Crossroads KIDS Staff
I am the KIDS Elementary Coordinator. I truly love working with kids and helping them on their path to Jesus Christ. Helping our kids in their walk of faith has been a blessing. As the Elementary Coordinator, I put together the lesson plans for our students, organize activities for them to do with their leaders, am responsible for scheduling and managing our Elementary team, recruiting new team members, and, assisting KIDS team members and families during weekend services.
My Family: I have been married to my husband Eric for nine amazing years and we have an eight-year-old daughter named Ryleigh.
Family has always been a huge focus for me. I love spending time and just having fun with family and friends. Our family has always loved animals and being outdoors. I also love music, painting and photography. We live on a mini ranch and have, 2 miniature goats, 6 ducks, 6 cats, 2 dogs, 6 birds (1 Cockatiel, 1 Sun Conure, 1 Rose Breasted Cockatoo, 2 Eclectus and 1 Macaw.) When I am not out with our critters, I am usually hanging out with my family watching movies, sports, or painting. My daughter and I paint rocks and hide them all over Manteca with the hopes they will be found and brighten someone’s day.
Favorite KIDS Story: There are so many stories I could tell of amazing things that have happened in KIDS with our students! One of my favorite things is to see the kids engaged in the lessons and have fun learning about The Good News. It’s an amazing thing to see them learn about God, what God’s word says and then implement it into their everyday lives. Another amazing thing is to see the kids grow in their faith and relationships with their leaders, it’s so fantastic to see them get excited and share the Gospel with their friends and family. It makes my heart sing.
I am the Early Childhood Coordinator. I get to recruit, train and schedule each of our TAG Team members who serve in Nursery through Kindergarten aged classrooms. I also get to plan, organize, prep and help implement all our two year through Kindergarten age weekly lesson plans. I enjoy introducing children to Jesus by bringing the bible to life with fun lessons, crafts, worship music, interactive videos, and story time. On Sunday’s, I help guide new families, assist classroom leaders as needed, and tend to maintaining ” all systems GO” in KIDS during Sunday morning services.
My Family: I met my husband, Robert, in High school & have been married for 16 years. We have 5 adventurous boys, Lucky (18), Nico (14), David (13), Roman (10) and Mateo (8). One of our favorite things to do is spend time with our family & friends. We love to explore new places with our boys & meet new people along the way. Between our adventures and many sports activities, there is never a dull moment.
Favorite KIDS Story: There are so many to choose from but one of my absolute favorites is was when I was in the hallway during pick up and heard a 3 year old so excited to tell her parents what she had learned in class. She was so proud to tell them that Jesus loves us and wants to be our friend forever!
I am the Early childhood assistant. I work closely with Theresa Salcido in planning, organizing, prepping and helping to implement all our two year through Kindergarten age weekly lesson plans. I also serve as a leader in the two years classroom with my family. My passion is working with children and sharing God’s love through fun Bible lessons, music and crafts that get them excited about Jesus! It is great to be part of a team that shares this same passion.
My family: I have been married to my husband, Keith for 11 years. We have a son, Collin 9 years and a daughter, Lindsay 6 years. I am a soccer mom! I love watching my kids play soccer and my husband coach! Pilates and running are my favorite. And I love anything on HGTV !