Children’s Staff


Barb Paternoster

Barb Paternoster

Children’s Ministry Director
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Areas of responsibility:

  • Oversight of programs for PreK through 6th grade on Sunday mornings: Children’s Worship & Children’s Christian Education (CE).
  • Overall supervisor of Children’s Ministries

“There’s nothing like family life to expose our need for God. Learning to love Him more in the context of raising young children has been one of the richest aspects of my own life. Encouraging children to respond to God in faith gives opportunity for us adults to remember, again and again, what is most fundamentally true. It’s about growing in grace together.”

Julie Kanzelmeyer

Julie Kanzelmeyer

Early Childhood Director
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Areas of responsibility:

  • 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

Mid-Week Ministries Director
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Areas of responsibility:

  • 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.”