Meet the CBC Preschool Staff
Jennifer Trull, Preschool Director
The Lord called Jennifer in November 2020 to be Calvary Baptist Church’s Preschool Director. 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 14 years. Jennifer and her husband, Justin are raising 2 beautiful girls, Skylar (13) and Marleigh (10). 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.
Venita Crater, Assistant Teacher (Violet)
Nita was born and raised in North Carolina and has lived in several parts of the state, but decided to make Union County her home.
She’s been with her husband, Travis for 17 years and they have two children together, Hudson and Adeline. They are animal lovers and have several beloved family pets, including 3 dogs and 2 cats, all with interesting adoption stories. They enjoy spending their time together outdoors, by the pool, at the beach, at the park or hiking one of the state parks across the Carolinas. They have family passports to the NC and SC state parks that they are working on completing. When at home she enjoys cooking, crafting, gaming and reading with her littles.
They found Calvary Baptist church in 2021 and instantly felt at home. Nita helped to serve with the PPC (Preschool Parent Committee) in 2021 and discovered how much she loved being a part of the preschool and getting to spend time with the children. So, she began substituting in December of the 2022 school year. From the first few weeks she knew that’s where she wanted to be. Being with the children every day and seeing them grow and learn brings the most joy to her heart. She is incredibly excited to see what this school year brings!
Brandy Reed, Lead Teacher (Teal)
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 (Teal)
Ms. Terri has been married to her husband, Freddie, for 33 years. Together God has blessed them with 2 children, Katie (30) and Daniel (24). Katie lives in Salisbury, NC 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 27+ 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”
“You are a child of God, You are wonderfully made, dearly loved and precious in his sight”
Season Long, Assistant Teacher (Yellow)
Season was born in Charlotte, NC but grew up mostly in Union County. She married her high school sweetheart, Matt, in 2015 and they have one son, James Kye(6). They reside in south Monroe with their beloved Chihuahua, Squirrel and Lab, Bullet. They enjoy family vacations and being together. She has faithfully attended and served in church since she was saved in November of 2016. She enjoys serving others and seeing others smile.
She worked as a Certified Pharmacy Technician for 20 years until the birth of their son in 2016. In 2017, she started a small business selling art, crafts and alterations.
Although she has been content with all of her careers, she always knew she wanted to work with children at a young age, often subjecting her siblings/cousins to play school and complete worksheets she had made. She was always the "teacher".
Last year, the Lord called her to sub at Calvary. During that time, she just knew that's where she belonged and felt that was her purpose God was calling her to do. She feels extremely blessed to be in a Christ centered environment and have the opportunity to share Jesus with the children.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. -Romans 8:28
Micah was born and raised here in Union County. She has been married to the love of her life, Daniel for 17 years. God gave them three amazing sons, Michael, Matthew, and Morgan. She has been blessed to be able to homeschool her children from the
beginning. Micah enjoys hanging out with family and friends, reading, singing, and writing. It’s the little things in life that mean so much.
Her entire childhood she attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church. As a young adult she strayed from the church. But in 2015, she gave her life to Christ. She prayed for God to use her. To show her where she should serve him. In 2016, she began leading the Youth at Mt. Zion. God has given her a love for children. From Sunday School,
Christmas Plays or Bible Study it is her heart’s desire to share Jesus with the kids. There is no greater joy for her than getting to lead children to Christ. Micah is so excited to start this new year at Calvary Baptist Church Preschool. To see the joy in the eyes of children as they learn and play, is priceless. Getting to tell them all
about Jesus and his love for them is extra icing on the cake. Micah is looking forward to all that God has in store this year at Calvary. May his blessings fall like rain.
Mark 10:14, Jesus says, suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Micah Hasty, Lead Teacher (Purple)
Lindsay Hogan, Lead Teacher (Green)
Lindsay was born and raised in Union County. Her and her fiancé Justin have a blended family with 5 children- 3 girls (Jackylin, Kaleigh & Hayden) and 2 boys (Bucky & Brycen).
She knew from a young age that working with children is what she was called to do. She has been working in childcare since 2008 and this will be her third year as a 2 year old teacher at CBCP. There’s nothing like seeing a young child’s eyes light up when they learn something new.
Lindsay gave her heart to the Lord when she was in middle school one night after attending a revival with a friend. She attends Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she serves in the youth ministry. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, camping, beaching and mountain adventures.
Lindsay is looking forward to an exciting new year at Calvary Baptist Church Preschool! She can’t wait to show your babies her love and the love of Jesus.
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Tracy is originally from West Virginia and moved to North Carolina in the spring of 94’. Tracy frequented many churches, due to moving at least twice a year. It was during the summer of 1996, at VBS, she accepted Christ as her savior and was baptized shortly thereafter at South Charlotte Baptist. She believes giving her heart to the Lord was the best decision she has ever made.
Before making the decision to join our preschool team, Tracy has been a stay at home mom. She has been married to her amazing husband Brandon for 7 years. They are a blended family with 3 children altogether. Steven (21), Mason (11), and Jameson (6). They also have 5 furbabies, Theo, Marley, Jack, Merle, and Precious.
As a family, they enjoy being outdoors. Fishing, hiking, cycling, visiting different playgrounds, and having scavenger hunts. When they are indoors, they enjoy playing board games, watching movies, crafting, playing lights out hide-n-seek , reading books, and having dance parties and competitions. What a sight to see! They really do enjoy their time together making the most of it.
Tracy calls Mt. Zion Baptist her home church. She prayed for the Lord to use her as He sees fit. She was asked to join the praise team and has been blessed worshipping through song and praise!
