Welcome to More Than Puppets

I have waited a long time to do this. So on the inaugural launch of this blog and podcast site let me go ahead and make a couple of confessions. One, I’m not the best blogger in the world. Two, I’m not the most interesting person in the world (I’ll leave that to the Dos Equis Man). Three, I’m not an expert in anything. But here’s something you should know about me…my wife Stephanie and I have given our lives to Children’s Ministry and our Church. I love working with kids and I love connecting with others who share that passion. I have worked in the local church as a volunteer, part time and full time. I have served in everything from a church plant to a mega church and everything in between. So what I can offer is years of experiences–some great, some not so great and lessons I have learned along the way.

My goal with this blog is simple. I want to encourage and equip those who are connected to Children’s Ministry. I also want to create a platform for others to share what’s on their heart. This way we all grow together.

If you work with kids, you know how much effort and energy it takes to do what we do. We recruit volunteers, train the volunteers, plan services, ask for more budget, research object lessons, represent kid min to the Sr. Pastor, buy the snacks, order the crafts,  ask for more budget, work with parents, plan events,  ask for more budget and at some point…we teach the kids. And that’s the short list! Yep, it’s more than puppets. It’s a complicated, fast paced and challenging calling, but we love it and we are privileged to be apart of it.

With that being said, welcome to More Than Puppets because Children’s Ministry is so much more!

Special thanks to Josh Griffin, Kurt Johnston, Sue Rosenthal and Susan Terry.


  1. Steve! Congrats on the new blog. Looking forward to all that is to come.

  2. Bobbi Wheeler says:

    Thanks for all your hard work to help provide all of us in ministry with your thoughts and finds. What an amazing and important job we have with today’s children. I look forward to this site and all we can learn and share together.

  3. Found your information at an Awana training, in the k magazine they gave us, gladto be connected!:-)

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