educate & equip

Mission Statement

The Educate and Equip ministry at Kernstown United Methodist Church is dedicated to providing leadership and direction to the Christian education of church members of all age groups. Educate and Equip is responsible for identifying teachers and discussion leaders; organizing and coordinating Sunday School, Small Groups; and developing other educational opportunities throughout the church year. We will explore new approaches to promote and foster opportunities for members to grow in their faith through Christian education, provide Christian education opportunities within the community, and work collaboratively with other KUMC ministries to develop new opportunities for children and families. We will also look to create new opportunities such as Bible studies, Christian-based classes, and small group studies that will attract new members and visitors through non-traditional time offerings and virtual meeting opportunities. Our goal is to develop a sustainable program that educates and equips to further everyone’s growth and development as a Christian.

Meet the team!

Chair & Vice Chair

Ric Dunkle
Sandy Dunkle

Educate & Equip Team

Vicky Maphis
Steve Ayers
Richard Nenge
Cheryl Spurr
Susan Hill

Small Group Leader

Mary Kathryn Clark

Children's Ministry

Beth Heaton

Youth Ministry

Kelly Henshaw