Children’s Staff


Barb Paternoster

Julie Kanzelmeyer

Children’s Ministry & Early Childhood Director
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Areas of responsibility:

  • Overall supervisor of Children’s Ministries
  • Infant and Toddler Ministry
  • Volunteer training

“Parenting can be challenging, exhilarating, and exhausting. Having the body of Christ to walk with us through the parenting years is critical, and I therefore see it as a great privilege to partner with parents in bringing the love of Jesus to our youngest members! Giving these little ones a taste of God’s goodness during their earliest days in the life of the church brings me great joy, and it is my prayer that these children will always know the great love of their heavenly Father.”

 

Kristen Meehan

Kristen Meehan

Children’s CE & MidWeek Ministries Director
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Areas of responsibility:

  • Oversight of programs for PreK through 6th grade on Sunday mornings: Children’s Christian Education (CE).
  • Kids’ Club (Wednesday evenings)
  • Summer Camps

“There is genuine joy in being challenged by theologically probing questions that come from someone one-fourth my age! Seeing kids savor even a tidbit of Christ is extremely delightful; this in turn helps me to see Him through fresh and innocently awestruck eyes, which is breathtakingly energizing. It is my sincere desire that all of these young men and women start to see their identity in Christ as foremost in their lives. At the same time, I realize that seeds are being planted now that will not be fully revealed until later.”

 

Kristen Meehan

Karen Kline

Children’s Worship & Kids’ Choir Director
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Areas of responsibility:

  • Oversees Children’s Worship on Sunday mornings
  • Kids’ Choir

“What an honor it is to be a part of bringing God’s word to the children of Knox as they walk before God in the light of life. I’m so thankful for the commitment of many who are eager to shepherd these young ones as they learn about and worship our loving and faithful God, separate for awhile, until they join the larger congregation and praise this good God together!”