Brian Hampton, Director of CYF
Brian is very excited to be the Director of CYF. Previously, Brian has served in this position as well as the director of the 20’s and 30’s group, Youth Group leader, the producer of six seasons of the Marble new play festival “The Puzzle” and more. Other experiences include the Director of Operations at Treasure Trunk Theatre, working with the Marquee Events department at Universal Studios Hollywood, and as a creative writing teacher for both kids and adults. As a writer, he’s written original sketches and plays for numerous Marble Homecoming shows as well as the CYF Christmas plays, “The Christmas Angel Auditions,” “Shepherd High,” “All the World Celebrates Christmas,” and “As If It Were Yesterday.” He’s also the playwright of the teen plays “Gossip” and “USERNAME” as well as “The Jungle Fun Room” and others. He loves to cook, watch great movies, hiking, and swimming. Brian is looking forward to a fun, exciting, and inspiring year with the kids, youth, and families!
Children, Youth & Families
Welcome to Our Children, Youth & Families (CYF) Ministry.
Registration is required for our 2023-2024 CYF school year. This includes childcare, classes, youth group, and more. Register at the following link below or email our Director of CYF, Brian Hampton.
At Marble’s CYF ministry, we teach children and youth about love, kindness, diversity, inclusiveness, community, and faith in action, among so much more. We inspire creativity, build long-lasting friendships, make a difference in our community/world, and have fun.
We teach children about a loving God, Jesus’ life and lessons, and the vibrant stories from an over 2,000-year-old “library of books” – The Bible.
We also find stories of faith in other places: theatre, music, art, movies, television, etc., and find inspiration to do good in the world – and treat others with love and acceptance along the way.
Marble’s CYF is a community that welcomes all and provides a safe space for children and youth to ask questions, feel heard and seen, and have plenty of fun!
We also bring the adults in our families together to create community and friendships. We see you – not just as parents and guardians – but as members of our church family.
Join us on Sundays and for special events throughout the year.
All are welcome, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Sunday Schedule (registration is required for all)
Infants and Toddlers:
Location: Room 205A
Ages: (0-2 years old)
Time: Sundays during Worship (drop-off begins at 10:50am and pick-up is immediately after the service). Please contact CYF Director, Brian Hampton, one-week ahead of time - for staffing purposes for infant and toddler childcare.
NOTE: Please bring a NUT-FREE snack and water bottle for your child/children. Fridge is available if needed.
Pre-K through 6th Grade:
Locations: 2nd floor (Rooms 205B, 207, and 213)
Early Drop-off (if attending the 10:00 O’Clock Hour): 10:00am
Sunday School Classes: 11:00am
Pick-up: Immediately after Worship
Youth Group (Grades 7-12)
Schedule varies. However, most often, youth attend worship with their families and meet afterwards for Youth Group in the 1st floor Youth Room -- or for service projects with the Marble Community. Please contact Youth Director, Sarah Cheatham for more information.
For more information about CYF, contact CYF Director, Brian Hampton.
Meet Our CYF Staff!
Brian Hampton, Director of CYF
Sarah Cheatham, Youth Director
Sarah is from North Carolina and grew up in the Presbyterian Church. She earned her BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch in 2016 and has been living and working in NYC ever since. Sarah is a teaching artist as well as an actor and voice over artist. Along with leading the Marble youth group, she also volunteers in the Children’s Ministry of Bethel CAN and at the Bowery Mission. Sarah loves to sing, play board games, eat southern food, travel, watch college basketball (Go Tar Heels!), and spend time with her wonderful friends and family. She is honored and humbled to join the youth on their faith journey and excited to grow and learn along with them through building community, serving others, and having fun!
Olivia St. Peter, Lead Teaching Artist, Pre-K through 1st Grades
Olivia graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in Musical Theatre in 2021 and moved to NYC shortly after where she began her acting and teaching artist journey. She has worked with Virginia Repertory Theatre and Treehouse Shakers, as well as a voice-over artist with NPR. Outside of theatre, Olivia can usually be found listening to Taylor Swift, buying too many plants, or watching Gilmore Girls!
Oanfa Quan, Lead Teacher 2nd - 4th Grades
Oanfa's family has been a part of Marble since the ministry of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. However, the spiritual education of children has been where Miss Oanfa has answered the call to serve. She graduated from Pace University-NYC with a double Major in Political Science/Communications and a Business Minor. Her studies continued with a degree in Medical Massage Therapy from the Swedish Institute (NYC), but she is most proud of a recently completed 2-year program in Theological and Biblical Studies. Using this, as well as the artistic creations she is known for, Miss Oanfa looks forward to continuing learning, creating and growing in God’s love with her students!
Kenya Powell, Teaching Artist / Child Care Provider
Kenya’s love for kids is so great that not only is she around them for her full-time job (with the NYC public school system) but she loves Sundays at Marble with the CYF as well. In her spare time, Kenya loves reading, shopping, and hanging out with her two kids as much as possible. We are thrilled to have Kenya back in the CYF this year!
Siobhan Stevenson, Teaching Artist, Pre-K through 1st Grades
A Bay Area native, Siobhan graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and has been in New York ever since. Since graduating, she has split her time between a career in hospitality and acting and directing with Bizarre Noir Theatre Company (her New York theatre family with whom she’s been delighted to work for the last 10 years). Outside of teaching, theatre, and work, you can most often find her at the beach as often as the weather permits and hanging out with her pit-lab mix who doesn’t know he’s too big to be a lap dog, Buddy.