Children's Ministry


Hello Church! My name is Shelly Penkoff and I am the new Children’s Ministries Director at Valley Bible. I am very excited to serve Valley Bible in this way and I am hopeful that we will again have many children attending Children’s Church and learning about Jesus!

My husband Ross and I have three children: McKensie age 21, Ben age 17, and Cameron age 15. I have enjoyed being a part of everything our kids have participated in over the years, which has included many children’s programs. It is the highlight of my life to raise my children and now that they are older, I am excited to be around all the younger kids again. I feel like these programs at our church are very valuable and I am thankful to be a part of them.

We will begin the Nursery on January 10th and the Children’s Church program starting on January 17th.  I am very pleased with the curriculum from Group Publishing. I am confident everyone will agree this curriculum is easy to teach and understand.

We are, of course, still in need of much help. Ideally, if we have enough teachers then all that would be required is volunteering only once a month. To accomplish this, I will need the following positions filled:
Nursery: 1 Fifth Sunday teacher and helper
Preschool (ages 3-5yrs old): 1 more teacher
Younger Class (K – 2 nd Grade): 2 more teachers
Older Class (3 rd – 5th Grade): 1 more teacher

If you are interested in getting to know some of the kids, please come to the brief teacher training on January 12th and we’ll see where you fit the best. Thank you for considering being a part of Children’s Ministries at Valley Bible.

Shelly Penkoff
Contact Information:
Home Phone 783-2666, Cell Phone 719-285-5787