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Youth Director

Cara O'Connell is Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries. She is also a teacher at our church's Carillon Preschool. An experienced educator, she brings passion, ideas and fun to our children's Sunday Church School and youth events.

She has been teaching in the Early Childhood Education field for over 20 years. Her family moved to California in 2001. For the past four years she has been truly enjoying teaching a Pre-K Program.

She is married with two sons aged 21 and 19, and twin daughters aged 15. It gives her great joy to have the opportunity to support children’s growth, watch them realize new and amazing aspects of themselves, their peers, and the environment that surrounds them.

She is thrilled to begin her new chapter leading initiatives for children and families at Christ Church. She began her teaching career in New Jersey where she earned a B. A. Degree from Georgian Court University in Elementary Education with a specialty in Sociology. She has continued her professional growth by taking Early Childhood Education classes at Foothill College.

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