At Cove Youth, we know middle schoolers want to be confident in who they are and feel like they belong. In order to do so, they need a safe place where they are valued, seen, heard, and encouraged. 

The problem is, navigating the path to finding their identity can be confusing and chaotic, which can make middle schoolers feel isolated, uncertain, unappreciated, and lost. 

We know that being unsure of what they should do and who they are can create a lifetime of confusion, leaving kids feeling unfulfilled and hesitant to move forward.

But we believe each middle schooler has a unique calling and purpose in this life. And that’s why we’re here: to help challenge and encourage them to step into who they are becoming.

Here’s all they need to do:

Just say yes.

Yes to Jesus, yes to showing up for others, and yes to allowing their faith to shape who they are instead of letting the world tell them who they are supposed to be.

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Wednesday | Youth Group

Join us for our regular Cove Youth Middle School Youth Group every Wednesday @ 6:30PM!

Fridays | Small Groups

Fridays are for being real with friends. Join us every Friday from 4-6PM in the youth office as we hang out together, read the word, journal, and talk about how we can grow in our relationship with Christ.


Cove Youth Middle School - Winter

Cove Youth Middle School - Winter

Cove Youth Middle School - Spring

Cove Youth Middle School - Spring

Cove Youth Middle School - Summer

Cove Youth Middle School - Summer

Cove Youth Middle School - Fall

Cove Youth Middle School - Fall

Questions about Cove Youth?

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Reilly Sutherland - Cove Youth Director/Administrator

Reilly Sutherland was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon. She started attending Cove Church around 5 years ago, where she met her husband Ethan. It was here she became a leader in youth, and realized her gift and heart for young people. She loves helping students learn about Jesus's love for them. Reilly and Ethan have two kids, Maggie the cat, and Mavis the dog. She loves Spongebob, water sports, playing animal crossing, and being with her friends and family. 

Ethan Sutherland - Cove Youth Pastor

Pastor Ethan was born in Des Moines, Iowa, but has lived in Eugene for the last 7 years and considers Eugene home! Ethan loves getting time to build relationships with the High School and Middle School students in our city, as well as point them to ways they can know Jesus. He is married to his amazing wife Reilly, and together they have a cat named Maggie and a dog named Mavis!

Rocky Johnson

Hello, my name is Rocky! I’m 20 years old and I’ve been serving at Cove Church since around the time I started to attend in 2014. It started with helping out in the nursery on Sundays and as my heart for serving grew so did the areas I served in. I come from a family of five with a large extended family. In my free time, I enjoy photography and reading. I work at Target and I’m also a babysitter. I love being a middle school leader, helping and leading youth in their walk of faith and through their lives. Serving at Cove has grown me in ways I’d never fathomed, so thank you for allowing us to be a part of your child's life!

Parker Quigley

Hello, I am Parker Quigley! I am 22 years old and love basketball, critical thinking, and being hands-on. I fell in love with Cove Church and the vision for God the first week I attended and wanted to get connected. Cove Middle school is where I have been helping serve and grow with the students and it has been such a blessing! Excitement and enthusiasm are two of my loudest qualities, so often I blend very well with the Cove Youth students. I am blessed to be walking alongside them and hope to grow in the Holy Spirit each and every week!