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Our Staff

The children's ministry has nearly 60 volunteers and we are always looking for more as we grow. We have 4 classrooms to fill and need 3-5 adults volunteering per class, per service. That's 120-200 volunteers we will need to cover the growth of these classes. With that in mind here is our ministry leaders who currently make things happen for kids.
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Dave Simmons
Children's/Marriage Pastor
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Michelle Simmons
Children's Pastor
Derana Matthews
Children's Co-ordinator

I'm a lot like the kids who walk through the door..."Whoa, what is this place and where do I go!" Here I get to do some amazing things with kids and volunteers by creating space and materials to teach a brand new generation of kids about Jesus and why he is so special.

My Favs

I love the outdoors, the clouds by day and stars by night (Hmm, that sounds a bit familar).

I love to read because reading is about learning and going on adventures. You are never too old to start reading.

I love art and everything connected to it...colors, shapes, media, tools!

I love my wife and kids! (Oh no, I'm out of space).

"It's no problem." My husband says that is my go-to phrase. But it is true, my approach to ministry- helping and connecting people is one that I believe carries the love and concern that Jesus himself displayed, I'm here to serve.


My Favs

I love children and creating a safe and welcoming atmosphere for them. 

I love working with others and seeing what we can accomplish together.

I love taking a child that does not want to stay and bring them to the place where they are comfortable and want to stay.

I love being outdoors and think that everyday is a day for a picnic!

I started helping in our children's ministry because of Pastor Michelle. We have this special connection to help one another and we even share the same birthday. I fill in wherever I am needed and find that there is always a need or a spot to fill.

My Favs

I love to color because it's relaxing.

I love dancing because it's fun exercise.

I love word finding puzzles to exercise my mind.

I love playing those time/management games on the computer because it helps me pass time when I'm bored.

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