Learning Through Fun

Brittany has been a member of Zion since she was little. She is a single parent with two sons, Riley (7), and Wesley (2½). Her mom and step-dad (Cheryl & Tim Bohnen), dad (David Beneke), and siblings are also members of Zion.

Brittany works as a pre-school teacher at New Horizon Academy in St.Michael.

I work in the youngest preschool room, I love helping to teach children new things every day and see how they grow. Knowing that I help children learn and grow every day, makes my day every day.

Brittany also enjoys swimming, going to the beach, and taking her boys to water parks or the mall.

Brittany began volunteering in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School about nine years ago because she saw how much kids enjoyed them, and she wanted to help make church an enjoyable place for them and to teach kids about God.

I think that kids should know about the Bible and God, and how things happened. The kids in Sunday School love coming each week to learn new things and grow each week.

Riley loves that I am his Sunday school teacher and that he can share his experience with me. As Riley says “I love the time we get at church together.”

Each year she is surprised at the number of new students in Sunday school. She most enjoys seeing each child each week and what they learn.

Having fun with the music and the lessons is a great way to show the kids what you know in a fun way. When they move to another grade, I see how big the children have gotten and how much they learned each year and know I helped them.

Brittany also helps with coffee fellowship, serves communion, and is assistant leader for Riley’s Cub Scout pack 358.

I try to do as much as I can for Zion and with the Cub Scouts as well.