After 6 years of being a stay at home mom, Tracy decided to get back into the workforce. She worked at a few places before she started substituting for Calvary Baptist Church Preschool, shortly before school ended. She knew from the first day that was her calling. Seeing the children’s faces light up when learning about our Savior is an unforgettable feeling and pulled at her heart strings. She is excited, and looking forward to helping teach the love of Christ to the preschoolers.
Tracy Cox, Assistant Teacher (Blue)
Brittany grew up in Union County and she married her high school sweetheart Tim. Together they have been married for 17 years. They have 5 children- Kaelyn, Kamdyn, Knox, Kannon and Krew.
She worked as a cosmetologist up until the birth of her last baby and has since been a full time stay at home Mom. Life stays pretty busy between ball practices, cheerleading and gymnastics but during her free time she enjoys crafting, going to the beach and spending time with her family.
She loves sharing Jesus' love to the kids and teaching them about the wonderful things He has done!
Brittany Laney, Assistant Teacher (Green )
Jeanette Winslow, Staff and Family Support
I am so excited to begin my new role at CBC Preschool as Ministry Assistant to Staff and Families. My goal is to be a resource of faithful support and encouragement to the staff and parents, as we all navigate the daily tasks of working with our beloved children.
My career as a former Director of Weekday Ministries began over 35 years ago. My passion has grown ever stronger, to help provide the highest quality program for children at the heart of the church setting. I am grateful to God, who has guided my education, Master’s Degree in Christian Education and BS in Education from Pfeiffer and Indiana Universities respectively. I have been blessed beyond measure in sharing the message of love, faith and hope with young children all these years.
My son and daughter, Jeff and Jenny have given me the greatest joy of 5 grandchildren: Alanah, Daniel, Weston, Walker and Wells. They are the light of my life!
I am so very thankful for this sacred opportunity and look forward to the year ahead!
Favorite passage: Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will guide your path.
JLow in the Hills
Ms. Stacey was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Union County in 2019 with her husband and oldest daughter. Since then, God has continued to pave the way by sending her to Calvary Baptist Church where she and her family became members in 2022. Prior to her cross-country move, Stacey was a Program Analyst in Higher Education with a passion for helping others. She has been married to her husband for 8 years and has two children now.
Stacey felt the Lord call her to the preschool when she was volunteering to help prepare for its first year. She has since served as an assistant teacher the last two years and is excited for the opportunity to lead.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV
Stacey Farris, Lead Teacher (Yellow)
Jennifer Fugate, Lead Teacher (Red)
Jennifer has lived in Union County her entire life and is the oldest of 4 siblings. She grew up in church and came to know the Lord as her Savior in 1998. Jennifer and her husband Dustin have 2 daughters, Nealy and Macy. As a family their favorite thing to do is go to the beach. While in high school and college Jennifer worked in childcare and then went on to work in the medical field. When her youngest daughter was 2 Jennifer became a
stay-at-home mom until getting the opportunity to work for Calvary Baptist Church Preschool. Jennifer is looking forward to a great year at Calvary.
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be
thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9
Maddie has been a member at Calvary Baptist Church since 2005. Though a few years before she married her husband she explored other churches, she always knew and felt Calvary was her home. Maddie has been married to her incredible husband, Cliff, since 2017. They have two wild and wonderful children, Hallie and Waylon. They decided to return to Calvary for good in 2021 and are so glad they did!
Maddie worked in healthcare as a Radiation Therapist for 8 years and as an x-ray tech prior. She always wanted to work with kids and though she loved working in Radiation Oncology, she always joked that if she could go back, she would do something with childhood education. In God’s perfect and immaculate timing, her dream to work with children is finally coming true. He answered a prayer she didn’t even know she had & not only allows her to work with and teach children, but to also be in an environment that centers it all around Jesus. Her story of how she was called to teach is a beautiful one she’d love to share if you’re willing to hear!
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”
John 1:5 NLT
Maddie Boon, Lead Teacher (Violet)
Abby is the lead teacher in the Teal Room. Abby was born and raised in Union County. Her and her husband, Evan, have been married for 10 years. They have been blessed with two handsome boys, Levi (9) and Maddox (4). Abby has been a stay at home mom since the birth of her first son. She also works part-time as a licensed cosmetologist in her salon that she owns with her mother and sister. Abby and her family enjoy traveling and being on the baseball fields, where both of her boys play and her husband coaches. Abby is actively involved in the local recreation association that both of her boys play at, as well.
Last year Abby helped serve on the PPC as well as a substitute teacher. It was then that she felt the Lord calling her to serve in the Children's Ministry, so she has decided to follow His calling. She is thrilled to come back this year to help teach young children the greatest gift of all, God’s love. She is beyond ready to welcome your sweet babies with open arms and love!
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
Abby Rape, Lead Teacher (Teal)
Ms. Kayla was born and raised most of her life in Union County until she relocated to Pageland, SC. Her husband and her have been married for 6 years and have 2 handsome boys Hunter (3) and Lawson (3).
She worked as an Insurance Representative for 6 years until the birth of their boys. Since then, she has been a stay at home mommy. She enjoys camping at the beach and spending time with her family.
She is no stranger to Calvary Preschool. December 2021 the lord call her to work as a substitute teacher and this will be her second year as a Teacher's Assistant. She loves seeing the children's faces light up when learning about our Lord and Savior.
Kayla Griffin, Teacher Assistant (Purple)
Natalie and her family attend Mt Zion Baptish Church. She came to know the Lord as her Savior in 2003 at a methodist youth camp. She has lived in Union County her entire life. She has been married to her wonderful husband for 15 years and they have two boys, Mason, and Easton. They love to go camping as much as they can together and spend most of their days at the basketball court or baseball fields.
Prior to working at Calvary Preschool, she worked in the medical field. Natalie is so happy to be here another year and to be a part of this wonderful ministry! She has a love for children and especially teaching them about Jesus!
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6