Children's ministry coordinator, Extended care supervisoroffice: Ext 229
I have been blessed to serve as Children’s Ministry Coordinator at Grace since July, 2013. Working closely with the Children’s Religious Education Committee (CREC), I coordinate programs and activities for Sunday School, family devotionals, festivals, Mustard Seeds and Vacation Bible School. I truly enjoy working with elementary-age children. My husband, Joe, and I came to Grace in the fall of 2000, and our four children, Stefan, Anna, Katarina and Peter, were baptized here in January, 2001. Before joining the Grace staff I was a volunteer teacher in Sunday School and Confirmation classes, and I currently serve on the Altar Guild. I graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S. in psychology and a minor in Parks and Recreation Administration. My professional career began at Little City Foundation in Palatine working in aquatics with special populations from children through seniors. I also have served as the Aquatics and Fitness Coordinators for the Niles and Des Plaines park districts. When our oldest son was born, I changed career direction and began teaching preschool and mom and tot classes. In addition to working at Grace, I am an active substitute teacher in the Franklin Park and River Grove public school districts.