As the Director of Children’s Ministry, Christine plans, develops, organizes and oversees Troy UMC’s children’s ministry to strategically fulfill the church mission of inviting people on a journey with Jesus. In addition, she recruits, equips and empowers members of Troy UMC to serve Christ through Troy UMC’s children’s ministry and continues to develop programs that grow and nurture our children’s personal faith in Jesus Christ and involves them in the life of the congregation.
Specifically, Christine will oversee ministry to children from birth through fifth grade including Sunday morning nursery, preschool and elementary-aged kids. She is also the point of contact for children’s ministry events such as Tent-n-Treat and Vacation Bible School.
Christine is married to Kevin and they have three children: Patrick (17), Camden (14) and Amelia (13). For the last several years they have been part of Journey UMC in Freeburg (a 2nd site of Belleville Union UMC) where Christine has served as a certified lay leader and children’s coordinator among other roles.
She recently completed her Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Leadership and Biblical Studies and will begin a Masters of Divinity degree at Eden Theological Seminary this Fall. Christine is pursuing this call to ministry after 19 years as an administrative assistant at Franklin Elementary School in Belleville.
If you have any questions regarding the Troy UMC children’s ministry, you can reach Christine via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org