Welcome to KidVenture…a fun, creative, and interactive place where kids and families embark on a journey to becoming authentic Christ-followers! The adventure begins with our weekend services. Our staff and screened volunteers guide kids through the Bible in our age-appropriate room destinations!

Meet Our Team

Lori Reedy

Kids Director

It has been Lori’s honor and privilege to be a part of our kid’s staff for 20 plus years! Impacting the lives of not only children but their parents has been an amazing opportunity. What better way to build the kingdom of God than in the hearts and lives of children. She is married to her husband Scott and they are parents of 4 adult children Tyler, Tanner, Coleman, and Katelin. She loves spending time with family, going to the beach, biking, hiking and taking fun vacations!

Carie Morrison

Elementary Director

Carie is a lover of Christ, momma to the cutest little gal Cadence, and a wife to Chris, the man of her dreams. Her roots are from Oklahoma but moved here in 2008 to pursue a job in kids ministry. She has been in kids ministry for 12 years and is loving every second of it. She loves to shop, read, binge Netflix, eat chocolate, and take adventures with her family! She can’t go 24hrs without a Starbucks Refresher!

Alyssa Powers

Elementary Associate

Alyssa is a Biola University graduate who majored in Christian Ministries and is currently earning her MA in Bible Exposition at Talbot Seminary. She loves to have fun, see new sights and is constantly looking for the best taco in town. Alyssa loves creating spaces for 3rd through 6th graders to be able to take one step closer to Jesus in a fun and authentic environment!

Elizabeth Miller

Early Childhood Director

Elizabeth Miller is a proud Pepperdine University graduate. Go Waves! She has always had a passion for early childhood teaching and discipleship – helping children understand what it means to love God and love others. She also finds great joy in connecting with and loving on her volunteers. When she’s not ministering at Friends, she loves to experiment in the kitchen. She also enjoys musical theatre and taking in some culture at local museums. Her four children and her husband, Brian, are a source of great joy and encouragement in her life and you’ll hear her speak of them often!

Krista Ophaug

Elementary Associate

Krista is a graduate of Biola University and has been at Friends Church for 10 years. She loves hanging out with the 1st and 2nd grade kids each weekend and helping them grow closer to Jesus! She is married to Aaron, who is also on staff as the pastor of evangelism. They have two beautiful kids and as a family they love to go for hikes, get donuts, play at parks, and go camping. Krista is grateful for the opportunity to serve the kids and families at Friends Church.

Weekly Gatherings

KidVenture Weekend Services

Weekend Services

Saturdays, 5P | Sundays, 9 & 11A

Kids gather together in age-appropriate spaces to connect with others and grow in their relationship with Jesus. They enjoy music and the creative teaching of God’s Word through drama, video, and stories!

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KidVenture VBS

The Element

Wednesdays, 7-8:30P, Multi Purpose Room (MPR)

The Element is a weekly gathering where kids are intentionally discipled, taught how to grow in their faith, and shown what it means to use their lives to serve God and others.

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Upcoming Events

There is always something fun and exciting happening at Friends Church! Click the button below to see all the amazing things happening at Friends.

Friends Church Foundations of Parenting Class

Child Dedications

May 12 & 13, 2018
5P, 9A & 11A Services


Summer Camp

July 9 – 13, 2018

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Join us at Mile High Pines for a super fun time!
Lives are changed at camp! Your 4th & 5th grade student will have a blast experiencing camp this summer! Weekends are filled with exciting games, worship, and camp speakers–all designed to help them grow in their relationship with God and others!



March 31 & April 1, 2018
3rd – 6th Grade

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Baptism Class
held on March 11, at 9am, in the Roadhouse & March 18, at 11am, in the Backstage Room. Attending our baptism class offers you a deeper, biblical understanding of baptism.


Complete Calendar of Events



11 BAPTISM CLASS | 9am | Fireside Room, Roadhouse

18 BAPTISM CLASS | 11am | Backstage Room




29 FOUNDATIONS OF PARENTING | 11am | Backstage Room






25 BLAST – Now run by FCS – Website coming soon


9-13 4th-5th Grade Summer Camp | Mile High Pines

30-3 VBS | 9A – 12P | Worship Center


30-3 VBS | 9A – 12P | Worship Center

Resources for Parents

Foundations of Parenting Class
This class is designed to encourage and equip parents to spiritually lead their families.

Child Dedication
A special time where parents stand with their children in front of the congregation and make a promise to offer their child to the Lord.

The Mom Connection
A place for moms of children of any age to connect and to encourage one another.

Baptisms are an opportunity for believers to publicly identify with Jesus and serves as an outward confession of an inward change.

Become a part of a small group that serves as a support group. This group of people share your experience.

MOMS of Military
This group meets to support our loved ones with our prayers, love, and friendship.

If you are a student or an adult and you want to jump in and connect with kids, apply today to help “Kids Become Authentic Christ-Followers!”

Volunteer Resources
Interested in volunteering? Here is some more information about what it takes.

Special Needs Ministry
This is a ministry to children from birth to 6th grade who need specialized care and assistance to participate in KidVenture.