Welcome to the SCC Children's Ministries page! Here you will find resources for VBS as well as other children's ministry-related documents to help you in your ministry. 

The mission of Children's Ministries is Empowering Leaders. Impacting Kids. (www.childmin.org)


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SCC Children's Ministries Training | October 13-14, 2023

205 attendees, 37 churches represented


On Friday evening Jaime and Jenny Heras shared the philosophy, dynamics and components of our Adventist Sabbath School curriculum for children: Gracelink. Sherri Uhrig and Gerry Lopez from the NAD Children's Ministries Department taught the class of ministry description for Sabbath school leaders and teachers.

On Sabbath there were four trainings:

  1. Combined-age Sabbath School advice and recommendations by Lisa Plasencia, Central California Conference Children's Ministries Director
  2. Sabbath School master classes for all children departments by expert teachers in their field
  3. Children's Church model program by Sarah Grover, associate pastor at Camarillo church
  4. Go Fish Spiritual Gifts Lab by Sherri Uhrig and Gerry Lopez, NAD Children's Ministries Director and Associate Director


  • Sherri Uhrig, NAD Children's Ministries Director
  • Gerry Lopez, NAD Children's Ministries Associate Director
  • Gladys Gonzales and Valeria Ontiveros, Arizona Conference
  • Letty and William Fonseca, Southeastern California Conference
  • Lisa Plasencia, Central California Conference Children's Ministries Director

We are thankful to all the experts in Sabbath School that taught all the Master classes. They demonstrated their talent and expertise, but above all their passion for sharing the gospel to children:

  • Beginners — Becky Perez (English), Avangie Guzman and Marisabel Ramos (Spanish)
  • Kinder — Bonie Naranjo (English), Patty Coronel and Lorena Villalba
  • Primary — Bob Cañete (English), Cristina Gonzalez and Cindy Díaz (Spanish)
  • Juniors — Lisa Plasencia (English), Gladys Gonzales and Valeria Ontiveros (Spanish)
  • Earliteens — Frank Aguilar and Myrna Sanchez (English), Leticia and William Fonseca (Spanish)


important dates 2023


january 11-14

NAD Children’s Ministry Retreat
Greensboro, NC 

january 27-29

Pathfinder TLT Weekend
White Memorial Weekend 

february 12

Group VBS Workshop Training by Group
NAD VBS Workshop Training by SCC

February 19

2023 NAD Certification for Pastors & First Elders
Vallejo Drive Church
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

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February 25

Pathfinder Convocation
White Memorial Church
10:00 a.m. 

March 18

Adventurer Rally
3:30 p.m. 

April 15

NAD Child Evangelism Certification – Hosted by SCC
San Gabriel Academy

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April 16

Pathfinder Fair

May 19-20

Do It Together Sabbath School Refill
Click here for event info 

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May 19-21

Adventurer Club Family Camp

September 15-17

Pathfinder Honor Camp
Camp Cedar Falls

October 6-8

Pathfinder Leadership Convention
Camp Cedar Falls

October 13

In Person & virtual (English & Spanish)

October 13-14

Children's Ministries Training
San Gabriel Academy
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Click here to register

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October 14

A Day in Sabbath School: SS Master Classes (English & Spanish) / Model Children's Church Program / Go Fish: Spiritual Gift Lab for Kids
All day

October 15

Adventurer Leadership Day Training

December 3-5

Journey to Bethlehem
San Gabriel Academy
6:00 p.m. 


Adventurer Fun Day
By club-family any day of club year.

Meet Our Team

Do you have questions about VBS or children's ministry? 
Contact us at children@sccsda.org.


Jaime Heras

Jenny Martin-Heras
Departmental Assistant


Children's ministries Volunteer Coordinators by region

Bob Cañete
Asian-Pacific Region

Sierra Hathorne
Greater L.A. Region

Avangie Guzman
Hispanic Region

Audrey Zorek
L.A. Metro Region

Sarah Grover
West Region