Samantha McAtee — Middle School Youth Ministries Coordinator

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Tell us about your family: 

I am very close with my family! My parents, Jerry & Kris live in Solon.  I have two younger siblings Lillee, who is a sophomore at Kirkwood, and James who is a freshman, also at Kirkwood.  I also live in Solon with my dog, Maggie, and cat, Mittens.  I am a 4th grade teacher at Lakeview and love every minute.  

What is your position at SUMC?

My position at SUMC is the youth ministries coordinator for the middle school program (grades 5-8). I will lead discussions, mentor, and just have fun with the youth group students as well as attend the annual mission trip! I am currently a member of the Praise Band as well as a confirmation mentor.  I love my time here at SUMC! 

What is your favorite restaurant? 

This one is tricky! There are so many good choices but I would say that my favorite restaurant is Nomi’s in Solon. I could probably eat Chinese food for every meal, if it were healthy!

What’s on your iPod? 

Since I was a little girl I have been drawn to music! I believe I have over 5000 songs on my current playlists, but the majority of the music would be country music from any artist, as well as many Christian songs!  Elevation Worship is my favorite right now. 

What’s on your bookshelf?

Right now I am currently reading If I Stay written by Gayle Forman. Some of you may have seen the movie that recently came out, but I am a firm believer of reading the book before I watch the movie! 😉 I also am addicted to the Hunger Games and Divergent series as well! 

What’s your favorite activity? 

My favorite activity would probably spending time with my family, singing, playing the guitar, and also spending time with my friends and my new friends in youth group and Sunday School! 

Anything else that I would like to share? 

To Contact me: mcatees@soloniaumc.org