Kids (Infant-5th Grade)

Partnering with families to help their children become passionate, selfless followers of Christ.
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Who Are Colonial Kids?

Colonial Kids are children (infants through 5th grade) who are learning about God’s daily presence in their lives through age-appropriate environments to worship, pray and engage with the Bible in large and small group settings. They are learning to care about others and live generous lives by serving the poor, the church and the community.

We hope you and your family will visit us this Sunday. Join us for a time of child-targeted, relevant, safe, intentional, relational FUN!

When You Visit!

Look for the area designated for visitors. We will meet your family, check your child into our database system, and one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.

 

We will ask for the following personal information: family members’ names, children’s names and birthdates, address, phone number, and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your child.

When You Visit!

 

Look for the area designated for visitors. We will meet your family, check your child into our database system, and one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.

 

We will ask for the following personal information: family members’ names, children’s names and birth dates, address, phone number, and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your child.

Our Child Check-in System

 

When you arrive each Sunday you may check in your child at any available station. After finding your child’s name in the database, you and your child will be given matching identification tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion while you keep the matching tag. After the service, you will return to your child’s room and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.

 

In the event that we need to contact you during the service we will text you utilizing the mobile number that you selected upon check-in.

On the HomeFront

 

What happens in Colonial Kids, shouldn’t stay in Colonial Kids—be sure to ask your child about what they learned and other fun activities from the morning.  It’s our goal to partner with you in the spiritual growth of your children so we hope you will make use of the free “HomeFront” resources made possible through our TRU Curriculum.

On the HomeFront

What happens in Colonial Kids, shouldn’t stay in Colonial Kids—be sure to ask your child about what they learned and other fun activities from the morning.  It’s our goal to partner with you in the spiritual growth of your children so we hope you will make use of the free “HomeFront” resources made possible through our TRU Curriculum.

For Our Moms

 

Mom’s Room

Moms, we have a special room for you and your newborn. This quiet and private space is for women with newborn babies, 12 weeks and younger. In this space you can watch or listen to the service while taking care of the needs of your little one.

 

Mom Groups

Busy Moms need the spiritual nourishment and support of a small group community. Check out our Mornings for Moms groups or MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) as well as other groups and classes for women here.

Colonial Kids Activities & Registration

 

The fun continues beyond Sunday morning with many other activities for kids.

Make sure your information and medical release is up to date each school year.

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Our Fearless Leaders

For other Colonial Kids staff, please go to our staff page.

  • Glenn Menke
    Glenn Menke
    Director of Children's Ministries - Quivira
Glenn Menke
Director of Children's Ministries - Quivira

Glenn was born and raised in St. Charles, Missouri and graduated from St. Charles West High School, the same school that KC Wolf, Dan Meers, graduated from. Although Glenn did not climb as high in the ranks of the mascot world as Dan, he was, however, the school mascot for one football season in college.

Glenn and his wife Michele are both graduates of Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. Following graduation at SBU, Glenn attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas prior to accepting his first call to Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina and Woodland Baptist Church.

Glenn was called in to full time Christian service and then licensed to the ministry in 1986 by First Baptist Church, West Monroe, Louisiana. Glenn came to Colonial in 2002, just three Sundays prior to the opening of the Quivira Campus. He had served at First Presbyterian Church of Olathe for 9.5 years prior to that. He is passionate about loving, leading, encouraging and serving others in the name of Jesus.

Glenn enjoys playing tennis, antiquing, musical theater and going to the movies…and hanging out with kids of all ages, planting seeds of hope and sharing the love of Christ with them. He also enjoys singing choral music, as does his daughter Michaela, and being the President of the Olathe South Band Boosters where his son Grant plays the alto saxophone as well as the flute and clarinet.

Favorites: Steak and Mexican food. Ice cream–a tie between cherries, pecans & cream, German chocolate and burgundy cherry.

  • Kami Minor
    Kami Minor
    Director of Children's Ministries - Wornall
Kami Minor
Director of Children's Ministries - Wornall

Kami has always adored working with children and couldn’t wait to get started. So, at the ripe old age of nine, she held a summer school in her back yard for the children in her neighborhood. What else could she do? Her school district said she was too young! They did hire her later, though!

Kami taught elementary school before coming to Colonial and has a Master’s Degree in Education. She is also an ordained pastor and has a Master’s Degree in Divinity with an emphasis in Children’s Ministries. Prior to her Colonial position, Kami was the Children’s pastor at Fort Leavenworth Army base for eight years.

Kami’s husband Jay stumbled onto the posting for her position online while he was up late one night. Kami wasn’t even the one looking… but God was! The timing and opportunity were perfect, so Kami applied the very next day. Kami always said God would have to put her next opportunity “in her lap” … and he did!

Kami’s favorite character is Tigger. He bounces… and so does she. If you ask her, Kami will tell you TIGGER stands for: To Increase God’s Grace Everywhere Regardless. Which is pretty cool, since that’s Kami’s philosophy as she shares God’s lifechanging message with the children of Colonial and their families!