Childrens Ministry

Small Beginnings: Cross Sound Nursery (new to two year olds)
Children in this age group can be dropped off upstairs classroom #234 prior to the 10am service. Our mission statement is “Nurturing seeds of hope and faith in the smallest in our Cross Sound family.” A very talented and committed group cares for your children each week with play time, singing, games and stories.
For more information contact Marit Krueger,

Cross Sound Little Kidz (Three to Five year olds)
This age group can be dropped off upstairs in classroom #232 prior to the 10am service.    An extraordinary team of volunteers leads our three to five year olds.  For more information contact Deby Berkimer,

Cross Sound Kidz (Kindergarten through sixth grade)
We invite our K – 6 graders to remain in the main service with us to enjoy family praise & worship, confession of sins, and general announcements and then are dismissed, as a whole group to their individual classrooms. At the end of the service, they are ushered back into the main service to reunite with their family.
Contact Jennifer Cordell at for ways to be involved with Cross Sound Church Children’s Ministry

K – 6th grade teachers and classrooms

Kindergarten – Room #231
Teachers: Sharon Hellriegel, Jeanne Bastiani and Jennifer Wicklund.

First and Second Grade – Room  #229
Teachers: Beth Johnston, Ruth Caron and Heidi Happonen.

Third and Fourth Grades – Room #226
Teachers: Carol Raney and Jenny Kilby

Fifth and Sixth Grades – Room #222
Teachers: Carrie Sellers and Cheryl Keech.


Junior High
Meet in BHS LIbrary.  Teachers: Lisa Bernardin, Bruce Johnston and Deanna Lyons.

Senior High
Meet in BHS Library.  Teachers: Bruce Berkimer, Sarah Baird, Josh and Jamie Brouwer.

Youth Group – Wednesday eveings, 5:30pm to 9:00pm.
7th and 8th graders meet from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Dinner for all: 7:00pm to 7:30pm. High school meets from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.
Location: Josh Brouwer’s house at 8874 Battle Point Drive, NE Bainbridge Island, Wa 98110. For more information on youth programs, contact Josh at 206.802.8895 or

Please note: For information about Nursery-4th grade youth, contact Marit Krueger,