Susan Groseclose, an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, has a passion for working with children, families, and leaders to grow deeper in their faith. She is a published writer and editor for periodicals, books, and curriculum. Susan is currently serving as Pastor of Children and Worship at Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, TN and is a church revitalization consultant.
Rev. Gayle Quay has served as a full time ordained deacon. She has served churches in Western North Carolina and the South Carolina conferences since 1982. She holds a BA degree from Florida Southern College and a MA degree from Scarritt Graduate Center. She has served in all areas of Christian education and for the last fifteen years solely in the area of children's ministry. Her passion is for children to grow in their faith and become disciples of Christ.
Melanie C. Gordon serves as Director of Ministry with Children at Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church. She is responsible to The United Methodist congregations for providing nationwide training and resourcing, while providing research and networking opportunities for leaders and teachers engaged in ministry with children. Melanie holds degrees from Clemson University and Duke University. She wrote What Every Child Should Experience: A Guide for Teachers and Leaders in United Methodist Congregations, and blogs regularly at ministrywithchildren.com on issues that impact how children grow in faith.