September 26 | Illinois


Cancellation/Change Policy: Beginning February 15th, changes to a registration may be made at any point for a $10 change fee. Cancellations may elect to donate their registration to our Scholarship Fund or request a refund until June 1. Registrations will be refunded, minus the original processing fee and a $10 cancellation fee, until June 1. After June 1, meal plan registrants can request a partial refund on their meal plan and a full refund on their conference registration, minus the original processing fee and a $20 cancellation fee. We can no longer offer refunds on meal plans after July 1.



The Midwest Fellowship of Christian Puppeteers Conference (MFCP) is more than just classes. This day was created to ignite, refuel and renew your ministry through sharing ideas, creative presentations, and rich fellowship. MFCP will be on:


Saturday, September 26, 2020

Unity Baptist Church

2500 St. Clair Ave.

Granite City, IL 62040

(Hosted by Adventureland Puppet Ministry)

If you're interested in more in-depth puppetry and creative ministry training, we encourage you to join us this summer for our National Conference.


MFCP is open to anyone who would like to invest in discovering creative ways to proclaim the Gospel. Our attendees span all age groups and ministries: adults, teens, pastors, directors, lay workers, and missionaries. 



  • Ignite your imagination: you will be equipped with creative ideas and practical solutions to take your ministry to the next level. Our instructors are passionate and experienced in the fields of puppetry and creative ministry.

  • Renew your mind: you will be spiritually challenged during devotions, refreshed with praise and worship, and inspired by performances.

  • Refresh your spirits: you will be surrounded by like-minded, passionate people from across the region who are also invested in reaching the next generation of Believers.



Schedule subject to change.

8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Doors Open, Registration & Check In*

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Welcome, Devotions & Opening Performances (Sanctuary)

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Workshop Session #1

 11:45 - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch at Local Restaurants

 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Workshop Session #2

2:45 – 3:30pm

Class Performances/Worship Songs/Ministry Slam (Sanctuary)

2:45 – 3:45pm
Ministry Slam

3:45 – 4:45pm
Workshop Session #3

5:00 – 6:00pmClosing Presentations & Session (Sanctuary)

*Exhibit booths will be open various times during the day

Download the schedule and workshop descriptions here


We will announce 2020 workshops closer to the date!


Puppet Song Choreography Part 1 of 2

Kristofer and Amanda Sommerfield


Let's to Back to the Basics of Puppetry

Richard and Sondra Gibson


Drama in the House

Colleen Fouts


Puppet Song Choreography Part 2 of 2

Kristofer and Amanda Sommerfield


Mastering the MC

Steve Davis


Calling All Directors

Sondra Gibson


STIX to your Ministry

Colleen Fouts


From Intermediate to Advanced Puppetry - A Puppeteer's Journey

Kristofer Sommerfield

Think on your Toes

Amanda Sommerfield

Clown What???

Colleen Fouts


Kristofer Sommerfeld
Kristofer Sommerfeld

Kristofer is a master puppeteer & advanced puppet builder who has been involved in puppetry, creative arts & children’s ministries for most of his life. His ultimate passion is for people to know the true Heart of God & His love for them. He loves to see God do the “impossible” & bring complete healing to people – body, soul & spirit. He is also the owner of Kristofer Sommerfeld Productions & the brands Puppedcation™ & PlaySoup®.

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Colleen Fouts
Colleen Fouts

Colleen has been teaching children for 35 years (and is still learning how)! She is currently the children’s pastor at Faith Trinity Pentecostal Church in Shelbyville, IN. She is also a clown and is active locally and throughout the Midwest with the Silly Saints and fellow Christian clowns she has grown from. She graduated from clown college in 1999 (and she’s still learning that too LOL).

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Amanda Sommerfeld
Amanda Sommerfeld

Amanda is a master puppeteer with 12 years of experience. Her favorite creative outlet is through dramatic interpretations. She is a puppet builder and enjoys finding inspiration through her travels. Amanda was born in sunny California but now lives with her new husband in Pennsylvania. In her spare time she likes to make greeting cards for her friends and family.

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Richard & Sondra Gibson
Richard & Sondra Gibson

Richard and Sondra started Adventureland Puppet Ministry in 2000 in Granite City, IL. They have since devoted their lives to glorifying God through puppetry and to ministering to people of ALL ages at churches, nursing homes, block parties etc. God has showed them that this small team can do big things and because of this they want to encourage others that they can do the same.

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Steve Davis
Steve Davis

Steve became involved in puppets when his daughter joined their church’s puppet team nearly 24 years ago. Since then he has been the Tech Guy, adult leader, and Director. He has handled the MC function for the past 15+ years. He utilize illusions, illustrations, and personal anecdotes to share the Gospel with the audience.

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Registration ONLY

Registration + Lunch



Ends August 1


(Groups of 5+ save an extra


Ends August 15


(Groups of 5+ save an extra $5/person!)


Ends September 15


(Groups of 5+ save an extra $5/person!)


After September 15


(Groups of 5+ save an extra $5/person!)

Individual Rate is per person. Group rate is per person for 5 or more registering at the same time.

* A one-time credit card processing fee of 3% plus $1 per registrant is collected at the time of registration.


How to Register: We offer online registration for individuals and groups. Please have contact information for each registrant.

Cancellation/Change Policy:

Changes to a registration may be made at any point for a $5 change fee. 

Cancellations may elect to donate their registration to our Scholarship Fund or request a refund until September 19. Registrations will be refunded, minus the original processing fee and a $10 cancellation fee. We can not offer refunds after September 19.