About Us!

"The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble."
-Psalm 9:9

Here at The Refuge we strive to be a place for teenagers to come and find rest from the chaos of life. We want to help teenagers understand that God is with them through everything. We know that when life gets crazy, overbearing or just plain hard, Jesus tells us: "Come to me all you who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest."

We hope to get a chance to meet you! Come check us out on Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 8:30 at Pinnacle Community Church located at 7305 S Coulter. 

Stay Informed...


Upcoming Events:
Wednesday nights: 6:30 - 8:30
Parent Meeting: 8/27/2023 @ 12:00

Next Event

Join us on August 22, 2023 for Celebrity Scoop Night! Our very own celebrities (Kurt and Justin) will be serving ice cream at Marble Slab. All profits and tips will go to the benefit of The Refuge! Come by between 6:00 and 7:30!


One Way is a great camp that allows for teens to disconnect from everyday life to focus in on time with God. We look forward to seeing your kids down there this year! To sign up click the links bellow!

Current Series

Every good movie or T.V. show has one thing in common; a good plot twist. A good plot twist can make us rethink everything we thought we knew. This allows us to see things in a brand new light and get excited about what might happen next. Over the next few weeks, we will be talking about the greatest plot twist of all time - Jesus' death and resurrection. Through this series, we will talk about how when life has unexpected  turns, God gives us help... even when we’ve messed up or are ready to give up, Jesus never turns away from us, but gives us life, gives us hope and gives us another chance. 

Next Series

Have you ever heard someone say something that seemed unreasonable? Maybe they told a story or made a statement that was hard for you to believe. It’s not always easy to ask questions or express doubt when other people seem so certain. This is especially true when it comes to faith. Through Scripture, we’ll discover that when we have doubts and questions, we don’t need to ignore them or sweep them under the rug. Instead, we can look to God's words and find Him in unexpected places. 

The Refuge Leadership Team

Mason jones

Youth Minister
My name is Mason! I first gained a passion for student ministry while attending a youth conference when I was 15 years old where I first heard the calling to ministry. I first started serving in The Refuge in 2016 and became the youth minister for Pinnacle in July of 2021. I have loved every minute of getting to help kids understand that they are deeply loved by their Father in Heaven. 

Cortney Jones

Table Leader
Hi! I am Cortney, and I serve alongside my husband, Mason Jones. I have attended and served at Pinnacle for 10 years. My journey began in the youth at 15. I loved seeing how God used the leaders to pour into the lives of students. Ever since then I have wanted to serve in Ministry. I am so grateful to now be the one who gets to pour into the kids. 

Alex laughlin

Sound Supervisor
My name is Alex! I have been going to Pinnacle for 26 years which is basically my whole life! I have been serving in youth for 6 years now. I love helping kids get to know Jesus and help them grow in their faith. I even met my future wife, Kaitlin, while serving in youth.  I am passionate about several things in life but 2 of the biggest passions of mine are serving and if you couldn't tell from my picture... Dr. Pepper. 

Kaitlin Raible

Game Leader
Hey! I'm Kaitlin! I've been attending Pinnacle since 2019 and started volunteering in Kidz Jam before my friend, Taylor, convinced me to start hanging out with a bunch of teens! Now 3 years later I am so happy to be apart of the Refuge because of how special these kids are. Watching them grow in their faith and just grow up is so rewarding! I am also a full time nanny and getting to marry my best friend, Alex in October! 

Manny Nunez

Table Leader
Shalom! My name is Manny Nunez, I have been attending Pinnacle for 2 years now and have served in youth the whole time! Pinnacle has been a huge blessing in my life. I am extremely blessed to serve in the youth and pour into them just as many have poured into me. I am so excited for the future of Pinnacle and The Refuge! 

Taylor Cato

Table Leader
Howdy! My name is Taylor! I have attended Pinnacle since 2020. I started cautiously serving in the youth as the church was opening up from the pandemic! I've developed  some amazing relationships with leaders and kids over that time. I also broke my wrist in the youth back in 2021 and now serve as an example to all about playing games in my sock on smooth floors!

Derek Rinehart

Table Leader
Hello! My name is Derek and I have attended Pinnacle and served in youth for 6 months. I truly love hanging out with the kids and I love playing Cajon on the worship band! I am excited to get to be apart of The Refuge! Also, I work as a carpenter just like my biggest hero... Jesus! 

Lyndee Silvertooth

Worship Leader
Hey! I am Lyndee, and I have been attending Pinnacle for 4 years. Before I became a youth leader I started as a student. One of the reasons I came back to serve in youth was the kids and the great people who are involved in this youth group! I love serving in The Refuge and getting to have deep conversations with the youth!