Amy Mitcham and her family joined Christ Church in 2007 and soon found herself working here in our office and soon after our children’s ministry program. Previous work experience includes preschool teaching, grant writing and working 11 years at a nonprofit working with victims of abuse. She and her husband Chris have two children: Becca and John. She has a passion for children, family ministry and teaching, and feels blessed to be called to serve God here at Christ Church. Her favorite verse is “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.” John 15:5,8 NKJV
Charlie Cole has been working in the Children’s Ministry as Nursery Coordinator since July 2017. Prior to becoming a staff member at Christ Church United Methodist, Charlie has a compassionate heart for children and has enjoyed the personal rewards of working and teaching young children as they grow and develop in a childcare, preschool or church environment for the past 19 years. Along with her husband, she has 2 adult children, a beautiful daughter-in-law and a 2 year old granddaughter who is her greatest and most treasured gift from God, who lovingly calls her “Nana”.
Charlie’s compassion for a safe and nurturing atmosphere for children and their spiritual growth continues. When asked what she loved about working at Christ Church, her response, “I KNOW that I am here not by chance, but by God’s choosing. HE has allowed me to be here, growing in HIS grace at this particular time, to fulfill HIS special purpose. Working in the Nursery where children first hear about the love of Jesus and showing them they are wonderfully made and as they transition out of the Nursery, preparing them to become all they were created to be, is what I love about working at Christ Church. I am grateful and blessed to be a part of the Children’s Ministry family.”
Chris Haats was a long time volunteer before accepting the position as Assistant Director. Chris and her family joined CC-UM in 2001 with her family after moving to Texas from Illinois. Chris and her family have been involved in all areas Christ Church. Chris and her husband, Rich, have 3 children Rebecka (Peter), Sara, and Eric that have grown up in Children's Ministry and Student Ministry. She has been instrumental in our summer programs and VBS. Chris has a passion for children, after graduating college she stayed home to raise and homeschool her children. Chris enjoys tutoring math, boating and reading when not working. Chris' favorite bible verse is "I can do all things through Christ who stregthens me." Phil 4:13 (NKJV)