Kids

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).

JOIN THE TEAM 

GC Kids is looking for some volunteers in the nursery, pre-school and elementary areas. If you love Jesus and love kids, we’d love to serve with you! Click here to find out more and get involved!

 

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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!

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.