About

Long gone are the days of cookie cutter ministry. We need to innovate and adjust. It’s only when we grate against each others’ ideas that we can help children and families discover God’s story and how they can find their place in that story. Come join the conversation as we try to figure out what this children’s ministry thing is all about.

Henry has over 20 years’ experience in children’s ministry in the United States and Canada. He is obsessed with helping churches develop a missional paradigm for children’s ministry. One of his avenues for this is Kidmin and Culture, a blog which facilitates conversations about the mutual influence of children’s ministry and culture. Henry is also one of the co-founders and co-conspirators of What Matters Now in Children’s Ministry. WMNCM exists to spark conversations that help move children’s ministry forward and provide a platform for collaborative development of kidmin resources.

After growing up in California, Henry and his wife Erin left the Golden State in 1998, vowing never to return. However, in 2010, Henry, Erin, and their four children returned to the San Francisco East Bay where Henry is the Elementary Production Director for Children’s Ministry at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. He is also a grad student at San Jose State working on his M.A. in Sociology. Most recently, he’s become an Alton Brown convert and regularly serves up culinary experiments to his family.

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  3. […] Why: Henry has over 15 years’ experience in children’s ministry as a volunteer and a full time Children’s Pastor in the USA and Canada. Henry authors Elemental Children’s Ministry and Elemental Parenting. In addition to blogging, Henry is available for coaching (professional, personal, ministry, parenting) and consulting in the area of children’s ministry. Henry has served in children’s ministry leadership roles in multiple denominations and has lead children’s ministry workshops and breakouts at various conferences. Having lived in warmer climates like California and more frigid ones like Thunder Bay, Ontario, Henry has taken his love of watersports to new levels from swimming and wakeboarding to sitting in a sauna followed by rolling in the snow. If you would like to contact Henry about speaking, coaching or consulting, click here. […]

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