Keys for Kids

Terre Ritchie - CBH Executive Director

I asked the Lord to be my Savior when I was seven years old. Through the persistence of a Godly grandmother my relationship with the Lord grew during my teen years. I married a godly man who led our family well. On June 10, 2006, Tom passed into the Lord’s presence after 40 years of marriage. God gave us 4 children, 5 semi-adopted Romanian daughters and 17 grandchildren.

At the age of 28 God lead me into a Christian children’s ministry that included black-light chalk drawings, playing crystal glasses and Swiss cowbells plus writing scripts for numerous puppets. It has been a wonderful way for me to use the abilities and talents God has given me.  Uncle Charlie and I have traveled to different countries doing ministry as a group and it has been an awesome experience!

I was privileged to attend college at age 38 and received my BFA and MA with four kids at home and a thriving children’s work.

For ten years I taught at a local Christian college and was privileged to lead 16 mission teams to Romania to work in a government-run hospital for abandoned children. What a life changing 4 ½ years that was! I’m privileged to still be connected to so many of those 85 team members. Their lives were so influenced by God’s work on the mission field.

November 3, 2003, I was hired as the Executive Director of Keys for Kids Ministries.  Although I spent 13 years on the Board of Directors of this ministry, there is nothing like being on the other side of the fence to wake you up to how much responsibility lies in this position. Presenting God’s truths to children on a daily basis is really what we strive to do. Whether it’s through the Keys for Kids devotionals, our many radio programs, the Seasons of Faith books or the growing Internet presence we have, God needs to be in the center. Won’t you pray with me that this great ministry, specifically for children, can continue for years to come? God bless you!

Director's Corner

Terre provides encouraging words about the work that Keys for Kids Ministries and its partners are doing around the world.

Read about it all here!

Terre Online
Website | RSS

Conservative Views on Spiritual Growth, Kids & Family
Website | RSS


Contact Terre

Have a question for Terre? Feel free to email her at

Also, Terre speaks at many women’s events throughout the year. Please feel free to contact her for more information.
Keys for Kids Ministries
PO BOX 1001
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
(616) 647-4500
Toll-Free Order Line: (888) 224-2324
Email us
Stay In Touch
Let us keep you updated on what's new at Keys for Kids Ministries. Also receive exclusive coupons! Sign Up Now!