Covenant Presbyterian Church – Athens, GA

Youth & Young Adult Ministry Coordinator


Justin Van Wicklen has been attending Covenant since he was in elementary school and a participant of Covenant Connection. He was confirmed, baptized, and became a member of the church in 2003 and started attending youth group while in middle school. Continuing with youth group throughout high school, Justin joined Northeast Georgia Presbytery’s Youth Council in 2005 and helped plan retreats for middle and high school youth in our Presbytery. Upon graduating from Cedar Shoals High School in 2009, he enrolled at the University of Georgia and continued with youth group by becoming a leader for the middle school youth group and then the high school youth group. Currently finishing up his degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies at UGA, Justin will be completing his internship requirements for that degree while on staff.

Justin has also attended Camp Buc as a camper, worked at both Camp Fellowship and Camp Buc as summer staff, was the Cave Coordinator in early 2013 prior to his current position, is a member of the American Camp Association, and a member of the National Recreation and Parks Association. He enjoys the outdoors, camping, fishing, hiking, playing golf, and watching the Braves and Georgia Bulldogs. He looks forward to getting to know his church family further and leading its youth!