About Us


Starting With Jesus (formerly A Place to Do Something) is a ministry focused on helping children to develop a daily relationship with Jesus from a very early age. Our devotional podcasts can be used for personal devotions or family worships. Our weekly lesson and mission story can be used by churches or families for a home worship experience. We also have prophecy seminars and vacation Bible schools. Our one goal is to help children fall in love with Jesus. Starting with Jesus is meant to bring children to Jesus so they not only start with Him, but they finish with Him, too.

Our Story

We started in March 2020 as a weekly Sabbath School program for kids stuck at home due to COVID-19 quarantine. Over the next few months, we added a virtual vacation Bible school, kid’s prophecy seminar, and daily devotional readings. 

Our Staff and Family

Our ministry couldn’t happen without a number of volunteers who are as passionate about sharing Jesus with our children as you are. Here are just a few of so many that have made this possible.

Ruthie Reeves, M.S., CCC-SLP – President, Founder

Ruthie Reeves is a pastor’s wife, mother, and Speech-Language Pathologist. She has been working with children’s ministries since she was a teenager and loves to help kids get to know their best friend Jesus. She, her husband Joe, and two kids live in Eastern Washington.

Michelle Coy – Vice President, Treasurer

Michelle Coy loves reading with her little boy, going for walks with her family, and telling stories to students. She believes the Bible is the best story book around and she can’t wait to experience the sacred Word with all of you!

Rachel Nelson, M.D. – Board Chair

Rachel joined the team soon after it started and assists with music and project coordination. She is passionate about seeing children give their lives to Jesus and engage in active service for Him.
Rachel is a pediatrician working part-time as a hospitalist in Chattanooga, TN. She has two active children, two dogs, and a year round garden. In her occasional free time she backpacks and kayaks.

Kristy HallSecretary


Although trained as a nurse practitioner, Kristy’s primary roles are wife and mother. She has twin boys and a singleton girl to keep her more than busy! With a passion to see children committed to a lifelong relationship with Jesus, she works in a variety of roles both at SWJ and in her local church. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, and boating with her family in the mountains near their Tennessee home or further afield when time allows.


Lindsey Mills, MPH – Music Coordinator

Lindsey Mills is a pastors wife, mother, and musician. Lindsey has composed music for many projects including a musical program on the death and resurrection of Christ and a documentary on Reformation history called Light Unshackled. She, her husband Philip, and their daughter live in Michigan.

Katie Chitwood – Podcast Coordinator

Katie Chitwood is a pastor/missionary wife. She has two rambunctious boys and two rescue dogs. Her family loves camping, off-roading, and exploring the great outdoors. She has taught kids’ Sabbath School classes for years as well as co-led Kindergarten at camp meeting. She enjoys vlogging about their adventures on the Navajo nation and homeschooling her boys.

Ashley Larson – Beginner Podcaster

Ashley Larson is a mother of two playful daughters and lives with her husband, Josh, in Northern California. She became a Seventh-Day Adventist as a young teenager. She is currently a stay-at-home mom and Beginner’s Sabbath School leader. Prior to motherhood, she worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant in pediatrics, a colporteur, and Bible worker in the Central California Conference. Ashley loves the outdoors, singing, and playing with her girls.

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