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.

When You Visit!

Tell us you’re new so we can help! One of our Greeters will escort you to the Welcome Center where we will meet your family, check your child into our database system, and one of our volunteers will lead you and 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!

 

Tell us you’re new so we can help! One of our Greeters will escort you to the Welcome Center where we will meet your family, check your child into our database system, and one of our volunteers will lead you and 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.

Safety!

Your child’s safety is our first priority.  All Colonial Kids volunteers complete a ministry partner application, personal interview and pass a background check. We use a security tag system for child check-in and pick-up, and texting system for parents/guardians in case we need to reach you during the worship service.

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 formation of your children so we hope you will make use of the free “HomeFront” resources provided periodically.

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 formation of your children so we hope you will make use of the free “HomeFront” resources provided periodically.

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 infants. 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 groups HERE.

Colonial Kids Activities & Registration

 

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

Colonial Kids Medical & Likeness Authorization Form

Our Fearless Leaders

  • Glenn Menke
    Glenn Menke
    Director of Children's Ministry - Overland Park Campus
Glenn Menke
Director of Children's Ministry - Overland Park Campus

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 & Michele have two adult children, Michaela and Grant.

Glenn was called into 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 Overland Park 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.

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

  • Cailin Renwick
    Cailin Renwick
    Director of Children's Ministry - South KC Campus
Cailin Renwick
Director of Children's Ministry - South KC Campus

Cailin is excited to be a part of the Colonial church family where she spent her childhood learning about Jesus. She vividly remembers the Sunday School classes and VBS at Colonial that she attended as a child. Cailin is looking forward to working with families and enabling children to discover God’s love and God’s plan for them.

Cailin has been working in ministry since 2009. She has worked in a church setting and at a Christian Conference Center. Most of her ministry experience was gained from working at Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center in Santa Cruz, CA. for 6 years, most recently as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. In this capacity she supervised 46 part-time and summer staffers who worked with children ranging in ages from birth through 6th grade. She also worked as an event planner and Program Assistant for her mother who was the Program Specialist for Women’s Conferences at Mount Hermon.

On the educational front, Cailin earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Liberty University in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Psychology. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling through Liberty University.

Cailin is the third of four children and she has three brothers. Her oldest brother, Ian, is an Associate Pastor in VA, her second brother, Drew, is a Deputy Sheriff in Santa Cruz, and her youngest brother, DJ, is part of the youth program at Colonial. Cailin’s family is very close,  and they know how to have fun together!

Cailin is looking forward to meeting everyone on staff and she can’t wait to get started!

  • Nancy Herrmann
    Nancy Herrmann
    Colonial Kids Assistant Director
Nancy Herrmann
Colonial Kids Assistant Director


Like many young children, Nancy grew up wanting to be an Astronaut and a Ballerina. Didn’t matter in which order. Well, she may not be a Space Explorer nor a Ballet dancer, but she is often reaching for the stars and pirouetting through the halls with the special events she plans for Colonial Kids.

Nancy is grateful to have been raised in a Christian home. Accepting Christ at an early age she discovered that God was her constant companion as her family moved often and across the country due to her dad’s job.  Finally landing in Kansas City, Nancy attended the University of Kansas with a degree in Human Resources. Rock Chalk! Her husband and two children also graduated from KU belonging to the Jayhawk flock. 

God placed many volunteer opportunities in Nancy’s path as she raised her family. As her children grew older she became more involved in Christian work. Prior to Colonial, she enjoyed working on staff in Children’s Ministry at a local church and as a representative for a Christian Publishing company. From teaching children and training Children’s Ministry volunteers Nancy has learned that she is the one that God is teaching. And she is still learning. 

Just like the Astronaut and Ballerina that balance many different roles and positions, Nancy has had the privilege of serving in various staff positions within the Children’s Ministry.  

As Special Events Coordinator, you can find Nancy flying high in Colonial Kids, trying to stay on pointe with fun and meaningful events to share Christ with children.  

Maybe she realized her Astronaut and Ballerina ambitions after all…..God style!

Besides serving God, Nancy’s favorite activities are running, and yes that’s for fun! traveling with her husband and loving that precious time with her family.