Family Ministries

At UPC, our Family Ministries department strives to create space, opportunities, and teaching that invites our children and the people who love them to a life-long faith in Jesus Christ. This is done through the integration of age-appropriate formation, community, and mission experiences. 

Ministry to our children and youth is effective because of the many volunteers who commit to communications the love of Jesus in a variety of ways. We are grateful for them and invite you to become a part of the team. For more information on how you can volunteer contact Makalee.

There are a number of ways that we support parents through the stages of their children’s development.  For more information on what opportunities are available visit our parents page

For information on a specific age group please select the appropriate button:


Middle School

High School

Below you will find Family Ministries events which we invite you to check out.  If you have any questions about our ministry, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our ministry staff listed below.


Upcoming Events

Sandwich Sundays

Sundays, August 4 (cancelled) & September 1, after the 10:30am service, Larson 270C 

Experience missions and join us for fun, laughter, and connection! Make brown bag lunches for Street Youth Ministries and our neighbors every first Sunday of the month. Made possible by generous support from the Deacon Fund. Small groups, parents, and servants of all ages pop in and join us!

Join our partner ministries and serve Seattle year-round! After sign up, you will be contacted with additional information for your shift. 



Scholarship Fund

Families, we need your help to support all students wanting to attend retreats, fun events, and camps, no matter their financial situation. Join us in making sure every student has the chance to participate! If you would like to contribute; checks can be made out to UPC with "FM Scholarships" in the memo line, or give online with PushPay, select giving type of "Other" and note "FM Scholarships" in the memo box. Thanks!



Family Ministries Staff

Jennifer Kenney, Director of Family Ministries x180
Makalee Latta, Executive Admin for Family Ministries x169
Rita Buyco, Associate Director of Urban Engagement and Family Missions x160
Scott Gronholz, Director of High School Ministry x181
Bianca Quezada, Director of Middle School Ministry x115
Jill Brinkerhoff, Director of Children's Ministry x125
Sarah Smith, Associate Director of Elementary Ministry x177
Debbie Symons, Associate Director of Early Childhood Ministry x377
Daniel Keyes, High School Intern x128
Kaitlyn Anderson, Intern of Urban Engagement and Family Missions