Children's Ministry

Our children’s ministry assists families with children in 5th grade and younger by introducing the children to Jesus Christ, planting the seed of God’s Word into their hearts, modeling the love of Jesus through a team of caring volunteers, and nurturing and shepherding them into a lasting relationship with God.

Weekly options include:

Nursery: 8:30 am — 12:30 pm

  • 2 months - age 2 — First floor

Sunday School: 10:15 — 11:10 am

  • 2-year-olds — First floor
  • Preschool/PreK — First floor
  • Kinder-5th grade — Lower level
  • Catechesis Level 1 & 2 — Lower level

You may register your child before their first visit to the nursery or Sunday school or register at check-in on Sunday morning. We ask that you please register for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in advance.

Children's Ministry Staff

Deanna Lawson

Director of Children's Ministry

Deanna is a native Houstonian and devoted Longhorn with a BA in English & French. She began full-time ministry 22 years ago at SJD. Deanna is married to Bill and together they have three daughters, a married son and daughter-in-law with two children, and a Labrador Retriever. She enjoys buying more books than she can read, drinking the perfect cappuccino, spending time in the mountains, and having all her family under one roof whenever and wherever it works.

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Luci Aguilar

Nursery Associate

Luci is from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and came to the United States as a nanny. She got her Associate in Teaching here in Houston and started working at SJD in 2006 as a Nursery Worker. She became the Nursery and Preschool Associate in 2018. She loves working with children because she believes they are angels sent by God to bring joy to our lives!

ReBecca Alcala

Admin. Assistant to Children's Ministry

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St. John the Divine has been a second home to ReBecca and her family. She has been blessed to have her four children baptized and confirmed in this parish. More importantly, they are all active members of this amazing community.

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