We are about being and making disciples of Jesus Christ.


Youth Ministry exists to reach out to students and connect them with other Christians,


to help them bless others through service,


and challenge them to discover their ministry, and to honor God with their lives to ultimately grow in faith.


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Wednesday Night

PresbYouth Hub Nights

Wednesday evenings: 6:00 - 7:45 pm
6th - 12th grade

Dynamic relationships, fun activities, opportunities to expand in our faith, and learning how to live it out happens at PBY Hub.  Engage in worship and games, and be a part of a group that connects, serves and grows!


1st Wednesdays: Meaningful Ministry 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays: Hub Groups 4th Wednesdays: R.A.K. & Fun

Sunday Morning

F3 Food ~ Fellowship ~ Faith

Sunday morning: 9:40 - 10:40 am
Middle school & High school students engage in food, fellowship and faith together.


Sunday morning: 9:40 - 10:40 am
Confirmation is an exciting time for young people to make a profession of faith and commitment to the church. Freshmen, and anyone older who missed their chance to be confirmed, are welcome to join us on this faith journey and deepen their understanding of what it means to be a part of the Body of Christ.


First Presbyterian Church of Sioux Falls is a teaching church and our young adults are provided with exciting opportunities to grow their faith.

Contacts for our Youth Ministry program:

Eric Fjerestad


Kate Hruby



Eric Fjerestad

Director of Youth Ministries

I was very blessed to grow up in Sioux Falls where I was the youngest of five siblings. While growing up, I could be found playing almost every sport possible from basketball all the way to tennis. Eventually, I fell in love with soccer and was fortunate enough to play it throughout high school and college and continue to play today. After graduating from Roosevelt, I attended Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell to play soccer and study Elementary Education. During my time at Dakota Wesleyan, my life was transformed in so many ways, but the biggest was my faith becoming my own. I always knew who God was, but I never really took steps to deepen my faith, and really come to know God on a personal level and declare him my Savior. During college I found myself taking my faith more seriously from attending bible studies, going to FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), being part of the worship band, and taking religion classes for electives. Eventually, one day I made the greatest decision of my life and through prayer, I rededicated my life to the Lord. After college, I began my teaching career in Fort Pierre where I taught 3rd grade and coached local soccer teams. After two years of teaching out in Fort Pierre, I moved back to Sioux Falls with Stitch to continue teaching third grade at West Central (Hartford). However, after a couple of months teaching at West Central, I felt God calling me in another direction, and I took one of the biggest risks of my life and decided to put my teaching career on hold and left my job at West Central and began to pursue a career in ministry. After a little more than a year as a part time youth pastor and still working in an educational setting, I felt the Lord calling me into full time ministry and towards First Presbyterian.