Whitney Compton
Whitney Compton
MEDFORD — Sacred Heart Parish here has a new youth minister. Whitney Compton grew up in St. Louis and has a master’s degree in theology and Christian ministry from Franciscan University in Steubenville.

“I am excited to work with Father Ken [Sampson] to prepare this year’s Confirmation class and will begin to develop the youth and young adult programs at Sacred Heart according to the will of God the Father,” Compton said.

Before arriving in Medford, Compton worked as a traveling team member with NET Ministries, an organization that provides retreats for teens and families.

Compton’s first goal is to set up a youth room, a space for parish youth to gather and encounter Christ. She plans to coordinate several summer events, including a mission camp and a trip to Steubenville NW.