Mary Baker

Hello! I am blessed to be the Coordinator of Children & Youth programs. Working with children and youth has been a wonderful
part of my life since I became part of this church in 1979. My journey included teaching Sunday School, being youth group leader
and developing and implementing curriculum for children and youth programs.   


My work with children has been in integral part of my life. My experiences as a volunteer with Columbus Elementary school and later as a
teaching assistant, enriched my understanding and abilities for working with students. The opportunities I had to connect with various
community groups enhanced my understanding of the resources available to provide quality programs for children.  My experiences with
United Methodist Women on the local, conference and jurisdiction levels provided excellent learning opportunities and experiences on
multiple issues facing women, youth and children. UMW made possible the Columbus Club House School Aged Child Care program in 1989.

The years as Program Director and current involvement on the Board of Directors keep me involved and informed of opportunities to serve. 

The many connections and networking opportunities have helped me be part of the beautiful tapestry of our church in mission to children and youth.