EDGE Calendar Winter/Spring 2017
Sunday Evenings, 6:15-8:00, in the School Gym and Parish Center
Click Here to Register for EDGE 2016-17
Grades 6-8 Welcome
Parent Volunteer Sign Up
Parents, please consider signing up to help with EDGE's Sunday night dinner, after 5:00 pm Life Teen Mass. EDGE provides pizza but we like to also provide the kids with some supplementary items (such as fruits and veggies!). If you would like to sign up to bring food or drinks to go with the pizza, please click now to view the sign up.
Middle school is a big transition in life!
Often, being in middle school involves bigger schools, new friends, complicated relationships, lots of new (and also weird and confusing) experiences – basically, it can get a bit overwhelming.
At Our Lady of the Lake, we want to give YOU a place where you feel at home.
Our EDGE program is a place to hang out together, laugh, play, pray, and come to a deeper relationship with Christ. At EDGE we seek to integrate Catholic teachings into our everyday lives – and to examine how our faith impacts our friendships, decisions, and some tough stuff – like peer pressure, bullying, and social pressures. We want to love God and have fun!
EDGE meets 6:15-8 PM Sundays in the School Gym and Parish Center.
Register for 2016-2017 EDGE
If you want to take part in our EDGE Program for 2016-2017, please register below.
Your Youth Leadership Team
Bryan and Taya Maack, EDGE Coordinators
Growing up, Bryan attended Our Lady of the Lake Church and School and went on to Jesuit High School. Taya grew up in Forest Grove, and the two of them met while students at Oregon State University. Bryan holds a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Materials Science, and Taya holds a Bachelors in Computer Science. Currently they both work at Intel.
They got married in November 2015. In their free time Bryan enjoys reading, philosophy, and debate and Taya enjoys video editing and playing flute. They both enjoy going on walks, going to the beach, and country swing dancing together.
Katie Diehm, Director of Youth Ministry
Katie grew up at Our Lady of the Lake Church and school, went to St. Mary's Academy, and has a BA and MA in Theology. She directs EDGE, Life Teen, and Confirmation.
Katie loves coffee, hiking, horses, wearing flannel shirts, laughing, adventures and God. She has studied abroad in Austria, trained llamas, and been to every state except Kansas and Arkansas.
Questions? Email Katie at
Jed Higgins, Music Minister
Jed serves as our Youth Music Minister. He works at Oregon Catholic Press, and has been playing music for 20 years.
Jethro enjoys fishing and has swam with whale sharks. He and his wife, Lizanie, have four children under the age of 5, and are professional multi-taskers.
Questions? Email Jed at
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