Children's Ministry

Jess MortoN

Ministry Coordinator

Learn about Jess here!


"But Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."                                             

Matthew 19:14

Children are such a precious part of the family of God. We encourage children to join us in Children's Sunday School and at special events throughout the year.

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All staff and volunteers working with children have completed Safe Sanctuaries training.


Learn about the United Methodist Church's Safe Sanctuaries policies here

Children's Faith Builders
Sunday School

All children, ages 4 through 5th grade, are welcome to join us in Children's Sunday School held during the 10 AM Worship Service and led by Jess Morton, Children's Ministry Coordinator.

We would welcome additional assistant teachers! Contact the church office to volunteer.

Enjoy some photos from Olivet's Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Jess Morton

Children's Ministry Coordinator

Jess has known since kindergarten that she wanted to be a teacher. December of 2017, she received her Associates Degree from Delaware County Community College in Early Childhood Education. Jess is currently enrolled at West Chester University to complete her Bachelor’s Degree. Four years ago, she began working as an assistant teacher at Hopewell Christian Preschool, where she still works today. Jess has also been involved in Coatesville Kids to College (at Olivet) for the past four years, this year as manager of the K-2nd graders.

Starting early on, Jess has always had a passion for working with children. Her first job took place at Hopewell UMC where she shadowed Patty Wiehler’s Children’s Ministry work and began working in the church nursery. Jess has always admired Patty, who pointed her in the direction of this role.

Jess’s main goal for this ministry is to instill a deep love for Jesus in all our students. She would love to add mission work that the children can actively participate in to help shine the light. Finally, Jess wants to bring everyone together more: she wants to bring back family night, have outside of church field trips, and/or develop a youth night for our older students.

Jess believes all of the pastoral staff, congregation members, families, and children play a significant role in discipleship, and we need to partner together to teach our young ones about Jesus and God’s love (and often, learning from the children!) When everyone comes together, amazing things can happen. She truly looks forward to working with the children here at Olivet UMC and helping to brighten their light.


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(610) 384-5828

310 East Chestnut Street

Coatesville, PA 19320

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