CBF Children's Ministry Network

CMN LogoThe purpose of the CBF Children's Ministry Network is to form together those who serve God by working with Children and their families. This is accomplished by:

  • developing a community of support,
  • supporting connections of encouragement,
  • curating resources that enhance ministry to this demographic within the congregation,
  • providing safe space for conversations around the joys and the challenges that are part of ministering with children and families

Through our network, we hope that all those serving in this area will also find themselves firmly grounded in the larger mission and vision of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and, more importantly, the Gospel which is to be the presence of Christ in our world.


2017-2018 CBF CMN Leadership Team

Becky Caswell-Speight
Minister to Families with Children, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga.

Erin Collier, Resource Coordinator
Minister to Children, First Baptist Church, Lumberton, NC

Emily Davis, Children's Minister
Calvary Baptist Church, Waco, TX

JD Granade
Interim Children's Minister, First Baptist Church, Commerce, GA

Aimee Hobbs
Minister to Children and Their Families, Pritchard at South End, Charlotte, NC

Christine Powell Kellett, Resource Coordinator
Associate Pastor for Children and Families, Augusta Heights Baptist Church, Greenville, SC

Amanda Lott, Membership Coordinator
Associate Pastor for Children's Ministries, Huguenot Road Baptist Church, Richmond, VA

Katie Vance Lucas, President-Elect
Minister of Children, Second Baptist Church, Richmond, VA

Mark McClintock
Former Children's Coordinator at Passport Camps, Inc., Birmingham, AL

Sarah Murray
Minister to Families with Children, First Baptist Church, Griffin, GA

Renee Purtlebaugh
Associate Pastor to Children and Their Families, Highland Baptist Church, Louisville, KY

Amy Hatchett Sims
Associate Pastor for Preschool and Children, Sugar Land Baptist Church, Sugar Land, TX

Josh Speight, Ex-officio Member
Missional Congregations Resources Manager, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Decatur, GA

Amy Stertz, At-Large Member
Minister with Children and Families, First Baptist Church, Asheville, NC

Carrie Veal, President
Minister to Children, Myers Park Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC

Questions? Contact Carrie Veal (CBF CMN President) or Josh Speight (CBF Staff and CBF CMN Ex-officio Member)

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