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).
What To Expect
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.
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)
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)
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!
Parents and Kids, August 7 is Promotion Sunday!
Starting August 7 kids will move up to their next age/grade level for ministry events and Sunday classes. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Jamie. email@example.com
THRIVE PARENTING SEMINAR
August 20 | 8:30 AM – 12 PM
Thrive! Live Parenting Seminar at Grace Chapel with Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller (RN, BSN). A biblical approach to parenting your child’s heart. $20 per person or $30 per couple. Kids’ programming available for kids birth through grade 5. Click below to find out more and register.
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
TRUNK OR TREAT
OCTOBER 28 | 5:30 – 8PM | GYM & SOUTH PARKING LOT
Dress up the kids and join us for Trunk or Treat! Invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers’ families for this FREE event. There will be bounce houses, games, FREE food trucks, and of course trunks full of candy! Games will be geared toward kids ages 3 through 12 with fun for the whole family.
We need VOLUNTEERS to help make this event a success. Sign-up to donate candy or baked goods, “host a trunk,” run games, help set-up and tear-down and more! Click on the button below to help.
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.