Our youth ministry team is here for students. Our passion is to lead them into a passionate relationship with Jesus, and we are blessed to be able to work with and support each other in ministry. Below is a little bit about ourselves, but please feel free to ask any questions about us that you might have!


Ricky Cavitt

Youth Minister

Hello! I'm Ricky Cavitt and have been since 1960. I have a beautiful wife and two awesome children! God has blessed me with four awesome interns, and I have had the opportunity to work at Coggin for 30 years. My favorite hobby is hunting, and if you don't believe me then come check out my office sometime! I always have snacks, so stop by and let's chat!

Paul Chandler 


Hi, I'm Paul! I'm a Senior at Howard Payne University and I am majoring in Christian Education. I love hanging out with people, and I enjoy rock climbing and frolfing. 

Vickey Hardy

Youth Ministry Assistant

Abby Fraser 


Hey, Y'all! I'm Abby and I am a Senior Christian Education major at Howard Payne University. I was born and raised in Dallas, TX. I have been a Lifeguard since 2016 and became an intern in the Fall of 2017. I love coffee, hammocking, reading, and hanging out with friends! I like to meet new people so feel free to reach out anytime! 

Brittany Paget


Hi, I'm Brittany! I am from Bellville, TX and I am a Junior at Howard Payne University. I enjoy skateboarding, hiking, and playing my guitar.

Mary Beth Lane


“Hey y’all! I’m Mary Beth! I’m a junior Elementary Education major at Howard Payne University. I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I love shopping, hanging out with friends, hosting events for my school through my sorority, and having Hallmark movie marathons with my mom. I also love making new friends, and I can’t wait to get to know all of the youth!”