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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!

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Julie Chapus

Director/ LMSW, Cosmetologist 

Athena Award Recipient 2024

Miss Julie is the founder and director of Christ for Kids Ministries. Julie started this ministry after Jesus set her free and escape a cult. She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan (2001), and earned her cosmetology license in 2017,and NY State cosmetology instructor license 2021.

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, she is committed to helping others break out of bondage from cults, and much worse the bondage of human trafficking. Julie understands firsthand the methods used to recruit, groom, and brainwash unsuspecting victims. 

Devan Chapus

Videographer/Content Producer

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

Devan is currently working on a video to bring awareness to the human trafficking issue in Rochester, NY, and pursuing a degree in Communication through MCC.

Amasharay McDonald

Ministry Partner/International Missions

As Miss Julie's partner in ministry, Amasharay has been 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 Human Resources and 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.

Jennifer has helped and aided many people suffering from covid while in isolation through phone calls and gestures of kindness from a distance. Jen has worked in human resources, and is currently a Clinical Research Regulatory Support Specialist at U of R.   

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