Janet Young

Executive Director of Church-wide & Children's Ministries

kidsministry@firstpresgj.org

 
I was born and raised in Garden City, Kansas.  As a child, I was raised in the Roman Catholic Church, receiving a foundation of faith that would never leave me.  As an adult, I walked away from church for several years.  It was only when I had children that I realized what I was missing.  I knew I wanted them to have the firm foundation that I had been given.  In January of 1997, I walked through the doors of First Presbyterian for the first time.  I was looking for a church that would love and nurture my children.  As I rediscovered my faith, I also found a calling.  In 2005, I became the Director of Children's and Family Ministry.  I love the time I spend with children, as they learn to love and follow Jesus.  I love the time I spend with their parents and families.  Learning and growing in faith together is always an amazing adventure!  My husband, John and I have been married for 31 years.  We have two grown children, Caitlin and Dylan.  John and I know the exhilaration and exhaustion of raising children.  We have found First Presbyterian Church to be a community that supports and encourages us and our family.  It is my hope that you, too, will find First Pres. a great place to worship, to help teach your children, and to find fellowship.