Young Adults

Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.   –1 Timothy 4:12

Whatever you're doing as you start your adult life, God wants to be a part of it. Whether it's going to school, working, or joining the military, #Adulting can be challenging. Make the transition to a young professional a little easier by joining other like-minded young persons and journey together.
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Meet Matt

Matt is from Greenville, AL and was appointed to Shalimar in 2020. He earned a Bachelor degree from Auburn University at Montgomery and his Masters from Candler School of Theology. He loves to play music (drums, guitar, and piano), tennis and golf. Matt has enjoyed his time here on the Emerald Coast at the beach, eating seafood, and learning how to paddle board. He is married to Anne Claire, who is a Registered Nurse at White Wilson Pediatric Clinic. 

Have questions? Pastor Matt can answer them for you. If you're ready to sign up for a group, you can do that in this form as well.

The young adult ministry at Shalimar UMC is for those ages 18 -35. We hope to create a place where you feel welcomed, heard, and reenergized. In whatever stage of life, you find yourself in, we will have an opportunity for you to find community, be surrounded and supported by others, and walk through life with others. We will have small group Bible study and discussion, worship nights, fun activities and trips, as well as opportunities to make a difference in our community. We hope you will come and be a part of.

Mothers of Preschoolers - MOPS

MOPS is a national, Christian organization that "connects women of all ages and stages of mothering to help them become more brave, kind and honest, one gathering at a time."

To join our MOPS group, you have to pay national dues, and some local ones as well. The national dues are a requirement, and the local ones help with supplies and stuff. We can offer scholarships if needed. To join us national and  use the code

Use the code TZ6H