Experienced Ministry Practitioners Bring Their Gifts to the Interim Children's Ministry Team


The work of the Church in providing myriad opportunities for children to learn and grow in the love of God through Jesus Christ is a priority in the NGUMC. This winter, Rev. Debby Fox, who has served as Conference Children's Ministries Director and Consultant for 8 years, will fully retire. Debby leaves a legacy of a connected and collaborative Children's Ministry for our Conference.

To continue and expand on this good work, the NGUMC Center for Congregational Excellence is excited to introduce the Children's Ministry Interim Team. Devoted to ministry with children and their families in the NGUMC, these experienced ministry practitioners bring expertise, creativity, and enthusiasm to their new roles.

Mimi Sanders  |  Safe Sanctuaries
Mimi has experienced the blessings and challenges of providing safe, effective and Christ-filled ministry with children, youth and vulnerable adults. Contact Mimi with all your Safe Sanctuaries questions, to schedule a training for your congregation or to become a trainer in your ministry setting. Mimi_sanders@tfumc.org or 678-325-4038.

DeDe Reilly   |  Children's Ministry Network
DeDe will use her gifts to ensure social and professional networking, continuing education opportunities, and the essential ministry connections between those working with children and their families in the NGUMC. dedereilly@comcast.net or 404-493-1683.

Kim Bell |  Experiential Discipleship and Retreats
Kim brings her experience and love for children to leading the rescheduled retreat for Fifth graders in April, designing for future retreat possibilities, and helping discern future possibilities for bringing Experiential Discipleship and Leadership Development to Children's Ministry in the NGUMC. kimberlybell511@gmail.com or 404-579-8086.