Meet the CBC Preschool Staff 


How to submit your application and resume:

1.  Email-

2. Drop the forms off at the church. 

Text 704-516-4013 to make sure someone is there. 

3. Mail to the church.
Attention: Jennifer Trull
2518 Lancaster Hwy. Monroe, NC 28112    


What We Value 

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Jennifer Trull, Preschool Director 

Jennifer was hired as Calvary Baptist Church’s Preschool Director in November 2020.  Jennifer said “yes” to Jesus one night of VBS during her elementary school years. Even though the exact date is blurry, the feeling she had in her heart, and the voice of God she heard with her ears, is something she will never forget.   She and her family have been members of Calvary for 12 years.  Jennifer and her husband, Justin are raising 2 beautiful girls, Skylar (10) and Marleigh (7).  Jennifer loves spending time with her family and friends.  She loves to host and anyone who has met her knows her door is always open.  She values creating strong purposeful relationships, community, and extending help to those in need.  Jennifer loves crafting for fun and has recently taken up drum lessons as her new favorite way to worship our Lord. Jennifer’s love for teaching and guiding children started in her middle and high-school years through serving in children’s ministry. She continues to serve in children’s ministry in Team Kids as well as helping with VBS each summer. She not only has a love for children, she has a love and passion for women and families. She currently serves as a Women’s Ministry Team leader and is a part of the Family Ministry Team.   Jennifer desires every family to experience the love of Christ.

Cheryl Yannett, Lead Teacher (Teal) 

Cheryl has been married to her wonderful, hard working husband Steve, for 11 years.  They have 2 beautiful daughters, Olivia (10) and Emma (6).  They consider their girls to be two of their greatest blessings.  Cheryl enjoys family movie nights, riding 4-wheelers, decorating, crafting, and being outdoors.  Cheryl has taught preschool for 4 years now.  She loves watching smiles appear on faces as little ones hit milestones.  Working with children has always been a passion of hers.  Cheryl has been serving in Children’s Ministry for 10 years now.  Throughout her time serving, preschool aged children have always been one of her favorite age groups to work with.  She adores their sweet innocent child-like faith.  Although Cheryl believes that academics and socialization are an important part of a child’s growth, she believes the most important thing, is teaching a child about Jesus and the love He has for them.  She believes there is no greater love than that of our Heavenly Father!  Cheryl is so happy to be a part of Calvary’s Preschool team!


Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Matthew 19:14 ESV


Brandy Reed, Lead Teacher (Red)

Brandy grew up going to church with her family and was baptized at the age of 13. Brandy and her husband, Aaron, have one son, Declan, who is a blessing to them both. They currently live in the Fairview area of Monroe and attend Hopewell Baptist Church. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, decorating, and crafting.


Brandy received a Master's degree in Teaching from Winthrop University and she has experience teaching TK, kindergarten, first grade and second grade. She has always had a passion for teaching and her goal is to make a positive impact on each child she teaches.


Brandy is so happy to be a part of Calvary Baptist Church Preschool and looks forward to sharing the love of Christ with each child.


"Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth." Psalm 127:3-4


Terri Dean, Assistant Teacher (Red)

Ms. Terri has been married to her husband, Freddie, for 31 years. Together God has blessed them with 2 children, Katie (27) and Daniel (22). Katie resides in Florida while Daniel is local to the Monroe area. Terri also loves her fur baby, Bosco, who enjoys walks, playing fetch and tug of war. Terri enjoys spending time with her family, at the beach, and camping in their RV. Terri and her family attend Lee Park Baptist Church in Monroe.

Ms. Terri has gained experience in many preschool positions over the last 25 years. She comes with experience as a previous Director, Assistant Director, Lead Teacher, and Teacher Assistant. This is her calling and one that she enjoys and takes very seriously. To her, bringing children up to learn academically as well as socially and spiritually sets the basic foundation for their lives and she works hard to ensure they have the best footing possible when they leave her at the end of the year.

“Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord”

Psalm 127:3

“You are a child of God, You are wonderfully made, dearly loved and precious in his sight”

Psalm 139

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Cheryl Robinson, Assistant Teacher (Violet)

Cheryl has been married to her high school sweetheart, Dan for 34 years. They have been blessed with 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren, with 1 more on the way this Christmas! Cheryl graduated from Kee Business College in 2004. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and going to the movies.

Originally from Wilmington, Cheryl and her family lived in 8 cities in 5-states while her husband served in the U.S. Navy for 25-years. In 2015 they returned home to North Carolina.

Cheryl and her husband attend Benton’s Crossroads Baptist Church. Cheryl has served in children’s ministry for more than 20-years with kids of all ages. She has been working with pre-schoolers for 2-years now and truly loves their sweet spirits. She feels honored to share in their learning and growing in academics and in their walk with Jesus.

Cheryl is excited to be on this journey with Calvary. She knows God has led her here.

Proverbs 22:6 – “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Joanna and her husband, Steve have been married for 22 years. They have lived in the Wesley Chapel area for 16 years after relocating from Northern Virginia. She has a daughter, Hope who is 14 and her son, Luke who is 11. Her kids keep her very busy but she loves seeing them happy and doing what they love to do when it comes to their activities. Joanna also has two fur kids who she enjoys walking everyday. Joanna enjoys the outdoors, gardening, working out and reading. Joanna and her family attend Transformation Church in Indian Land, SC. One of her favorite things to do each day is to get up early before everyone else to sit with her coffee and do her “Jesus time”. She truly believes it centers her and keeps her focused on God throughout her day.

Joanna’s career started 23 years ago teaching at the elementary level. Over the next 11 years she taught in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades in Virginia and North Carolina. Joanna took a few years off to be home with her two kids. She then ventured into the preschool world and she has loved every minute of it. Joanna has been a lead for 3 year olds and TK. She has also been a literacy teacher for 3s, 4s and TK classes, curriculum developer and staff support for a preschool in the Matthews area. Joanna has a Bachelor’s of Education from West Virginia University. She also has a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Literacy from George Mason University. Joanna’s number one goal for her children in her class is to feel loved and know they are special in their own unique way. Joanna loves to witness “light bulb” moments with her students as well.

Two verses she lives by are:
Phillippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.
1 Corinthians 16:14 - Let all that you do be done in love. 

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Joanna Karnis, Lead Teacher (Blue)