A time for students to personally decide to confirm the vows of their baptism.

A Public Affirmation of Faith

In Confirmation, a group of students join together to explore who Christ is, what it means to know Jesus through a life-long relationship and how we can follow Him as United Methodists.

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Registration for the 2018-19 Confirmation class is now open. Just click on Register Now button above.

What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is not simply a “rite of passage” or just a class to complete. It is a step in a life-long journey of pursuing the heights, depths and widths of God’s love and making a vow to live in relationship with Jesus for the rest of our lives!  You do not need to be a member of Church of the Resurrection to join us on the Confirmation Journey.

The Confirmation Ceremony is the students' first public affirmation of the faith of the church as being their own faith. The Confirmand is taking responsibility for living as a member of the body of Christ and for fulfilling God's purposes. This includes building relationships with peers and adults who will support them in their faith. We strongly believe this is done through small group relationships long after Confirmation is over.

Small groups are gender and grade specific. All students are put into small groups with 3 mentors. No friend requests made for groups, however, we will make all effort to put students in groups according to feeder high school area. Please let Teri Chalker know BY SEPT 10 when registration closes if you have any group concerns or needs for your student.

I learned more than I ever thought I would. In my small group there was no judgment, it felt open and comfortable. We accepted each other and grew close quickly- we were like family.
Confirmation Students

Confirmation Requirements

Requirements for the 2018-2019 school year include:

  • Attend mandatory Parent & Student Kick-off: Sept. 30, 1-3 pm, Student Center.
  • Attend weekly sessions: Sundays, 10:40-12:15 pm starting Oct. 7 in Student Center (to be confirmed, you cannot miss more than 4 sessions)
    • We will not meet: Nov. 25, Dec. 9 – Jan. 5, or Feb. 17.
  • Participate in at least one other weekly activity at Resurrection to get connected.
  • Serve in missions with your small group.
  • Attend mandatory retreat on Feb. 22, 5:30-10:30 pm at Resurrection Leawood.
  • Attend Confirmation Ceremony on March 3, 2 pm at Resurrection Leawood Sanctuary.
  • Students must be baptized. If they have not been baptized, please indicate that on the registration form. A special Confirmation baptism ceremony will be held Nov. 11 at 12:30 pm in the Student Center.
  • Serve as an Acolyte or Cross Bearer at least 3 times. Register here

Dates and topics:

  • Sept. 30 1-3 pm Student Center: Mandatory Parent & Student Kick-off
  • Oct. 7 God is the Father Speaker: Confirmation Pastor- Pastor Tino Herrera
  • Oct. 14 God is the Son
  • Oct. 21 God is the Holy Spirit- Linda Dickens
  • Oct. 28 Sin and Salvation Speaker: Dirk Hubbard
  • Nov. 4 EXPERIENCE WEEK: Attend Church service together
  • Nov. 11 The Promise of the Resurrection - Taylor Ogden Thomas
  • Nov. 11 12:30-1:15 pm Confirmation Baptism in Student Center
  • Nov. 18 Forgiveness and Grace – Speaker: Bobbi Jo Reed
  • Nov. 25 No Confirmation – Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Dec. 2 The Gifts of Christmas
  • Dec. 2 12:15-1:30 pm Christmas Lunch and Mission in the Student Center
  • Dec. 9 – Jan. 5  No Confirmation–Christmas break
  • Jan. 6 Understanding the Bible
  • Jan. 13 Prayer and Spiritual Disciplines  Speaker: Pastor Darryl Burton
  • Jan. 20 EXPERIENCE WEEK: Visit another United Methodist Church
  • Jan. 27 Why the Church?
  • Feb. 3 Meet 2-3:15 pm Q&A Ice Cream party with Pastor Adam Hamilton (no regular class this week)
  • Feb. 10 Game Show/Prayer Walk
  • Feb. 17 NO CONFIRMATION – Presidents Day
  • Feb. 22 Lesson 10 RETREAT (Mandatory) 5:30-10:30 pm (Student Center)
  • March 3 CONFIRMATION CEREMONY (Mandatory) 2 pm (in Main Sanctuary) Students arrive by 1:15 pm to Room B206 Building B

Spiritual Gifts Assessment

Take the youth-friendly assessment by clicking here  (it should take about 10-15 minutes) and bring your results with you to Confirmation on Feb. 3, 2019.

Serve with Confirmation

Whether you are a Confirmand or you are looking to volunteer with our Confirmation program, we have ways for you to get involved.


Teri Chalker

Confirmation & Transitions Program Director

Teri believes she has the best "job" in the world! She gets to hang out with some amazing mentors and youth as they make their faith their own through Confirmation and after.  
Teri has two children, Jordan and Josh. She and her husband Brad were high school sweethearts. She went to KU (Rock Chalk!) but married a Wildcat. She loves watching her kids in their activities and cheering them on. She also enjoys boating and being on the water and loves to travel.  
She is a Licensed Clinical Social worker in both Kansas and Missouri, but has been working at Resurrection since 2002. She feels that God has placed her in this ministry-God is good that way, huh?

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Chris Abel

Pastor of Students and Young Adults

Chris Abel, pastor of Students and Young Adults at Resurrection, is a United Methodist Elder from the Missouri Conference who describes himself as a "Pastor Creative-type Adventurer." A former atheist turned passionate follower of Christ, he completed his seminary education in Washington, D.C. Before coming to Resurrection, Chris was a campus pastor at a Methodist church near St. Louis, MO.

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Taylor Ogden Thomas

Care and Development Program Director

Coming soon!

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Deborah Comstock

Event & Volunteer Program Director

Deborah likes to refer to herself as a party planner for Jesus. She plans events for students in 6th - 12th grade, everything thing from retreats, mission trips, camps and other fun events.

If you want to get connected and volunteer with youth, she's the person. She gets people plugged in to volunteer for all of the events, behind the scenes activities, and hanging out with youth each week.

Deborah has been on staff in this role 10 plus years. She's married and his two daughters and one grandson. Favorite verse is Colossians 3:23 - Whatever you do, do it from the heart for the Lord and not for people.

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Nick Kaufmann

Worship Leader for Students and Children


As I get older I try to be who I needed when I was younger. It helps me relate to students. I believe in building community with our students. It is a community that builds upon a foundation of Jesus Christ's values in life. I believe in guiding students as they wrestle with their thoughts and feelings about God. It is my hope that each student roots themselves in faith so that they may understand God more fully.

Students will learn about loving our neighbors from me. I also invite students to experience and serve a diverse humanity created by God with me. I believe every student is a vessel for expressing God's love in the world.


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Darci Iandolo

Administrative Assistant to Student Ministries

Darci serves part-time as the Administrative Assistant in rezlife Student Ministries. She basically is the “eyes and ears” of the department.

Darci helps support the weekly youth group programs and assists in the development of all rezlife retreats, events and mission trips.

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Angie Tindle

Coordinating Assistant for Student Ministries

Angie serves as the Student Ministries Coordinating Assistant. She has three amazing children, Jacob, Aiden and Jolee, and wonderful and supportive husband, Jason. She has lived in the Johnson County area for over 40 years and is actively involved in the community. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, hiking, scuba diving, music, sports and theater. She LOVES watching her kids’ activities, games and performances and is constantly in awe of their talents!

Angie has a degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University (Go Wildcats!). After working in the corporate world for many years, with God’s help, she found a perfect spot in Student Ministry.

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