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Schweitzer Kid’s Ministry

The purpose of Kid’s Ministries at Schweitzer United Methodist Church is to provide an opportunity for each child to form a relationship with Jesus Christ. Allowing each child to learn, grow, and develop at their own pace as they begin their personal journey with Christ.

Our Team

Dawn Thompson

Director of Kids Ministries
Dawn moved from St Louis with her husband (Wayne and sons) to Springfield in 2000. Dawn has been involved as the “Tween Time” Ministry Coordinator and as the Director of Youth Ministries.Youth Ministries Coordinator Springfield MO
I would love to see the kids ministry at Schweitzer grow even more and to help parents become more involved in their kids spiritual development. My favorite saying is: You’re welcome just as you are. Your thoughts are welcome. Your doubts are welcome. We’re all in this together. God is here, ready to connect with you in a fresh way.

Kim Woodworth

Assistant Kids Ministry Director
kim woodworth kids ministry springfield moKim Woodworth has been on staff at Schweitzer since 2008 in various positions. Some are listed below:
Parent Pager Coordinator

Nursery Coordinator

Wednesday Night Kids Group Leader

Kids Connection Desk Coordinator

Something fun about me…Life is a Journey not a race and you are Never to old to learn and have a new adventure! This summer while on the Schweitzer Youth Mission trip I cliff jumped for the very first time ever!!!

Angela Smith

Assistant Kids Ministry Director
angela smithAngela Smith grew up attending Schweitzer UMC. She has been on staff since 2004 in various positions. Some are listed below:
Assistant Director for Youth Ministry
Kids Worship Leader
Puppet Ministry Coordinator
I have lived in Springfield my whole life and for the past 19 years I have been blessed to call Schweitzer my home. The relationships that I have formed here are priceless. I met my husband, best friends and mentors here. I am so excited to see our daughter Chloe beginning to form her own relationships here too. Our family loves the outdoors, playing games with friends and traveling when we get to get away a bit!