Samantha McAtee — Middle School Youth Ministries Coordinator

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Tell us about your family: 

I am very close with my family! My dad Jerry works for the city of Solon, my mom Kris runs an in-home daycare, and I have two younger siblings Lillee, who is a junior in high school, and James who is a sophomore! Lillee is very busy with musical, choir, marching band, trapshooting and wrestling cheerleading! James keeps himself busy with football, choir, and trapshooting! We also have four dogs and two cats, Bisket, Gravee, Maggie, Hazel, Mittens and Pete! We have a full house for sure! 

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 also teaching Sunday School for the first and second grade students! I am really excited for my new journey 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 Laura Story songs! (I Can Just Be Me – by Laura Story – is my theme song for sure!)

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? 

I am also a student at the University of Iowa, majoring in Elementary/Middle School Education! I am anticipated to student teach and graduate in the Fall of 2016! YAY 🙂 
To Contact me: mcatees@soloniaumc.org