Children, Youth & Families

Welcome to Our Children, Youth & Families (CYF) Ministry.

CYF Costume Party

Families, you're invited to our CYF Costume Party on Saturday, October 29 from 2:00-3:30pm in the Labyrinth Room. Spooky games, snacks, and fun are guaranteed! There is no cost for this event to celebrate its return, but registration is required, and donations will happily be accepted for future CYF events.

Costume Party Registration

For more information, please email Brian Hampton.

CYF Registration

Registration for our 2022-2023 CYF childcare, classes, youth group, and choirs is registration is required. Register at the link below or email our Director of CYF, Brian Hampton.

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About CYF

At Marble’s CYF ministry, we teach children and youth about love, kindness, diversity, inclusiveness, community, and faith in action, among so much more. We inspire creativity, build long-lasting friendships, make a difference in our community/world, and have fun.

We teach children about a loving God, Jesus’ life and lessons, and the vibrant stories from an over 2,000 year-old “library of books” – The Bible.

We also find stories of faith in other places: theatre, music, art, movies, television, etc., and find inspiration to do good in the world – and treat others with love and acceptance along the way.

Marble’s CYF is a community that welcomes all and provides a safe space for children and youth to ask questions, feel heard and seen, and have plenty of fun!

We also bring the adults in our families together to create community and friendships. We see you – not just as parents and guardians – but as members of our church family.

Join us on Sundays and for special events throughout the year.

Registration is open and required.

All are welcome, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Sunday Schedule (registration is required for all)

CHILDCARE

Infant and Toddlers:
Location: Room 205A
Ages: (0-2 years old)
Time: Sundays during Worship (drop-off begins at 10:50am and pick-up is immediately after the service)

CLASSES

(NOTE: Please bring a NUT-FREE snack and water bottle for your child/children. Fridge is available if needed)

Pre-K through 1st Grade:
Location: Room 205B
Ages/Grades: 3 years old – 1st grade
Early drop-off: 9:45am
Lesson: 10:00am
Snack Break: 11:00am
Music time: 11:15am
Pick-up: Immediately after Worship

2nd - 4th Grades:
Location: Room 207
Early drop-off: 9:45am
Lesson: 10:00am
Snack Break: 11:00am
Children's Choir Rehearsal (Room 307): 11:15am
Pick-up: Immediately after Worship

5th - 6th Grades:
Location: Room 213
Early drop-off: 9:45am
Lesson: 10:00am
Snack Break: 11:00am
Children's Choir Rehearsal (Room 307): 11:15am
Pick-up: Immediately after Worship

Youth Choir/Youth Group (Grades 7-12)
Youth Choir: 10:00am (Location: Room 307)
(Youth Attend Worship at 11:00am)
Youth Group: Immediately after Worship until 1:00pm (Location: Room 116)

Meet Our CYF Staff!

Brian Hampton, Director of CYF
Brian is very excited to be returning to the role of Director of CYF. Previously, Brian has served in this position as well as the director of the 20’s and 30’s group, Youth Group leader, the producer of six seasons of the Marble new play festival “The Puzzle” and more. Other experiences include the Director of Operations at Treasure Trunk Theatre, working with the Marquee Events department at Universal Studios Hollywood, and as a creative writing teacher for both kids and adults. As a writer, he’s written original sketches and plays for numerous Marble Homecoming shows as well as the CYF Christmas plays, “The Christmas Angel Auditions,” “Shepherd High,” “All the World Celebrates Christmas,” and “As If It Were Yesterday.” He’s also the playwright of the teen plays “Gossip” and “USERNAME” as well as “The Jungle Fun Room” and others. He loves to cook, watch great movies, hiking, and swimming. Brian is looking forward to a fun, exciting, and inspiring year with the kids, youth, and families!

Fred Meads, Director of Children’s and Youth Choirs
Fred is excited to be back again this year leading our children’s and youth choirs. He originally worked at Marble Church from 2009-12 and then returned in 2018. Fred lives in Lawrenceville, NJ and serves as Director of the Princeton Boychoir and Associate Director of the Princeton Girlchoir. Throughout his music career, he has worked with children and youth in various teaching and church positions in NC, IN, NJ and NY. Fred enjoys teaching our talented singers each week as they learn to express their faith through song.

Olivia St. Peter, Lead Teaching Artist, Pre-K through 1st Grades
Olivia is so excited to be joining the team at Marble! Olivia graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in Musical Theatre in 2021 and moved to NYC shortly after where she began her acting and teaching artist journey. She has worked with Virginia Repertory Theatre and Treehouse Shakers, as well as a voice-over artist with NPR. Outside of theatre, Olivia can usually be found listening to Taylor Swift, buying too many plants, or watching Gilmore Girls!

Oanfa Quan, Lead Teacher 2nd - 4th Grades
“Miss Oanfa” is returning for the 2022-2023 Church School year! Her family has been a part of Marble since the ministry of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. However, the spiritual education of children has been where Miss Oanfa has answered the call to serve. She graduated from Pace University-NYC with a double Major in Political Science/Communications and a Business Minor. Her studies continued with a degree in Medical Massage Therapy from the Swedish Institute (NYC), but she is most proud of a recently completed 2-year program in Theological and Biblical Studies. Using this, as well as the artistic creations she is known for, Miss Oanfa looks forward to continuing learning, creating and growing in God’s love with her students!

Chris Vega, Lead Teacher, 5th and 6th Grades
Chris is looking forward to returning for another year with the CYF team. A native New Yorker originally from the Bronx, he has been a Marble member for thirteen years. Chris is a chemical engineer by background with an MBA in finance and a Masters of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary. He has been part of the CYF team for several years including chaperoning the youth mission trip to St. Thomas in 2020. During the week he manages the distribution and supply chain operations of a sugar refinery in Yonkers. Chris uses the graphic novel and comic book medium to teach his students biblical stories and Christian tradition. In his spare time he enjoys reading speculative fiction, weight lifting and boxing.

Kenya Powell, Teaching Artist / Child Care Provider
Kenya is very
excited to be returning to Marble’s CYF and to be with her extended church family after such a long time apart due to the pandemic. Kenya’s love for kids is so great that not only is she around them for her full-time job (with the NYC public school system) but she loves Sundays at Marble with the CYF as well. In her spare time, Kenya loves reading, shopping, and hanging out with her two kids as much as possible. We are thrilled to have Kenya back in the CYF this year!

Kevin Loreque, Teaching Artist, 5th and 6th Grades
Kevin has been in the performing arts since he was four years old and knows how it can help shape young people’s lives in positive ways. He has been in over 100 different theatre productions, from Broadway tours to regional theaters, has coached and helped actors and young artists for years, and lately has been doing more television and film. Kevin is grateful to be back at Marble Collegiate Church, thanks to Brian Hampton, where he’s had the pleasure of performing in a few different plays. And now he’s thrilled to be working with and teaching a new generation of young artists.

Siobhan Stevenson, Teaching Artist, Pre-K through 1st Grades
Siobhan is very excited to join Marble’s CYF for her first year! A Bay Area native, she graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and has been in New York ever since. Since graduating, she has split her time between a career in hospitality and acting and directing with Bizarre Noir Theatre Company (her New York theatre family with whom she’s been delighted to work for the last 10 years). Outside of teaching, theatre, and work, you can most often find her at the beach as often as the weather permits and hanging out with her pit-lab mix who doesn’t know he’s too big to be a lap dog, Buddy.

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Questions & Information

For more information, contact Brian Hampton, Director of CYF Ministry.