Kids

What To Expect
Upcoming Events
Serve
Additional Information

Welcome to GCKids!

Welcome to GCKids, the Kids Ministry at Grace Chapel, where our goal is to lead kids and families to find and follow Jesus.

Kids programming is available on Sunday mornings at both the 9:30 and 11:00 AM services. We have age-appropriate learning environments for kids in each of our 3 kids ministry departments: Nursery, Preschool and Elementary (birth to 5th grade).

 

Coming Soon...

 

Upward SportsBasketball and Cheer are coming soon! Registration opens November 27. Click on the link to find out more info!

 

 

Advent Season is almost here! Fun activities each week of Advent. Make sure to check out what is happening each Sunday so you don’t miss out!

 

Meet Pastor Jamie
Jamie Tressen has been the Kids Pastor at Grace Chapel since April of 2014. He is a Biola University graduate and has been involved in kids and family ministry for over 20 years in both California and Colorado. He, and his wife Melissa, live in Parker and have 3 adopted kids: Jazmin, Darius and Nathaniel. In addition to ministry and his love for Jesus, Jamie enjoys traveling, spending time with family, sports and has a passion for cooking and sharing great meals!

When We Meet

We offer GCKids (nursery – grade 5) programming at both our 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM Sunday services. All kids programming takes place in our main Worship & Kids Building located on the north end of the campus.

When arriving on campus, please visit our GCKids Check-In table in the Upper Lobby to register and/or check-in your children. This is the starting point for all kids and families. Each child will receive a nametag with security code and parents will receive a pick-up tag with matching code for security upon pick-up. Parents can then accompany their child to the appropriate department location for drop-off. Our check-in team is always available to help you with any questions you may have.

NURSERY

In the Nursery, we understand the value of even the youngest kids, and that God has lovingly created each child in a unique way. With that in mind we strive to provide a safe, caring environment for kids from birth to 2 ½ years of age in our Infant, Young Mover, and Toddler classes. Each Sunday, in addition to plenty of playtime, we are intentional to plant seeds of faith as kids experience God’s Word through age-appropriate Bible stories, songs, crafts, and hands-on activities.
Pam Willecke: (Nursery/Childcare Director)

Pam Willecke has served at Grace Chapel since 2010. She is married to her husband Mark and together they have 3 adult sons (Jeff, Chris, and TJ), 2 daughters-in-law (Cheri and Kate) as well and 3 grandsons (Daniel, Isaac, and Avery). Pam has plenty of experience in Kid’s Ministry which has been a part of the fabric of her life for nearly 40 years. She also enjoys taking walks, cooking, baking, crochet, cross-stitch, and is currently learning French for when she visits her Grandkids in France!

Preschool (The Clubhouse)

Our Preschool Department (the Clubhouse) serves children ages 2.5 through Kindergarten. We know that your children are precious in God’s sight and we strive for them to experience His love the moment they walk through our doors. Each week, kids experience a fun, interactive environment to meet new friends, engage in activities, crafts, games, worship and large group Bible lessons using The Gospel Project curriculum.
Kelly Blair: (Preschool Director)

Kelly Blair has been serving in the Clubhouse since 2018. She is married to her husband Darren. Together, they have three girls, Dylann, Emma and Evelynn. They enjoy anything that includes the mountains as well as tennis, golf, biking and being together as a family.

Lindsey Fukumoto: (Preschool Associate)

Lindsey Fukumoto has been on our GCKids team since February 2020. She is married to her husband Marcos and together they have 3 girls, Rory, Scout, and Beatriz. Lindsey grew up in Dallas, TX, and used to teach both Kindergarten and first grade. She also loves to read, bake and watch HGTV!

Elementary (The Lodge)

In the Lodge, we strive to partner with parents to help kids from 1st to 5th grades grow their faith in Christ. Using Gospel Project curriculum, we plant seeds of faith in Jesus through fun games, activities and worship. Kids will learn about God’s abundant love for them through large group Bible teaching, and grow their faith by learning how to apply the message in age-appropriate small groups. Our Preteen students (Grades 4 & 5) have their own special space in the Lodge to dive deeper into God’s word during both large and small group times.
Sydney Baumann: (Elementary Director)

Sydney Baumann has been on our GCKids team since May of 2019. Prior to her role at Grace, she worked as a severe needs special education teacher. Sydney has 3 children, 1 boy and 2 girls, all with bright red hair! Sydney is a Colorado Native and is married to her husband, Scot. Sydney enjoys spending her free time reading, skiing, being creative, and painting her fingernails with elaborate designs!

Brittany Enriquez: (Elementary Associate)

Brittany Enriquez has been on our GCKids team since 2015. She is married to her husband Danny and together they have 2 kids, Grayson and Rory. Brittany enjoys traveling with her sister and kids in their motorhome, making crafts and shirts, as well as ALL things Disney!

Upcoming Events

RAISING SCREEN TIME KIDS SEMINAR

Sunday, November 13 | 6–8 PM | Upper Lobby Hub

Have you ever handed your child a screen so you could get through a conversation with an adult? Do you send your kids to play games on a device when you need a few minutes to yourself? Does that make you a bad parent? Join us on November 13 from 6–8 PM as Pastor Josh helps us discover spiritual answers to those questions. This will not be a list of “don’ts” and “stop doing thats,” but one that gives practical advice for finding moderation in all things, as well as how to use screens to help us disciple our kids. Cost is $5 per adult, and includes a copy of the book Raising Screen Time Kids. Childcare available for kids ages birth – grade 5. Click on the button below to register. For questions, please contact Robin Kluever: RKluever@GraceChapel.org 

 

Serving at GCKids

Volunteering in Kids Ministry can make a huge impact in planting seeds and growing a child’s faith from a young age. Serving is also fun and a great way to connect with others at Grace Chapel!

There are always needs in Kids Ministry in our nursery, preschool, and elementary departments. Volunteer leaders typically serve 2x per month and always serve with a partner in varying roles. Our age-appropriate programming utilizes The Gospel Project curriculum to teach the Bible, in addition to worship songs, crafts/activities, and playtime.

To learn more about the opportunities available to serve, contact Pastor Jamie at Jtressen@gracechapel.org.

CHILDCARE WORKERS NEEDED!

Grace Chapel is looking to add to our childcare team. Do you enjoy working with kids and could benefit from a little extra money in your pocket? We would love to consider having you join our childcare team. Childcare is not simply babysitting. We have goals to help every child and family we encounter find and follow Jesus.

 
We are currently seeking individuals (ages 14+) for childcare opportunities on Tuesday and/or Wednesday mornings. Childcare workers serve as a part of a team to care for children in the nursery through 5th grade. If you would like more information about paid childcare opportunities at Grace Chapel, please contact our Nursery/Childcare Director, Pam Willecke (PWillecke@gracechapel.org)