We live as disciples of King Jesus to make the magnificent truth, beauty, and goodness of Jesus and His Gospel known to our children from Nursery-age through 5th grade so that God would be glorified in Chattanooga and to the ends of the earth and so that lives would be transformed by His great power.

The Children’s Ministry is located in the Children’s Wing with the oldest Nursery children and Preschool together in one hallway, and the Elementary on two floors above the main Nursery. Signs mark the various places in Nursery and Children’s Ministry.

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Interested in serving in the kids' ministry?

Whether it's volunteering in the Nursery, with the Pre-K-Kindergarten classes, or with the Primary and Junior Ministry, there is a place for you to serve!

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Meet the 1st Pres Kids Ministry Team

Misha Sisco -  Children's Director
Misha has been serving in children's ministry for over 20 years and is thrilled to be a part of the Kingdom work of what the  Lord is doing among His littlest sheep! Originally from Denver, Colorado, she received a Bible degree from the Torchbearers' Bible College in Estes Park, followed by a B.A. in International Studies and German from the University of Denver and then a M.A. in Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Misha is married to Abel and together they have 3 sons. For fun, Misha enjoys long walks, reading, cooking, and snuggling with her boys.

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Susan Becquet -  Nursery Co-coordinator
Susan is one of 2 Nursery Coordinators at 1st Pres. She serves our youngest children in the church by coordinating nursery staff and volunteers as well as other regular tasks in the nursery. She loves getting to know the nursery families and watching them grow! Susan attended 1st Pres in her youth and is thrilled to be working here now. She has lived with her family in two different countries, Canada and France, in addition to the U.S. and moved back to Chattanooga in 2012. Susan is married and has one grown daughter.

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TRacey Skillman - Nursery Co-Coordinator
Tracey Skillman is one of the Nursery Co-Coordinators at 1st Pres, with a specialty in Christian Education. She moved to Tennessee in 1993 for her husband Jeff to pursue his Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology. They had the privilege of homeschooling their four daughters for 26 years, their last one graduated high school in 2020. Tracey's passion is teaching children the Gospel of Jesus Christ from the earliest of ages. She is humbled to be part of the team at 1st Presbyterian Church and to partner with parents in their spiritual development of their children. She cannot wait to build relationships with each of the families.