must provide completed copy of the Adult Leader Information Form for Youth Events
Please bring signed copies of the forms with you to the event.

Click here for the Youth Event Packing List

Click here for the Youth Event Scholarship Application

Click here for our Event Registration, Payment & Refund Policy.

Send all forms and payment to:
      Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
      11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606


Recommended resources for Youth Ministry

DIOSOVA Youth Ministry Safety Standards

Safe Church & Social Media


EYC Board Application Form 2021-2022

Youth Event Registration and Permission Form

Community Standards for Youth Programs

EYC & Chanco Release & Medical Form

Adult Leader Information Form for Youth Events

Youth Event Scholarship Application

youth event chancoYouth Ministry Leadership

Happening Team
The Happening Team coordinates all aspects of the Happening Program in our diocese including weekend planning, staff oversight, and reunion weekends. We meet approximately monthly.  The team is chaired by Karen Witherspoon, kspoon143@yahoo.com.

The Christian Education Network of Southern Virginia supports lay and ordained, professional and volunteer educators.  We meet monthly for lunch to share resources and problem-solve, and we gather quarterly for special programs with engaging speakers. For more information on CE-Net contact Lynn Farlin, lfarlin@diosova.org, 757-213-3377.

Chanco on the James Camp and Conference Center
Chanco on the James is our diocesan retreat center and residential summer camping ministry.  The Executive Director is Gareth Kalfas.  Contact Gareth at director@chanco.org.

Chanco Chaplain Program
Each summer a number of dedicated visiting clergy partner with the summer Residential Chaplain to serve the Camp Chanco community.  Visiting clergy commit to celebrating one Eucharist, while the Residential Chaplain stays on-site during the summer sessions to teach chaplain class, provide pastoral care, and lead morning devotions.  If you are interested in being part of this important and rewarding ministry, contact Gareth Kalfas at Chanco, director@chanco.org.