The Rock & The Vine

The ROCK: High School Youth Group (Grades 9-12)

The VINE: Middle School Youth Group (Grades 5-8)

Seeking to engage students with the Word of God so that they are transformed by God's grace!

Sunday Youth Study

After Church

Sundays, after church, Middle School and High School students are welcome to stay for free food, devotionals, and fellowship. Contact Jeff Boshka or Joe Asermelly for more information.


On this Rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell, shall not prevail against it.
— Matthew 16:18
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.
— John 15:5

About the Youth Pastor: 

Joe Asermelly and his wife, Jacqueline, have three children and live in Brooklyn, CT. Joe is a teacher at Ellis Technical High School in Danielson and coaches the football, rifle and track teams there. The football team actually is a tri-op team consisting of three high schools:  Ellis, Putnam and Tourtellotte. The students call him "Coach A". He has formerly served at Faith Bible Chapel in Westerly, RI as a VBS Director and was heavily involved in youth ministry there. Joe has a passion for God, family and young people. He grew up in a strong Christian home in Hopkinton, RI and put his trust in Jesus at a young age. His faith grew tremendously through his family and several great youth ministry leaders. While at Chariho High School in RI, Joe was an All-State football and track athlete. He received a full athletic scholarship to Hofstra University to play football, where he received his Bachelor's Degree. While at Chariho he was instrumental in beginning a Fellowship of Christian Athletes group there, and led one at Hofstra also. Joe's wife Jacqueline led a MOMS Group at Faith Bible Chapel and was in charge of ministry outreach there. 

Hobbies: coaching football and track, being a Patriots fan, spending time outdoors with my family biking, making and eating s'mores, fishing, quahogging and digging into God's word.

Why called to serve: God has blessed me with the gift of teaching and a thirst for knowing Jesus more.  This has resulted in a passion for introducing young adults to Christ and helping disciple students in their own walk's with the Lord.  As a high school teacher, it is evident that teenagers are at a unique point in their lives where they are searching for truth and purpose as they are preparing to be launched into adulthood.  It is such a privilege to be used by God to encourage and equip students to pursue a relationship with Jesus Christ so that they may find all the answers to their questions in Him alone.

How I came to Christ: I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior as a young child through a children's evangelism program at the Washington County Fair in Rhode Island.  In high school, youth ministry leaders played a pivotal role in helping me learn who I am in Christ as well as how scripture can be applied to my everyday life.  I enjoy being a part of Creation Church because a variety of opportunities are offered for people of all ages to go deeper in their relationships with God, regardless of their past church or religious experiences. "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. " Proverbs 27:17