Youth & Family

Kelly Benz

Director of Children, Youth, & Family Ministry

Kelly has been serving as the Director of Chil- dren, Youth, and Family ministry at Messiah since September of 2005. Kelly and her husband Bryan have 4 children: Lillian (10), twins Aaron (5), Brinley (5), and Avalynn (2). In her free time Kelly likes to spend time with her family, sew, and craft.

Laura Carruthers

Assistant Director of Children, Youth, & Family Ministry

Laura has been serving as the Assistant Director of Children, Youth, and Family ministry at Messiah since January of 2018. Laura and her husband Kyle have 3 children: Wayne (16), Elizabeth (10), and Maverick (7). In her free time Laura likes to spend time outdoors camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, and riding mules.

Sunday School Staff

Quinlan Kirk lives in Burlington with her grandparents and brother. Quinlan will be in 11th grade this year at Notre Dame. She enjoys playing basketball and the violin. Her favorite bible verse is Psalms 138:3. Quinlan will be teaching in the preschool / kindergarten class this year.

Lachlan Kirk lives in Burlington with his grandparents and sister. Lachlan will be in 9th grade this year at Notre Dame. Lachlan will be helping in the 1st-3rd grade class this year.

Christa Ruther lives in Burlington with her husband Jeremy, and two children: Ally and Gabby. Christa enjoys reading, knitting, and naked cats. Her favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11 Christa will be co-teaching 1st-3rd grade this year.

Marcia Taeger lives in West Burlington with her husband, Keith. Marcia will be teaching Chruch School music.

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