CarmelKidz Team

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Michelle Embry

Children's Minister


Michelle Embry joins CarmelKidz Ministry after serving twenty-four years in the Christian school ministry as a teacher and a middle school principal. Michelle and her husband, Darrick, have been members at Carmel since 2013 and have served faithfully in the Generations Ministry. Michelle's joy is contagious and her heart for equipping parents is clearly evident. Michelle has an undergraduate degree in English from Wingate University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Winthrop University and a Master in Educational Leadership from American College of Education.

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Kailee Croom

Interim Children's Ministry Associate


Kailee is a Charlotte native and is currently finishing her senior year at Queens University of Charlotte. She's been a member at Carmel since 2021 and has served in student ministry and with Carmel's worship team. She also was able to serve as VBS intern and Young Adult intern in the summer of 2022. She has served for several years in the children's ministry of her home church, and has recently answered the call to children's ministry here at Carmel!

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Elizabeth Johnson

Children’s Ministry Associate


Elizabeth loves working with children. She has volunteered in CarmelKidz for over 15 years and loves watching kids grow in their understanding of who Jesus is and how they can live it out. Her responsibilities include Wednesday night large group and small group activities along with the Live Loud team that leads families and kids in worship.

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Janice Mumpower

Children’s Ministry Assistant


Janice supports all administrative aspects of CarmelKidz Ministry and oversees computer check-in and other administrative areas of the CarmelKidz Ministry. She is married to Bruce Mumpower and has two children, Chris and Danielle. Both of her children grew up at Carmel.