Christ for Kids Ministries was created to help kids become everything God created them to be.

The ministry shares Christ's love through a variety of media, including books, podcasts, social media, programs and classes. (You can check these out under our "Resources" tab on the menu - most are free!)



Christ for Kids is a children's ministry based in Rochester, NY. The nonprofit organization was created by Julie Chapus in 2015 to help Rochester youth (and those in the Greater Rochester area) experience the love of Christ.

Since that time, the ministry has expanded to include programs that help youth in crisis, as well as international missions work. There are no limits to what God can do!

Julie's Testimony

Julie Chapus


Miss Julie is the founder and director of Christ for Kids Ministries. She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work (2001), and earned her cosmetology license in 2017.


Since her calling to children's ministry in 2012, Julie authored a number of Bible-based books, encouraging kids to live out God's Word. Julie also teaches the Bible through imaginative play workshops, and is currently  engaged in writing and running programs for teens.

Devan Chapus

Videographer/Content Producer

Devan has volunteered their time here at Christ For Kids Ministries for many years. In addition to working directly with the kids, Devan also produces all of our video content and animations. We are grateful for the tech support!

Devan is currently working on a documentary to bring awareness to the human trafficking issue in Rochester, NY. Additionally, they are pursuing a degree in videography through GCC.

Amasharay McDonald

Ministry Partner/International Missions

As Miss Julie's partner in ministry, Amasharay has been extremely instrumental in creating and running all of CFK's programs. Amasharay holds a degree in Biblical Studies, with a minor in Missions from Elim Bible Institute (2015). She is currently continuing her education, pursuing a communications degree through RIT.


A seasoned writer, psalmist, speaker, and mission worker, Amasharay brings the love of Christ to each of her pursuits. With a heart for global outreach, she has most recently spent time abroad in Zambia, where she worked with orphaned children to share God's Word and show His love.

Jennifer Edwards

Assistant Director/Editor

Jennifer is a faithful prayer partner, editor, and associate director at CFK. She earned her MSW in 1998, and a master's degree in Holy Yoga in 2015. She also holds an advanced yoga degree in Holy Yoga Therapy.


Jennifer works with people of all ages, helping them to experience the love of Christ through body movement and breathing exercises, coupled with God's Word. 

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