Oakwood's childcare ministry

Our dedicated Childcare volunteers care for the babies and toddlers, as well as teach the three and four-year-olds about God and Jesus. Oakwood’s Nursery and Toddler Rooms are equipped with age appropriate toys, supplies and materials so that the children will feel loved and comfortable. The Child Care Ministry allows the parents of these children to worship God without distraction, knowing their children are being cared for and taught in a loving and safe environment.

childcare ministry leader

  • Nancy Starr

    Nancy and her husband Gary have been married for 28 years and live in Dryden, Michigan. They have been attending Oakwood since May of 2015 and previously were at a church for nearly 40 years, where they served in children's ministry for several years. Nancy has served as a Cubbie and Sparks leader in Awana and also taught Jr Church for 1st through 3rd grade. For three summers her oldest daughter, Jessica, directed Vacation Bible School - it was a family all hands on deck adventure! Nancy and Gary have 4 adult children, Jessica (Jeremiah) Brown; Thomas Starr; Nicholas (Sasha) Starr; Myranda (Phil) Abbey; and a precious grand baby, Quentin Abbey. Their faith in God's sovereignty and assurance of eternal life gave them comfort when they lost their second grand baby, Cole Abbey.