The Puppet Ministry began in 2011 and quickly became popular among the children and adults. The puppet team offers skits during the Children’s Moment time in worship about once a month during the academic year. The skits are original to the group, written by Education Coordinator Kirsten Trachsel, and embellished by the puppeteers.
Skits are available in .pdf format on this website as well as links to coordinating videos. All skits may be used free of charge or with a free-will donation to the children’s ministry at FPC. However, we ask that the skits are not used for profit or sales.
- Tessa – a curious little girl
- A menagerie of animals with identities that change according to the needs of the script
Becky Pankratz is an elementary school teacher, wife, mother, and grandmother.
- Sally – a smart and kind little girl
- Shifty – an ornery, but mostly well-meaning alligator
Neal Nesbitt is a surgeon, church choir member, and much of the comic relief for the puppet team.
- Jordan – a mischievous and endearing little boy
- Bantonio Roosteros – a mobster rooster
- Bible Billy – a southern Bible Re-enactor extraordinaire
Robert Stewart is the Director of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.
- Elwood – a wise and kind old tree
- Pirate – always at the ready, because there’s always room for a pirate in a puppet skit!