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 Team Leader

    Organized. Avid disc golfer. Tuba player. Father of 3 daughters. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 315
  • Wendy Wittl, Director of Parent Partnerships

    Wendy Wittl

    Director of Parent Partnerships

    Invested. Innovative. Mom. Passionate about families. Pinterest Enthusiast. Chorizo-Maker. Loves to entertain.

    317.852.2221 ext. 314
  • Melissa Melendez, Children

    Melissa Melendez

    Children's Coordinator

    Quiet. Mom of boys. Appreciates the small things. Former drummer.

    317.852.2255 ext. 228
  • Tyler Lemmel, Children’s Programming Director

    Tyler Lemmel

    Children’s Programming Director

    Loud. Creative. Team player. Native Floridian. Husband. Coffee lover.

    317.852.2255 ext. 318
  • Kennedy  Krauss, Elementary (K-5) Small Group Director

    Kennedy Krauss

    Elementary (K-5) Small Group Director

    Fun loving. Energetic. People person. Loves adventuring, shopping, tacos, coffee and HGTV.

    317.852.2255 ext. 345
  • Brenda Richardson, Academy Director

    Brenda Richardson

    Academy Director

    Loves kids and families. Silly. Relational. Helen Keller's 4th cousin.

    317.852.8687 ext. 403
  • Amy Terhune, Academy Assistant Director

    Amy Terhune

    Academy Assistant Director

    Loyal. Reserved. Organized. Family oriented. Golf-enthusiast. Mother of two. Purdue University Grad.

    317.852.8687 ext. 402
  • Heather Frazier, Children’s Curriculum Director

    Heather Frazier

    Children’s Curriculum Director

    Extroverted-introvert. Mother of two. Football crazed. Chapstick addict.

    317.852.2255 ext. 243
  • Shirlene Skaggs

    Shirlene Skaggs

    Joyful spirit. Wife and mom of 4. Loves avocados and big mugs.

    3178522255 x 257
  • Neil Hinders, Greater Things Next Gen Pastor

    Neil Hinders

    Greater Things Next Gen Pastor

    Husband, Father, Adventurer, Visionary, Developer, Encourager

    317.852.2255 ext. 312
  • Leslie Galema, Early Childhood Small group Director

    Leslie Galema

    Early Childhood Small group Director

    Creative. Dreamer. Homebody. Couldn't survive without Jesus, coffee, or Target.

    317.852.2255 ext. 236