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.

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Posts by Julie Jewell

A Latte Encouragement Photos

Blog, Children's Ministry

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

Blog, Children's Ministry

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


“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 …

Passions Week Devo: Tuesday


But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all …

Easter Egg Hunt 2016 Photos

Blog, Children's Ministry

We had a EGGcellent time at our third annual Community Easter Egg Hunt. Although we had to change venues due to rain and cold weather, it did not stop the fun. We were excited to see so many families from our community participate in egg hunts, crafts, photos with bunnies and games. Thanks, Northstar Church, for being the church by inviting friends, …

Children’s Ministry Volunteer Training

Blog, Children's Ministry

At Northstar Church we want to raise kids who love Jesus and who will go out and tell the world about Him. We don’t take this task lightly and we know that our children’s ministry volunteers are a huge part of this mission. We want church to be a place where kids learn about Jesus’ love for them in a …

Photos: “With” Marriage Retreat


Our With Marriage Retreat at Hotel Floyd, February 5-6 was a refreshing, relaxing fun time together! We enjoyed learning how to have healthy, Jesus centered, fun marriages. If you missed it you can watch the messages here. Here are some of the fun pictures that were shared with us by participants. If you have some that you’d like to submit, please email Kaylee. Also, …

With Marriage Retreat Comes to You!


We had a great turnout for our With Marriage Retreat at Hotel Floyd on February 5-6 as 18 couples participated. The couples all affirmed the material was “on point,” and there were suggestions to make it available to other couples who weren’t able to participate this past weekend. So, if you were not able to make it to the With …

Memorizing Scripture for Kids

Blog, Children's Ministry

Memorize – the word strikes up thoughts of boredom, dusty old classrooms and often defeat. I am not the best at memorizing; I can barely remember what I went downstairs for most days, much less long lines of scripture word for word, as well as the chapter and verse number. But what are the benefits? Should I look at memorization …