Next Gen Youth Group

Leading the next generation in their journey with Jesus

Youth ministry at Granite City

Our Next Generation Youth Group is for kids 6th grade and up.  They meet every other Sunday during the school year.  They play games, eat food, but most importantly they take steps toward knowing and following Jesus.  Our Next Gen leaders are Dan and Joanna Compitiello.  These two amazing people are both school teachers and have attended Granite City since they themselves were in college.

Confirmation is offered for 8th and 9th graders every other year.  This is a more in-depth look at some of the foundations of our faith and what it means to follow Jesus.

Youth Group boys at Camp Squanto
Youth group kids at a bakeoff competition

Meet our Next Gen leaders

Dan Compitiello

Dan has been a part of Highrock since fall of 2013 when he moved from Long Island, NY to Quincy to attend Eastern Nazarene College, where he graduated with a degree in History and Religion. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Joanna, since July of 2017. He is an avid reader who loves a good conversation on faith, justice, and education. Dan has a heart for young people and is passionate about helping to bring up the next generation of Christ-followers.

Head shot of Dan

Joanna Compitiello

Joanna grew up on Long Island, NY, where she attended church from birth until she moved up to Massachusetts to attend Gordon College, where she studied Music Education and Vocal Performance. Joanna began attending Highrock with her long time boyfriend Dan, and has felt at home there for the last 7 years. Joanna is now married to Dan, whom she met in youth group in NY, and they live in North Quincy. She is a full time music teacher in Quincy Public schools where she teaches general music and choir to both middle school and high school students. Together, Dan and Joanna have served on the worship team and have recently begun the Next Gen youth ministry program at Highrock.

Head shot of Joanna