Youth Ministry (Koinonia)

Youth Ministry (Koinonia)

Youth are invited to participate in the Koinonia Youth Ministry beginning second semester of their sixth grade year, and they remain active through their senior year of high school.

“Koinonia” is a Greek word, found in the New Testament, meaning “communion," “fellowship,” and "community.” Koinonia is an expression of God’s desire to be in relationship with all of God’s people.

Through engagement in God’s word, the Koinonia Youth Ministry provides a diversity of opportunities for mission, education, and fellowship that aim to connect youth and parents to God, each other, and all members of the congregation as we seek to live out God’s word together.


The Koinonia Team

Claire Harris Kramer
Director of Youth and Their Families

Claire completed a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School and a Master of Social Work from the University of Tennessee in 2012. After serving as an assistant to the children's ministry at Westminster she became one of the Youth Directors in 2009.

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Whiteny Booth Lockard
Associate Director of Youth

Whitney has been in Nashville since 2004, when she moved here to attend Vanderbilt University. After a year as a Young Adult Volunteer in Seattle, she returned to Music City to attend Vanderbilt Divinity School and is exceedingly pleased with the post-graduate Nashville life. 

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T.J. Piccolo
Associate Director of Youth

T.J. then served two years as a Young Adult Volunteer. One year in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and one year in Nashville, where he spent his time at Room In The Inn, as well as with the youth of Westminster.

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Keith Maddin
Youth Events Coordinator

Keith is all about the great outdoors. Whether it is hiking with one of her dogs around Nashville or with one of her children out west, she is in her element outside. Just check out her instagram as she tried Goat Yoga this summer. Raising her children at Westminster, she has experienced the Youth Group from the parents side and now enjoys planning those upcoming events for the Youth.

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Koinonia Events







Worship 8:30 AM
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Worship 11:00 AM