National Leadership Team
Melissa J. MacDonald
Children's Disciplemaking Specialist
Passionate about children’s ministries Melissa J. MacDonald is a published author, in demand speaker, and a children’s ministry innovator. As the national Children’s Disciplemaking Ministries Consultant for the C&MA Melissa spends her time training, coaching, speaking, equipping, and consulting with churches and districts both in the US and abroad. Melissa loves everything about children’s ministry except for stale cheerios and cranky volunteers. Visit Melissa's blog. If you would like to request Melissa for an event please click here. Request Form.
Leo Ayala lleva sirviendo a tiempo completo como director del ministerio de niños durante los pasados 12 años en la iglesia Alianza Cristiana y Misionera La Cumbre en San Juan Puerto Rico. Lleva casado con su esposa Esther Jorge durante 13 años. Juntos disfrutan la aventura de educar y formar a dos hijos varones, Jair de 10 años e Isak de 8 años. Su mayor pasión es levantar una próxima generación de hombres y mujeres que sean discípulos de Jesús, pero sabiendo que hoy, esos hombres y mujeres todavía son niños. Leo cree firmemente que para lograr esto necesitamos que la familia tome su lugar dentro del plan de Dios para sus hijos y que la iglesia establezca un plan y una estrategia.
Leo Ayala has been serving as the full-time children's director at C&MA La Cumbre in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the past 12 years. He's been married for 13 years with his wife Esther. Together, they enjoy the adventure of educate, raise and disciple two active boys, Jair (10 years old) and Isak (8 years old). His biggest passion is raise a new generation of disciple. Men and women followers of Jesus but knowing that those men and women today are still kids. Leo firmly believed that in order to do this we need to invest in the family so they can understand their place in God's plan for their kids and also help the church everywhere to develop a plan and a strategy to make this happen. If you would like to request Leo for an event please click here. Request Form.
Jamie Sulle counts it a high honor to be a part of what God is doing in the lives of kids. She’s been a wife since 1997, a mom since 2001 and a lover of ministering to children and families since 2003. Jamie currently serves at Edgewater Alliance Church in Edgewater, FL as the Children’s Ministry Director. She believes helping kids know Jesus and their place in God’s big plan is a BIG deal.
Abby Segura is currently the Children’s Ministry Director at Perrysburg Alliance Church in Perrysburg, Ohio. She grew up in an Alliance church and has served in Alliance churches since 2007. She’s passionate about kids knowing who Jesus is and helping parents share Biblical truths with their children. She is really good at Pac-Man, wife of a handsome man, and a multi-tasking mom of three. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trevor Davis serves as the Kid Min and Family Pastor at Paradise Alliance church. He has been at Paradise for 14 years and loves living in the beautiful sierras of Northern California. He has worked with children and teens for 27 years. He loves seeing kids own their faith and see their purpose in Christ. He has been married for 24 years and serves with his wife Heathir and has two sons Brayden(17) and Gavin(11). He loves to coach basketball and says its Jesus favorite sport. You often will find him in his spare time in a Disney park, on a beach in Hawaii or playing disc golf. He loves serving the community he is in and is actively involved in the schools and youth organizations there.
Chin Yun Chang
Chin-Yun Chang has been a Children Ministry director at Detroit Chinese Alliance church for 10 years, but she has been serving in children Ministry for 30 years and never gets tired of it! She counts it as the best blessing from God whenever a child comes to the Lord, or a parent helps guide their child closer to God. Since many young parents from her church are 1st Generation believers, she sees the importance of equipping coworkers and supporting parents. Encouraging parents to raise kids with God’s truth is a very important part for Children Ministry.
Jess Bolet is the Executive Pastor at Crosspoint Church, but her first love in ministry will always be Children's Ministry. Having lead Children's for over 10 years, she enjoys seeing children grow as they discover and follow Jesus. She also has a great passion for developing leaders of all ages and watching them come to life in their giftedness through Christ. She is passionate about serving the leaders of the South Pacific District through her role as Regional Connector and has been blessed with the opportunity to coach leaders nationwide through the CDLC. Jess has been married for 14 years and is the momma to one baby girl.
Administrative Assistant for Children's Disciplemaking
Erin Garrido started working for The C&MA National Office as Melissa's administrative assistant in October 2015. She comes from a background in holistic community development and ministry. She has served in both West and East Africa. She is currently in the process of becoming an international worker with The C&MA. She loves children and has a passion to see people pursue Jesus. She is excited to be part of Children's Disciplemaking.
Regional #KidMin Leadership
Western Great Lakes
Chin Yun Chang
Great Lakes District
Central Pacific District
Spanish Eastern District
Shawn & Nancy Norton
Great Lakes District