Youth Ministry About Us

St. John the Evangelist’s Youth Ministry Program is a comprehensive youth ministry program for all of the youth of Lower Makefield. We welcome all youth, especially those already a part of the St. John’s community, to join us as active participants of the faith here at St. John’s parish. Following the USCCB document, Renewing the Vision, St. John’s combines faith formation, catechesis, community, sports, service to others, and an authentic love of Christ into our programming for our youth. In conjunction with the larger parish community, we work to equip our teens to be lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ and active members of the church community. If you are interested in learning more about our parish Youth Ministry Program here at St. John’s, check out our website, or please contact Maria Shadle, our Director of Youth Ministry, at or by calling the parish office at 215-295-4102 ext. 118.

Maria Shadle earned her BS from Penn State University and her M. Ed. from Holy Family University.  She has been part of the youth ministry world since being a part of it in high school.  She volunteered and began a youth ministry program at Our Lady of Victory Parish in State College, PA before leaving to earn her Masters degree.  Maria currently works full time at Lansdale Catholic as their campus minister.  She got married on October 10, 2020 and lives with her husband and two cats.