Julie Jewell

Julie grew up in Augusta, Georgia. She received a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University in 2004 and a Master’s degree as a Reading Specialist from Radford University in 2010. She previously worked as a classroom teacher and reading specialist in the area. She is thankful for the opportunity to unite her passion for children and her passion for Jesus by serving at Northstar! It is her hope every child that walks into Northstar feels the love of Jesus and wants to know more about Him.

Julie and her husband Charlie (who blessed her with the unforgettable name, Julie Jewell) welcomed their daughter, Claire to the world in August of 2012. Claire reminds them daily of God’s love and sense of humor. Julie enjoys baking, reading, running and Starbucks.

Julie is the Children & Family Minister on the staff at Northstar. Visit our leadership page to get to know the rest of the team.

Posts by Julie Jewell

Twas the Night Before Kindergarten

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Here we are, the night before Kindergarten and my sweet daughter will step out of my car and walk into a school where all things are new tomorrow. Is she ready for this? Am I ready for this? Here are the things I’m feeling at this moment: sick to my stomach, a little weepy, wondering how this all happened so …

Looking Back at Gadgets & Gizmos

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Saturday morning, July 15, we kicked off the beginning of our Northstar Kids’ Camp: Gadgets and Gizmos as our volunteers gathered at the Northstar Ministry Center for a time of training, fellowship, fun, and preparation. We had about 60 volunteers serve at Kids’ Camp this year! Monday through Wednesday evenings, kids and families were greeted with smiles as they arrived, …

Passion Week Devotionals: Thursday

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This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017Most people have heard of Good Friday and of course Easter Sunday but what about Maundy Thursday? What in the world does Maundy mean? Maundy comes from the Latin word mandatum, which translates to commandment. On this day, while Jesus is dining with his disciples during the Last …

Celebrating Advent with Kids

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What is Advent and why do we celebrate it? Advent began Sunday, November 27 this year and ends Christmas Eve. Advent comes from the Latin word meaning “coming” and its purpose is to look forward to the coming of Christ. During this busy time of parades, parties and buying gifts it is so easy to get distracted from the true …

Soup Lunch for Prices Fork Elementary

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The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.                                                                                         …

A Latte Encouragement Photos

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Another school year has begun for many students in the New River Valley. Several mamas got together at the Northstar Ministry Center to enjoy lattes, a word of encouragement from Kimberly Penson, and discussion. Kimberly reminded us that our children are a gift from God, on loan from Him and, thankfully, He is in control of each of their lives …

Kids’ Camp Follow Up Ideas for Parents

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The glitter and glue have settled and life in the children’s ministry department has gone back to normal (as normal as can be in our office!). Northstar Kids’ Camp is over, but our hope is that it was the beginning of a new spiritual spark in your child’s life. Whether their favorite part of camp was worship, games, crafts, hearing …

Amazing Love Women’s Retreat Recap

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“I really felt pressed to sacrifice more to God, on a regular basis. I think I became aware of some of my fears and things I struggle to give over to the Lord.” “It was timed great for a needed spiritual challenge/respite…God delivered. I also gained a greater connection to women at Northstar.” These are just a couple of quotes …