OUr director of family and children's ministry

Melissa Smith

It is our desire at Christ the Redeemer to welcome little children, as Jesus did, to come to Him and be blessed. Our goal is to support and equip parents in their role as the primary spiritual leaders of their families. We are eager to partner with families as they seek to nurture their child’s belief in God. 

As a 20+ yr veteran in the trenches of parenting and Children’s ministry, Melissa is passionate about equipping and encouraging parents as the spiritual leaders of their families. She has a love for God’s written Word and is excited to share how our deeply-rooted Anglican tradition brings richness and fullness to our faith as modern Christians.  "I pray that God will use my experience in prayer, missions and spiritual formation to nurture families of faith in the Great Tradition and the Greatest Story Ever. “


We are offering nursery!

Nursery care is provided in a safe, caring space for our youngest children (infant - 4yrs old) during our Worship Service on Sunday mornings by trained childcare workers.

All people who interact with children undergo screening and Ministry Safe training. We are excited to develop a Chapel time for the older nursery children incorporating music and Scripture using Worship & Wonder concepts during the Worship Service time.

Children age 0-4 may be dropped off at any point before or during the service; many families choose to pick up their children for the Eucharist.

Children are (always) welcome to worship with us in church.

Please take the time to complete a registration form for your child; this information allows us to get to know and care for your child well and communicate with you better.

To register your child for the Nursery, please fill out THIS form.

Sunday School begins @9:30am in the Fall

Worship and Wonder

Worship & Wonder has a Montessori approach that includes Bible storytelling and experiential reflection and response time.

There are three age groups:

Atrium I - 3-5 year olds

Atrium II - K - 2nd grade

Atrium III - 3-5th grade

Signs will direct your way to their respective rooms. Please take note that Atrium II will be accessed through the back nursery to minimize traffic congestion and disruptions. Getting to church a few minutes early to allow children to go to the restroom and get settled greatly helps them to transition into the atrium spaces. Registration Forms will be passed out for children; please take the time to fill out and return.