Mrs. Jenny Marsalese
Children's Ministry Director
Favorite Bible Verse : 2 Corinthians 5:17 (Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here.)
Why? I love knowing that I am brand new in Jesus.
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite thing about Working in Children's Ministry? Watching a child’s eye’s light up when they learn a truth about Jesus.
Tell another fun fact about you. I love to play games and am very competitive.
Mrs. Joanne Fitz
Assistant Children's Ministry Director
Favorite Bible Verse : Philippians 4:13 (I can do all things through him who gives me stregnth.)
Why? It gives me strength when I feel weak.
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite thing about Working in Children's Ministry? Seeing the smiling faces of the kids and the sparkle in their eyes when they get the message being taught.
Tell another fun fact about you. I love to kayak!
Mrs. Erin King
Favorite Bible Verse : Hosea 14:8b (It is I who answer and look after you. I am like a luxuriant cypress; From Me comes your fruit.)
Why? It reminds me that unattached to Christ, I have nothing good to offer; however, attached to Him, my goodness, my skills/abilities come from Him!
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite thing about Working in Children's Ministry? Teaching and leading worship.
Tell another fun fact about you. I am a Trekkie.
Mr. Richard King
Saturday Night Preschool Coordinator
Favorite Bible Verse: My favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6.
(Trust in the Lord with all your heart,and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.)
Why? This verse reminds me of how God is very trustworthy and can be the one I can follow through life no matter where my life may be going.
Favorite Color? I love a brilliant and deep sky blue color.
Favorite thing about working in children's ministry? I enjoy watching our children grow in their faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Seeing them smile, laugh, worship, pray and learn about our Almighty God brings an incomparable joy to my own heart.
Something we may not know about you: One thing that most people don't know about me is that for many years I have been building plastic scale model kits and post their construction process and completion on a YouTube channel.
Mrs. Melanie Fleming
Saturday Night Preschool Coordinator
Favorite Bible verse: My favorite Bible verse is Psalm 107:29, "He made the storm be still and the waves of the sea were hushed."
Why: Through all of the storms in my life, God has been my constant rock. If you would like to know more, please ask me when you see me in the kids wing!
Favorite color: I love turquoise and buttery yellow.
Favorite thing about Children's Ministry: My favorite thing about working in Children's Ministry is seeing the glow of God's love in the children. Even watching my own kids, I notice how they light up when they walk in line with God's will for them and are exuding His love for others.
Something you may not know about me: I like to keep pretty busy and learn new things. I taught myself to knit, sew, and quilt, and am currently taking Contemporary and Tap dance lessons.
Mrs. Lindsey McGuire
Sunday 9 a.m. Preschool Coordinator
Favorite Bible Verse: John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Why: There is no greater love than God's love. He sent his only Son to die on the cross for OUR sins. It is the promise of life eternal with him - the promise of a life free from pain, full of joy and peace.
Favorite Color: HOT PINK!
Favorite Thing about working in Children's Ministry: There are so many special moments in Children's ministry. My favorite would have to be seeing the pure joy in children's eyes when they are learning about Jesus! There is this look of amazement in their eyes when you relate the love Jesus has for us to them that never gets old. I also enjoy seeing the look of excitement on parents face when they see that their child(ren) have a safe and fun place to learn about Jesus!
Fun fact about you: I am a West Virginia University fanatic! I love their football team and marching band!
Mr. Rich Kappel
Sunday 11 a.m. Preschool Coordinator
Favorite Bible Verse : Jeremiah 29:11 ( For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.)
Why? It helps me to keep perspective when facing challanges.
Favorite Color: Penn State Blue
Favorite thing about Working in Children's Ministry? Tea Parties with the two year olds classroom.
Tell another fun fact about you. My newest hobby is "wooden furniture makeovers"
Mrs. Kristine Reese
Favorite Bible Verse : Proverbs 3:5 (Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.)
Why? I really like this verse because it is a good reminder of how we should live our life each day.
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite thing about Working in Children's Ministry? Seeing all the families on the weekends when they are dropping off their kids.
Tell another fun fact about you. I like anything that has chocolate in it!
Mrs. Jessica Robinson
Favorite Bible Verse : Micah 6:8 (He has shown you O man what is good and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.)
Why? It's a clear and simple reminder that God is in charge and that I should follow after him while loving on others.
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite thing about Working in Children's Ministry? When a child has the "aha" moment and gets how much Jesus loves them.
Tell another fun fact about you: I love to run. I'm training for both a half and a full marathon this year!