Dorene is passionate about kids and wants them to be seen, known, and loved. She’s one of 11 siblings, has 3 grown children and 7 grandkids.
In Northshore Kids Early Childhood, children will discover and explore who God is. In our baby room, volunteers pray weekly scripture over the babies and their families. In our toddler rooms, children learn about God through interactive stories, fun songs, and crafts and activities. For our pre-K kids, storytellers, worship songs, caring leadership, and intentional small-group activities help them learn more about God.
In Northshore Kids Elementary, children will learn to believe in God and what it means to be a Christ-follower. These important lessons are taught through a combination of video curriculum and live presentation, high-energy worship songs, and meaningful small-group discussion.
As you pull into our parking lot, our volunteers will direct you toward parking spots and guide you to the Northshore Kids check-in.
Have questions? We’re happy to answer them in person on the weekend or anytime by email, email@example.com.
All Northshore Kids volunteers pass background checks and we employ an off-duty police officer as well as our own security team to ensure your child’s safety. We use a security tag system for child check-in and pick-up, and a paging system for parents/guardians in case we need to reach you during the worship service.
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Gary is married to Heidi. They were both born and raised in South Africa. They have two adventurous and energetic children, Rebekah and Brendan. They love to travel and explore new places and experience food. Gary tends to rate restaurants by the dessert they serve.
I have always had a great love for children. I have enjoyed being a Nanny for several families, the lead teacher in the infant room on weekdays, as well as a certified postpartum doula. I have been married to my amazing husband, Kurtis since 1993 and we have one young adult son, Travis. Our family has called Northshore home since 1996. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, Zumba, camping, games, reading and coffee. I used to work for a major cruise line and cruising to the Caribbean is a favorite vacation.
I’m blessed to be able to serve as Northshore’s Executive Pastor of Operations. I hold degrees from Chapman University, California Baptist University, and Cal. State Fullerton. I’m passionate about ministry because I love seeing people’s lives change in Christ and develop a heart for reaching others with the Good News. I also value strategic use of kingdom resources, healthy team dynamics, and people using their giftings well in the body of Christ.
Nina grew up in Southern California and spent many years in the Bay Area, studying and teaching preschool and kindergarten. She is passionate about education, being a mama, and loving others well. She enjoys laughing and exploring new places with her husband, cooking and eating all the things, and snuggling with with her energetic puppy.
Teri and her husband have been married since 1979, lived in the Northwest since 1995 and have three children. She is an Air Force brat, loves to travel, draw, read, play games, spend time with family and friends and walk on the beach in the sand.