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STEPHANIE
Stephanie is the Executive Director of the Childcare Center, Stephanie has been with the Childcare for over 20 years. She has a love for children and families. She feels passionate about encouraging families and helping them to see Christ.  
She has been married to her husband, Dewayne, for 30 years. They have two daughters, Ashlee (Tony) and Brittanie (engaged), and two grandsons.  She believes that children are the future, and they all need love and positive encouragement.
 
Favorite Verse: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  
Philippians 4:13
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BRIGETTE
Brigette is the Office Administrator here at First Nazarene Childcare & Learning Academy. She enjoys spending time with friends & family, listening to music, reading, and watching movies.She has a husband named Matt, two children, Ryan and Nicole, and two grandchildren, Nevaeh and Jamie. Brigette loves children very much and really enjoys working here! She believes that all children deserve to be well cared for, loved and respected.
 
Favorite Verse: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
LYDIA
Lydia works with the Early Learners. She love running, photography, and studying different languages. She also enjoys playing the guitar, piano, and ukulele, and writing music. Lydia has 9 brothers, 5 sisters, a mom and dad, 3 goats and 1 brother in law.
She enjoys working with children because she loves sharing God’s love and being able to make a positive impact on them. Children teach and encourage her and she loves to do the same for them.
 
Favorite Verse “For the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Nehemiah 8:10b
 
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DAKOTA
Dakota works in many areas throughout the center. She enjoys playing board games, reading, painting, and hanging out with her fiance. 
Dakota has 6 siblings, a mom and step dad, and a dad and step mom.

She loves watching the children grow and learn. Seeing them figure things out and explore the world for themselves is amazing.

Favorite verse: James 1:17- Every good and perfect gift comes from above.

 
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PAM
Pam works in the Early Learners Classroom. She loves scrap-booking, and thinks that memories are a treasure to hold. 
Pam recently married Daniel. 
Both have very large families. In her immediate family, she has 3 brothers, 1 sister in law, 4 nephews, 1 great nephew, 3 nieces and 1 great niece. 
Pam finds joy in working with children because of their unconditional love and the random hugs to help start her day.She loves the great connection she has with the children.
 
 Favorite Verse:
 … The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective…
James 5: 13-18
 
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DENISE

Denise has been with the childcare for 18 years, and works in the Little Scooters room. She enjoys quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and creating things. She also enjoys reading in her spare time.

Denise has a son, Christian, and he has a dog named Atlas.

She loves watching the children grow and learn. She also loves giving and receiving lots of hugs.

Favorite Verse: Philippians 4:13- I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

 
 
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RAQUEL
 

Raquel works in the Rising Stars room. She enjoys hanging out with her cousins and taking trips.

Raquel is the middle child in her family and has an older brother, Oscar, and a younger sister, Maliah.

She loves watching the kids grow and learn. With each new child there is the opportunity to create a unique bond, and that is the best thing.

MACKENZIE
MacKenzi (Mac) works with our Early Explorers. She enjoys r
ollerblading, cooking, napping and learning about history.
She loves her family and grew up with cousins like siblings.
She loves to work with children for the feeling of being greeted by
6 children ready to give hugs.
 
Favorite Verse:
“I have made you. I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will reserve you.” Isaiah 46:4
SHELBY
Shelby has been working at the childcare for 5 years! Outside of childcare she is a student Pastor at her church. She enjoys working with teens and getting to usher them into the next phase of life.
Shelby loves working with children because she gets to see them experience firsts
in life.
Favorite Verse:
They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 1:19
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DIANE
Diane works in the Little Scooters room. She enjoys making things for new members of her family, and reading mystery romance novels.She came from a family with 3 brothers and 2 sisters, and she currently still takes care of her mom.
Diane enjoys working with children because she likes seeing the look of surprise they have and how proud they become when they have achieved new things.

Favorite verse: Deuteronomy 11:13- So, if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today-to love the Lord your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul-

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SAMANTHA
Samantha works in the Little Scooters room. She likes to read, fish, and watch football.
Samantha has a boyfriend, one year old daughter, and is due in June with her second daughter. She also has a twin sister, a younger brother, and a niece.
She enjoys working with the children because it allows her to be close to her daughter, and watch her and the other children learn and grow.
 

Favorite verse: Proverbs 17:17- A friend loves at all time

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REBEKAH
Bekah teaches in the Early Explorers classroom. She enjoys reading, playing video games, and playing with her niece and nephews.
She has 3 siblings, a mom and papa, and a niece and 2 nephews.
Bekah likes working with children because she loves the looks on their faces when they finally start to understand something. She loves helping them learn by providing them with new experiences.
 

Favorite verse: Ephesians 4:31-32- Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

MCKENNA
McKenna is the lead teacher in the Heroes (preschool) classroom. She enjoys doing crossfit, and also likes to spend time with her friends and family.
McKenna is the youngest of 2 children, and grew up with her parents and older brother with a childcare program being run out of their house.

McKenna enjoys working with children because they are constantly growing and learning, and it is so cool to watch them make new discoveries. She loves being able to be a part of that.

Favorite verse: Galatians 4:7- So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.