First UMC Coral Gables Children's Ministry and Programs

The Children’s Ministry at First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables offers many fun and enriching programs and opportunities for your children to grow in their faith and learn more about God’s amazing work in the world!

Meet the New Children's Ministry Sunday School Coordinator, Livia Orban

STF_Orban_Livia_00127My name is Livia Orban and I am so happy to have the privilege to serve the Lord in my new position as the Children’s Ministry Sunday School Coordinator. My wish is that each child will come to know the amazing love of God in his/her life. Working as a community, we will help our precious kids to become solid in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Throughout my studies, I have earned a bachelor's degree in physical education, post-graduate degree in reading and writing and a master’s equivalent degree in early childhood education from universities in my native Brazil. As an educator, I have over 15 years of extensive experience working as a pre-school teacher and involved in children’s programs and activities.  My previous position was as Lead Teacher here at The Growing Place, where I taught with love and happiness for the past three years.

I have a wonderful husband, Kyle, and we are happily awaiting our first child, a baby girl named Bianca. In my free time, I enjoy exercising, traveling, cooking and spending time with family.  I feel blessed to be part of this great mission – to introduce a new generation to the love of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is inviting us all to participate in a faith built on love, kindness, and hope for the future.  It is my wish and prayer that God uses my gifts to contribute to our church in a meaningful and impactful way.    









For more information on upcoming events and programming for children, please contact Livia Orban at