Encounter is our weekly chapel service held on Wednesday mornings. The purpose of Encounter is to create a space where the entire community together has the opportunity for a meaningful encounter with God. We create these opportunities through student-led worship, Christian speakers or artists, student and staff testimonies, and other creative expressions. Parents are invited to join us each week for this time of community worship & fellowship.

Upcoming Speakers


Friday, September 14 | Joel Johnson
Joel has been the senior pastor of Westwood Community Church since 1995 and is the pastor for many in the SWCHS Community.  We are thrilled to have him address our community during Grandparents Day for a special Friday service.

Wednesday, September 19 | Mike Gmetro
Mike is a care pastor for Freshwater Community Church and will be sharing his faith journey and his struggle with Crohn’s disease.  Mike is also an assistant coach for our varsity baseball team.

Wednesday, September 26 | Aaron Moore
This year’s Fall Focus is centered on mental health issues and our faith. Aaron Moore is a licensed mental health counselor and one of the founders of To Write Love on Her Arms. TWLOHA is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

Wednesday, October 3 | Mr. Matt Berka
Sophomore English teacher Mr. Matt Berka will be sharing part of his story with us about how God has altered his perception of what it means to live an authentic faith.

Wednesday, October 17 | Jeromy Darling
Jeromy Darling is a singer/songwriter, actor, speaker, mixed martial artist and advocate against sexual exploitation in all it’s forms.  Jeromy is a talented, passionate speaker and artist and we’re thrilled to have him come share with us.

Experience Encounter

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