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.
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.
Other Members of the Love First Project Team
- Katie Behunin, Content Consultant
- Jaclyn Davin, Content Consultant
- Margaret Margolis, Design Consultant