Director of Children & Families Ministries
Julia started her position as Director of Children and Families Ministries in August 2019. She has lived in West Michigan her whole life and grew up on fellowship and potlucks as a United Methodist pastor’s kid. Her family has been attending this church since her and her husband Jim moved to Kalamazoo in 2014 with her two young children, Carolyn and Penelope. Julia has been called to work with children and has been involved in many roles of leadership including being a mentor in after-school programs, nanny, preschool aide, Girl Scout leader, LEGO Robotics Coach, Godly Play leader, Vacation Bible School leader, and an assistant for emotionally impaired learners at Kalamazoo Public Schools. She is filled with joy to experience and share God’s love with all children and families at First UMC of Kalamazoo.