Who We Are

STAGE (Somewhere To Ask God Everything) is a collaborative youth group that strives to build lifelong relationships, impact the communities we live in, and learn about and share the love of Christ. 

STAGE began in 1998 with the support of Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Methodist churches in the Berkley/Royal Oak communities. Today STAGE is sponsored by Greenfield Presbyterian, Drayton Avenue Presbyterian, and Cana Lutheran.


A typical STAGE gathering includes dinner, time catching up with each other and playing a game, followed by a discussion and conversation about the Christian faith and how we can grow relationally, communally, and spiritually.


Our STAGE Youth Council (SYC) supports and plays a large role in the continuation of STAGE.  It is comprised of members from each congregation and meets on a monthly basis to help communicate with home churches, plan events, and support the youth director.


We would love for you to come be a part of our community. We welcome all students from any background. If you have any questions please contact Matt at stageyouth@gmail.com or call at (616) 405-7918.

STAGE Youth Director
Matthew Stoel, LMSW

Matt began his tenure of youth director in October 2017. Before this time, Matt worked as a medical social worker as well as a children/adolescent mental health therapist. Currently, Matt works full time for Flat Rock Community Schools as a school social worker in their middle and high school.

Matt was raised in the Reformed Church of America and attended Christ Memorial Reformed Church for a large portion of his life. While obtaining his Master's degree from The University of Michigan, Matt attended Grace Ann Arbor. 


In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time with his family and friends, being active, and catching up on his newest Netflix binge. 

STAGE Youth Ministry

Call/Text 616.405.7918


2119 Catalpa Drive

Berkley, MI 48072

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