Hi there, I’m Sherlyn Burnham-Kuehn, JupiterFIRST’s new Director of Youth Ministries. I am a fourth generation, born and raised Floridian from Tampa. I graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Music back in 2000. Continuing my education at PBA, I received a Master of Arts in Theology in 2003. My husband, Henry, and our two daughters, Lili and Helen, began attending JupiterFIRST in late 2016. Over the last few years I have participated in the JupiterFIRST Singers, our Children’s Ministries and MomsFIRST. I have also served one term on the nominating committee.
You may be surprised to know that my background is actually in Student Ministries. For many years, prior to having my daughters, (now 10 and nearly 7), I coordinated programming and Christian Education for youth as well as college students, led middle and high school bands, and organized outreach efforts for students at home and abroad. I facilitated teams and cooperated with many individuals and organizations with the goal of showing and teaching kids how deeply they are loved by God and inspiring them to follow Christ with their hearts, minds and actions. God called me to serve in Youth Ministry over 20 years ago and I am thrilled to get to answer that call once again.
When I am not taking care of my family and playing with my daughters, I love playing the piano, reading – everything from self-help, to spy novels, to memoirs – and taking walks with Celeste, our terrier mix fur baby.