INCM STAFF

The team at International Network of Children’s Ministry is self-described as small but mighty. Each member is dedicated to the mission of the organization, and we couldn’t be more proud of their efforts.

If you have any questions for our staff, feel free to reach out to them.


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MICHAYLA WHITE

Executive Director

As the Executive Director for INCM, Michayla oversees the ministry of INCM and provides guidance for initiatives that inspire and equip the kidmin community. For the past eleven years, she has had the privilege of serving in children’s and family ministry. Prior to joining INCM, she served at a non-profit children’s ministry organization in various capacities like media production, digital strategy, conferences, partnerships, and ministry program design. She has also enjoyed consulting for ministry friends and organizations. Michayla has a Bachelor’s in Psychology with specializations in Christian Counseling and Life Coaching from Liberty University. Her passion for children’s ministry started in middle school, and she was always involved in all aspects of her church’s children’s ministry. These experiences solidified a burning passion in her heart to serve those who serve children and families.

Michayla married her best friend and childhood sweetheart. They are having a blast raising two little boys.

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ERIKA WATKINS

Program Operations Director

Erika serves as the Program Operations Director for INCM. Her enthusiasm for serving the local Church began as a child growing up in Kentucky, and she hasn’t looked back! Serving for over 18 years in the Los Angeles area as a full-time leader in Worship & Arts ministry, God opened opportunities that strengthened her desire to partner with God’s people and churches throughout the city. She is excited to bring her experience as a ministry leader to the INCM team.

Erika and her husband Kevin are blessed with four children (five including our son-in-law) and two amazing grandsons!

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SHELLEY HENNING

Training Support Specialist

Shelley serves as Training Support Specialist for INCM. She brings a heart to serve and equip the kidmin community while assisting with the development of training in all of INCM’s major initiatives. Shelley discovered her passion for children’s ministry in her teens and was called to full-time ministry shortly after. Prior to joining INCM, she led thriving ministries to children and families in both large and small churches in Michigan for nearly two decades.

Shelley and her husband Mike have four children that they adore walking through life with!

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YANET COOMBES

Resource and Program Specialist

Yanet serves as the Resource and Program Specialist for INCM. Her Ministry life started 13 years ago when she started in Children’s Ministry alongside her children. As her children grew so did her passion for volunteering in Kids-Min having served as a volunteer Children’s Ministry Director for 6 years prior to her start here at INCM. Her heart to serve volunteers runs deep as she leads our volunteer team.

Yanet is often referred to as the gal who loves LipStick, but her favorite titles are “partner in crime” to her Husband of 15 years and Mom to her four amazing kids.

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MELANIE HESTER

Community Development Specialist

Melanie serves as the Community Development Specialist for INCM. She was introduced to kidmin at a young age, fell in love with the community, and never looked back! Most recently she has served the church from both the inside as a Children’s Director and the outside through non-profits that equip and train youth in the local church. Melanie loves being married to Drew and seeing Jesus from a whole new perspective–through the eyes of her kids.

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JOAN SCHELL

Customer Care Specialist

Joan serves as the Customer Care Specialist at INCM. She grew up in the Detroit area and during her parents divorce and remarriages she often found herself at church looking for peace and direction. It didn’t take long for her to hear God’s call to serve others as the church had supported and served her through those times. With God’s guidance she joyfully answered her call and has served for 35+ years in a wide range of ministries.

During her ministry years she found INCM and was overwhelmed with their passion for children and especially their support and care for the leaders. She has attended CPC for 18 years and has been a volunteer for 8 years. She is thrilled to continue serving the INCM Community and help those needing assistance with the many programs and resources INCM has to offer. So if you have a question - Joan’s the person to connect with!

Joan and her husband, John, reside in Fort Wayne, Indiana with their teacup poodle. They have two sons, a daughter (in law) and a very special grandson.

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NINA GARRETT

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM SPECIALIST

Nina serves as the Volunteer Program Specialist overseeing the incredible volunteer team that serves alongside INCM. Nina has served in children's ministry for 21 years, and finds joy in being able to support her fellow leaders in ministry. She and her husband are blessed with four wonderful children, and she truly enjoys her role as mom to her three kids and son-in-law. Serving Jesus and loving him is at the very core of who Nina is, and she is passionate about sharing the depth of God's love and grace with others.

In addition to family and ministry, Nina enjoys all things Disney, coffee, football, and the Oregon Ducks. For fun, she will be found reading a book, going to the movies, or spending time at the beach!

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