Connection Pointe Christian Church

What We Do

We use a curriculum from the ReThink Group called Orange. Our strategy combines the two greatest influences in a child’s life: the love of the home (red) and the light of the church (yellow). These influences combined make orange (the color behind our strategy). We desire to incite wonder in the heart of your child about how great God is, while helping them to discover who God is, and what having a relationship with Him means.

We want to give you great resources to help - find them in Parent Connect. 

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Our goal is to help your child discover who God is and how much He loves them. Early childhood includes all children who are not yet in Kindergarten. We use a children’s curriculum by the ReThink Group called First Look for our Early Childhood program. 

Infants & Toddlers (Birth - Age 2)

Children begin discovering who God is through developmentally appropriate activities such as singing songs, parallel play, sensory learning and prayer.

Preschool (Ages 2 - Pre K)

We believe that children learn best when they are able to create relationships with their small group leaders and their peers. We foster these relationships through a combination of small group activities that encourage your little one to play, discover, create and explore who God is. Before your child leaves our ministry we want them to know these three basic truths:

  1. God made me.
  2. God loves me.
  3. Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

ELEMENTARY 

Kindergarten - Grade 5

During your child’s elementary years we want to provoke discovery in the heart of your child. We use a children’s curriculum by the ReThink Group called 252 Basics, which is built upon Luke 2:52 (NIV), “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” Before your child graduates to the Student Ministry, we want them to know these three basic truths:

  1. I need to make the wise choice.
  2. I can trust God no matter what.
  3. I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

STAFF

  • Dave Wohlenhaus, Children

    Dave Wohlenhaus

    Children's Ministry Team Leader

    Organized. Avid disc golfer. Tuba player. Has 7 siblings. Loves Dr. Pepper. Father of 3 daughters. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 315
  • Wendy Wittl, Early Childhood Director

    Wendy Wittl

    Early Childhood Director

    Invested. Innovative. Passionate about families. Avid pinner on Pinterest. Mom. Chorizo-Maker. Loves to entertain. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 314
  • Jacqui Uhler, Early Childhood Small Groups Director

    Jacqui Uhler

    Early Childhood Small Groups Director

    Bubbly. Attentive. Passionate about showing infants the wonder of God’s love. Baker. Gardener. 10-year 4H member. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 250
  • Melissa Melendez, Children

    Melissa Melendez

    Children's Coordinator

    Quiet. Details, details, details. Mom of 2 boys. Diet soda is her thing. Has an architectural drafting degree. Former drummer. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 228
  • Emily Day, Elementary Small Groups Director

    Emily Day

    Elementary Small Groups Director

    Passionate. Bubbly. Sarcastic. Has served in children's ministry for 14 years. Kentucky native. Cincinnati University Homecoming Queen. 

    852.2255 ext. 236
  • Laura Gambrel, Early Childhood Small Groups Director

    Laura Gambrel

    Early Childhood Small Groups Director

    Outgoing. Blogger. Enthusiastic. Lefty. Has to have coffee, snuggles with her two kids and great books. 

    852.2255 ext. 234
  • Tyler Lemmel, Elementary Small Group Director

    Tyler Lemmel

    Elementary Small Group Director

     Design-lover. Loud. Creative. Team-player. Native Floridian. Identical Twin. Can't live without coffee, Sunshine and his wife, Julie.

    317.852.2255 ext. 318
  • Kennedy  Wallace, Children

    Kennedy Wallace

    Children's Ministry Specialist

    Fun loving. Energetic. People person. Child at heart. Loves adventuring and shopping. Cant live without tacos, coffee and HGTV.

  • Brenda Richardson, Academy Director

    Brenda Richardson

    Academy Director

    Loves kids and families. Silly. Relational. Helen Keller's 4th cousin. Used to be very shy. 

    317.852.8687 ext. 403
  • Amy Terhune, Academy Assistant Director

    Amy Terhune

    Academy Assistant Director

    Loyal. Reserved. Organized. Family oriented. Golfs in her spare time. Softball and football mom of 2 teenagers. Purdue University Grad.

    317.852.8687
  • Heather Frazier, Children

    Heather Frazier

    Children's First Impressions Coordinator

    Extrovert trapped in introvert body. Football crazed, chapstick addict who loves shopping. My husband thinks he is batman. Blessed with 2 awesome teenagers.

    317.852.2255 ext. 238