was born and raised in California, ultimately living there 45 years before God opened his heart to move his family to Atlanta, GA for four and a half years before leading him to Village Seven. After 25 years of ministry with children in various capacities Joseph is looking forward to completing his Mdiv from Western Seminary in early 2018, and Lord willing, pursue ordination later in the year. Joseph and his wife Kelly have been married since 2002 and have two sons, Jacob and Makiah, whom they adopted in 2013.
Current Residence: Colorado Springs, CO
, Director of Children’s Ministries at Christ the King in Boston, MA. Dana Russell has been a member of Christ the King in Cambridge, MA for over 20 years and started serving in children’s ministry when the first children were born into the congregation. She spent her early years helping lay the groundwork for nursery and teaching Sunday School. With degrees in engineering Dana did not anticipate serving full-time in children’s ministry until she stepped in as director in 2013. Dana is passionate about equipping teachers and parents in guiding and growing children in faith. With her husband she is also navigating raising three teenaged girls.
Current Residence: Boston, MA
Becky Sinclair is the former Children’s Director at Clemson Presbyterian Church in Clemson, SC. She has a passion for teaching children God’s Word and encouraging memorization of Scripture. She loves to encourage those involved in children’s ministry as well as parents in the discipleship of children. Her hobbies include spending time with her husband, David, and their adult children, walking her dog, and knitting.
Current Residence: Clemson, SC
Laney Stayton – In one way or another, children’s ministry has been a part of Laney’s life – starting as the child of a pastor and missionary, then through volunteering at her local church as a young adult, and now as a mom of two with another one on the way. After taking a quick detour as a certified shorthand reporter in Texas, the Lord called her to serve as the children’s ministry director of North Shore Fellowship in Chattanooga, TN. She has always had a love for children and desire to help them grow in their understanding of God through His Word, and she loves the opportunity her current role gives to welcome multi-generations to do the same.
Current Residence: Chattanooga, TN
, Director of Children’s Ministries at Covenant Presbyterian in Harrisonburg, VA, has been in love with Jesus since she was a little girl and has always been passionate about sharing the gospel with others. She has extensive ministry experience which includes homeschooling, teaching in Christian Schools, working as a learning disabilities therapist, leading children’s choirs, and spearheading children’s programs in several churches over the last 30 years. Lisa and Kevin have 4 children (3 through adoption).
Current Residence: Harrisonburg, VA