Our Story

Born on a park bench
between caring and concerned parents,
Love First is a response to
parents’ need to raise loving children,
children’s need to feel loved, and
the church’s need to rethink how they serve today’s young families.

Using our gifts,
let us help you use yours
to create a simple, intuitive,
and meaningful children’s ministry
for the whole church.

COLETTE POTTS
Co-Founder and
Lead Developer

Colette is the Director of Children’s Ministries at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church in Falmouth, Mass. A Harvard-educated family therapist and educator, she has worked with children and families across the developmental spectrum in settings ranging from urban public schools to rural homes, both within the United States and abroad. Colette and her husband Matthew are raising three small children who remind her every day of the challenges and blessings of raising loving children.

THE REV. DR.
MATTHEW POTTS
Co-Founder and
Theological Consultant

Matthew is a Theologian-in-Residence at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church and an Associate Professor at the Divinity School of Harvard University. He has served in parish ministry for nearly ten years. At Harvard, his teaching and research focuses upon preaching, Christian sacramental and moral theology, new models of (especially interfaith) ministry, and the relationship between religion and the arts.

The Love First Project Team

KATIE BEHUNIN
Content Consultant

JACLYN DAVIN
Content Consultant

MARGARET MARGOLIS
Design Consultant