What is MOPS?

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, a group designed to support mothers with children under school age, conception to age six. MOPS groups provide a friendly and fun place for mothers to relax and connect with other mothers. We socialize, encourage each other, and learn from one another how to handle this challenging season in our lives.

A typical MOPS meeting can include:

  • A time for greeting new mothers
  • A topic relevant to raising a preschooler or a topic applicable to women
  • An opportunity to chat about that month’s topic
  • Refreshments and conversation

Why Should I Join?

If you’re a mother of a preschooler (meaning that you have at least one child age 6 or under), then we believe that MOPS at Riva Trace has something to offer you. Our group provides support, encouragement, activities and fun! We also strive to connect mothers and help them develop meaningful relationships in an understanding environment.

How Can I Join?

You can join the Riva Trace MOPS group by clicking on this join link and entering the group code 25oz.

Ginny Fee

Ginny Fee

Mentor Mom

Ginny has been married to her amazing, hardworking husband Larry for 36 years. She has 3 adult children and a loud beagle Willow and a quiet rabbit Birch. Ginny and Larry have 5 grandchildren with one more on the way. Ginny loves quilting, baking and going on driving adventures with her husband. Ginny is avid hoarder of fabric and bunny items. She loves chocolate, honey and maple syrup. She has uncountable amount of houseplants, her newest addition to the collection is a “Shrimp plant”. She’s currently embracing her gray hair and loving it.

Teri Moscatelli

Teri Moscatelli

Mentor Mom

Teri Moscatelli is a wife, mother and “Mimi”. She has been married to Steve Moscatelli for 33 years. Teri is a mom to three grown daughters and “Mimi” to Kaelyn, and another baby on the way. Teri has a passion for encouraging and mentoring young women. She serves as a mentor mom with the MOPS Ministry. Steve and Teri serve as leaders in the Young Marrieds community at Riva Trace. Teri is also very active in Body & Soul Fitness – a worldwide ministry that partners faith and fitness. Working in different roles in Body & Soul as Director of Operations, Regional Director, and Group Fitness Instructor, she has opportunities to share with ladies her passion for both faith and fitness.

Katie Swarthout

Katie Swarthout

MOPS Leader

Katie has been married to an awesome electrician named Stephen for 3 years. She is the stay at home mom to 2 feral children. Her son is 5 years old and is always building something. Her daughter is 2 and is always climbing. Their daily shenanigans normally include some type of outdoor adventure. Katie loves torturing her husband by bringing wild creatures like tadpoles and snails into the house for extended stays. She is also in a mission to massively declutter their home to become less of a hot mess human. Some of Katie’s favorite things are watching Netflix, sleeping and drinking iced coffee. Katie is also involved in the student ministry at Riva and sort of loves it. She is currently trying to revive her love for reading in the midst of the chaos. She is also planning on beginning the adventure of homeschooling her oldest starting next school year.

Email: mops@rtbc.org

Phone:  410-798-4868

Meeting Date and Time: 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, September to May.