Family Ministry



Pastor of Family Life   |   Debbie Coutts   |

At the Cathedral of the Rockies, we love kids and recognize that children and teens capture the heart of God. Our Family Ministry areas exists to partner with families as we learn, grow, and live a life of loving Jesus and others. Our greatest desire is that through this partnership, kids will recognize their unique place and mission in God’s Big Story.

August Update on our Licensed Childcare Program:

Due to the challenges of keeping our children, families, and staff safe during this time, the Directors along with the Church Leadership have made the following decisions regarding our Childcare programs. Please see the WESLEYAN/ KASP/ PDO below for more information.





Pastor of Family Life | Debbie Coutts |

Director of Children’s Ministry | Hillary Hahn |


Nursery: (​0-3 years), available at all services

10am Service: Preschool (3­-5 Years) • Room 4 (Basement)
Our preschoolers experience the comfort and love of Jesus through hands-on activities and stories written for their age group. At this age, they hear and begin to comprehend “Jesus loves me.”

10am Service: Elementary (Kinder-3rd Grade) • Activity Room (Basement)
Our elementary aged children begin Sunday mornings in the Activity Center with Children's Church where we simulated "big church" so that when your kiddos are with you in "big church", they have a sense and comfort in attending.  Following our worship time, kids break out into age/stage appropriate small groups where the weeks lesson is continued through art, cooking, games, science, and theater. We love to explore ways in which God's great big story informs us and believe we all gain in our learning when the senses are activated.

10am Service: Route 66 (4th Grade) • Basement

In Route 66, kids  take an exciting journey through the 66 books of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation learning about important Bible Characters, history, and Memory Verses along the way.  Our goal is to equip kids with knowledge of how to use their Bible as a tool to navigate this crazy thing called life.

10am Service: Underground (Grades 5 & 6) • The Underground (Basement)
The Underground is the perfect place for 5th and 6th graders as they begin their transition from elementary school to junior high. The Underground focuses on real-life application of the Bible, where “tweens” grow in their personal faith journey.

11 & 11:30am Services • Ages 3 ­ Grade 6 • Activity Room (Basement)
During these two services we offer a one-room schoolhouse model where all children, aged 5 years-6th grade come together for a time of wonder and discovery as we learn of God's great big story. Included in this time is fellowship, Children's Church, and fun activites which enhance the mornings lesson through art, cooking, science, games, and thearter as we gain in our learning by activating our senses.

Click here to learn about Children’s Music opportunities



Youth Director | Erik Quissell |

Youth Director | Tracy Quissell |

Sunday Youth (Grades 7­-12) • 10­-11am • M2-5

Sunday Youth is a great place to dig deeper into scripture, fellowship with friends through small group discussion, and learn how to be disciples for Christ in our schools and communities. Come, and be filled.

* Sunday Youth is not held during the summer. Check out R.A.D. for your summer youth gathering!

R.A.D. (Grades 7­-12) • Tuesdays, 9-10am  • The District Coffee House (219 N. 10th St.)

R.A.D. is what we do all summer long, to keep ourselves in the Word of God and continue great fellowship with each other! And so, we take a break from Sunday Youth, for something a little more chill & relaxed! Join us on Tuesday mornings this summer at the District, as we hang out and discuss how we can apply God's word to our modern lives!

Youth Group (Grades 7­-12) • 6:30­-8pm • M2-5

Take a break in the middle of the week to hang out with friends, eat, play games, worship, and grow in your faith!

Upcoming Events 2019-20

Click here to see calendar of weekly activities, special events, and changes/cancellations.


At the Cathedral we believe in “reactivating the family.”  A phrase that means we believe families have the greatest influence on their kids. As such, we want to partner with and equip you as you lead your children and teens in Spiritual matters...while socializing and having a really great time!


We celebrate this partnership quarterly at Family Orange Worship.  Imagine our potential when the heart of the home (Red) and the light of Christ (yellow) come together with one voice. (Red + yellow = Orange).  Join us on May 19, September 8, and December 1, 2019 at 10am in Fellowship Hall.


Follow Cathedral Families and SaltandLight208 on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on Family Life Happenings.



The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Click here for more information, or contact Eric Lund

Crew 100 Venturing •​ Mondays • 7:30­-8:30pm • Fellowship Hall

Venturing is open to both boys and girls who have at least completed the eighth grade and are interested in high adventure, fellowship and fun.

Troop 100 Boy Scouts •​ Mondays • 7:30­-8:30pm • Fellowship Hall

Boy Scouts, one of the traditional membership divisions of the BSA, is available to boys between 11 and 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness. Scouts go camping every month and often go backpacking, canoeing and other exciting adventures. Boy Scouts is open to boys of all faiths.

Pack 100 Cub Scouts •​​ Every 1st Thursday • ​6​:30–8pm • ​F​ellowship Hall

Cub Scouts are open to boys from kindergarten through fifth grade. The boys learn skills, go on field trips, fundraising for the Pack, Scouting for food, skits, cake auctions and build and race pinewood derby cars.


Wesleyan Preschool

Wesleyan Preschool is a nationally accredited preschool program that offers a rich curriculum based on a sound knowledge of child development and guided by the Developmentally Appropriate Practice set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

  • We emphasize helping children express their feelings and needs in acceptable and appropriate ways.
  • We strive to teach children the necessary skills for developing relationships.
  • We validate the children’s feelings and needs with love, joy, and lots of hugs

Our Wesleyan Preschool will not meet in our building during the fall semester, however, our teachers will be offering online opportunities and if you are interested please contact

KASP - Kids Are Special People

Kids Are Special People is a licensed and nationally accredited early learning program of the First United Methodist Church. KASP was created to provide a safe, nurturing, Christian atmosphere in which children learn, discover, explorer, and grow.

Our guiding principle is our name – Kids Are Special People!

 Currently our Kid Are Special People program is closed through August, however, a decision will be made in early September regarding re-opening later in the month, please contact for more information.

Our Goals

  1. A safe, loving atmosphere for our children.
  2. An environment that promotes a positive self-image.
  3. Create a place to practice self-help skills and problem solving.
  4. Promote the development of the whole child: cognitive, physical, social, spiritual, and emotional.

PDO - Parents Day Out


This program is closed indefinitely and if you are looking for resources or other programs that might be open please contact Heather Sarria -

Parents Day Out (PDO) is a licensed child care ministry of the Cathedral of the Rockies. PDO was created to serve parents needing part time chid care, enabling them to pursue church activities and outside interests or simply to enjoy time for themselves. Your child will be cared for in a caring Christian environment by licensed child care providers. They will be enriched with music, art, and exercise. PDO runs daily Monday through Friday from 9am-1pm. Choose a set schedule or drop in option.