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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
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
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
Dakota works in the Rising Stars classroom. 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.


Patricia is our Heroes teacher. She has a degree in psychology and has taken classes for early childhood development. Outside of First Naz she enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She also enjoys reading, crafting, and listening to music. She loves being able to watch the children discover new things and learn new concepts.

Favorite Bible Verse: 

 “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
1 Corinthians 13:7
Pam works in the Childcare kitchen. 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.
 Favorite Verse:
 … The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective…
James 5: 13-18
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-

Darci works with the Rising Stars and Heroes. Outside of First Nazarene she enjoys Reading, music, volunteering at Impression 5, and spending time with friends and family. She said the children always make her day. She learns as much from the children as they do from her and she loves helping them grow. 
Favorite Verse:
Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. ” 1 John 3:18
 Katie works in the Early Explorers classroom. She spends her free time paining, reading, drawing, and hiking. She loves being a part of the team because everyone is so caring and great to work with. She also loves being able to watch the kids grow.
Favorite Verse:
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Taryn works in all the classrooms and helps in the office. She has an associate’s degree from GRCC and working on another from LCC. She enjoys playing tennis, dancing, acting, and sign language. She says being on staff at First Naz has been the highlight of her time in Lansing and feels so blessed to work with all the kids and staff.

Favorite Bible Verse:

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.

And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Matthew 22:37-39


Olivia is our Heroes teacher. She graduated from Concordia University with a degree in Family Life Education. She spends her free time doing photography, dancing, traveling, and spending time with her husband. She loves being a part of the First Naz team because she gets to help foster a love for Jesus in the children.

Favorite Bible Verse:

“He must increase, but I must decrease.”

John 3:30


Henrietta works primarily with our Rising Stars classroom. She went to Cornerstone University and studied writing. Outside of First Naz She enjoys reading, writing, being in nature, and teaching Sunday school. She loves being able to be a part of each child’s spiritual and developmental growth.

Favorite Bible Verse: 

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. “

Philippians 4:8 


MyCaesha works in our Rising Stars room. Outside of First Naz she spends time with her daughter. She also enjoys singing, dancing, writing, listening to music, traveling, and cooking. She loves that First Naz provides a safe and fun atmosphere for the children and she gets to be a part of that!

Favorite Bible Verse: “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.”

Proverbs 31:25