CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Parents, check-in your children for Sunday School and Nursery at the registration table before the 10:45am service. The children start out in worship with you, then dismissed to their classrooms after the children’s message.  You will pick up their children at their classrooms following the service.
 
The curriculum materials used in our Sunday School are following Group’s Hand’s on Bible Curriculum. 

Our classes include: 

  •      Infants and Toddlers 
  •      PreK – Kindergarten                                 
  •      First Grade – Second Grade                            
  •      Third Grade – Fourth Grade
REGISTER FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL HERE!
 

imagesCAUYDGWC The children participate in a variety of programs and activities throughout the year. These include Palm Sunday portrayals and a special Christmas play. Additionally the children enjoy special Easter activities and the Annual Fall Church Picnic. Promotion Day, held in June, is the time for celebrating the achievements of the year as well as classroom promotions and presentation of awards for outstanding attendance. For more information, contact the Sunday School Director Rhonda Sutherlin at rhonda@redeemerbythesea.org.

View our Summer Noah’s Ark Project HERE!
OUR TEACHERS
JANICE BITNER – TODDLERS & 2’S
Janice has been working with children since moving here from Brazil in 2004. She has been part of the Redeemer Sunday School Staff in the Nursery where she cares for the children during both church services and also teaches Toddlers & 2’s. In addition, she is a Preschool Teacher at Redeemer Kindergarten & Preschool. She is married and has 1 daughter.
GRETCHEN BOLTON – PRE-K / K
Gretchen teaches the Pre-K/K Sunday School class. She is married to Blake and has two wonderful daughters, Reese and Audrey. Prior to staying home with her children, she taught Kindergarten and First Grade in the Bonsall Union School District. They have been members at Redeemer by the Sea since 2013 and truly enjoys teaching in the Pre-K/Kindergarten Sunday School class. “I’ve always loved teaching little ones, as they are so eager to learn and always make me laugh and smile”.
SARAH AND ANDREW TOCHTERMAN – PRE-K / K & GRADES 3 & 4
Andrew & Sarah started attending RBTS in early 2013, after moving to Carlsbad from New York City. They were married in 2005 and have 3 children, Dylan (9), Jacqueline (6) and Luke (4). Sarah grew up in San Juan Capistrano, CA and attended college in Santa Barbara. Andrew grew up in Kokomo, Indiana and attended college in Terre Haute, Indiana. Andrew and Sarah joined the Sunday School teaching staff this Fall; Andrew teaches Grades 3 & 4 and Sarah teachers Prek/K.
  
BONNIE SHANAHAN – GRADES 1 & 2
Bonnie has been a member of Redeemer by the Sea Lutheran Church for 25 years and has taught Sunday School for 20 years; she currently teaches Grades 1 & 2. In addition, Bonnie has been a Preschool Teacher at Redeemer Kindergarten and Preschool for the past 13 years. She is married and has 2 sons and 1 granddaughter.
CLARE DONOVAN – GRADES 1 & 2
Clare has taught the Prek/K Sunday School Class for the past 5 years and just this year moved up to Grade 1 & 2. In addition, she ran Date Night for the past several years. Clare is married to Declan and has 3 daughters.
SUZAN COLGAN – GRADES 3 & 4
Suzan has been a part of the Redeemer Sunday School for the past several years. She started out as the Large Group Leader and then moved in to teaching Grades 3 & 4. Suzan is married and has a daughter, Gabriella. She led the MOPS Program and Fellowship Program at Redeemer for the past 2 years.
TANYA FINNERTY – EVENT COORDINATOR
Tanya has been a part of the Redeemer Sunday School Teachers for the past several years in Grades 1 & 2. She now assists the Sunday School Director with check-in registration, and event coordination.