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 12 years. Jennifer and her husband, Justin are raising 2 beautiful girls, Skylar (12) and Marleigh (9). 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 (Blue)
Cheryl has been married to her wonderful, hard working husband Steve, for 13 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters, Olivia (12) and Emma (7). They consider their girls to be two of their greatest blessings. She enjoys family movie nights, riding 4-wheelers, decorating, crafting, and being outdoors. Cheryl is going into her 6th year of teaching preschool. 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 11 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”
“You are a child of God, You are wonderfully made, dearly loved and precious in his sight”
Heather Hooks, Lead Teacher (Violet)
Heather and her husband, Bill have been married 18 years and have two children, Ethan, an 8th grader and Emery, a 4th grader for the 2022-2023 school year.
The family lives in Monroe with their miniature Schnauzer, Zoe. As a family, they enjoy taking walks, hanging out in nature, going to the pool and the beach, and family movie night.
Heather, Ethan, and Emery like to read together. They'll pick a book that has been made into a movie, read the book first, and then watch the movie. Heather enjoys reading when she has free time. She also loves to write and blogs for Christ at heatherhooks.com.
The Hooks Family are members at Calvary Baptist Church.
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 has been a daycare teacher for 13 years. She knew from a young age working with children is exactly what she was called to do. Lindsay is engaged to a hard working farmer, Justin, and they have been together for 5 years. She has 3 beautiful children of her own, Kaleigh (12), Brycen (10) and Hayden (3). And will soon have 2 bonus children, Jackylin (18) and Bucky (15).
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 and loves her church family.
In her free time, she likes to be with family and friends, go on random day trips/adventures or just be at home with her kids.
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.”
As a Christ follower, her passion is to disciple children and serve others. She has been married for 14 years to her loving husband Jonathan. They have two beautiful children together. Maggie will be in the third grade this year and Watson will be starting his 2nd year at preschool. They are members at Calvary Baptist Church. As a family they enjoy watching movies, traveling, raising chickens, chasing the dog, and going to their favorite ice cream spots!
Ms. Brittany has previous experience in preschool as a Lead and as an assistant teacher. She feels working with children is the most rewarding part of her day. She will be an assistant in the Teal Room this school year.
One of her favorite life verses is
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Brittany Plyler, Assistant Teacher (Teal)
Brittany grew up in Union County and she married her high school sweetheart Tim. Together they have been married for 16 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 is excited for this opportunity to show Jesus' love to the kids and teach them about the wonderful things He has done!
Brittany Laney, Assistant Teacher (Yellow )
Jeanette Winslow, Ministry Assistant to CBC Preschool Staff and Families
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
Stacey and her husband, Daniel, have been married for 6 years and have one child. As a family, they enjoy gardening, taking walks, vacationing in the mountains, and movie night. Stacey was born and raised in Southern California and moved with her family to Union County in 2019. Prior to their move, Stacey was employed in Higher Education for nearly a decade. She has enjoyed play-based learning with her own daughter for the last two years and excitedly awaits a new adventure at Calvary Baptist Church Preschool.
1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
Stacey Farris, Assistant Teacher (Green)
Jennifer Fugate, Assistant Teacher (Blue)
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
Sarah and her husband, Mark, have been married for 8 years and have 2 children. They moved back to their hometown in Union County a few years ago to be closer to family. Sarah earned her nursing degree in college and began caring for others and building relationships. Sarah also spent 12 years as a retail manager. She has a passion to serve others and the Lord. She loves to read to children, sing songs, and do crafts. Sarah finds joy in watching children explore new things and see their creativity and imagination expand.
Sarah and her family attend Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte where she actively serves in children’s preschool ministries. She teaches Sunday school, Awana, and VBS. One of her favorite things other than spending time at the beach and pool with her family is VBS. Sarah has a servants heart and finds joy in doing the Lords work and sharing the love of God with children.
Psalm 13:5-6 But I trust in your unfailing love, my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he he been good to me.
Matthew 12:20 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench...
Sarah Whitley, Lead Teacher (Yellow)
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.
Last year, she was blessed with the opportunity to be a substitute teacher at CBC Preschool. This year, she is excited to be coming back as a teacher assistant in the Violet Room!
Kayla Griffin, Teacher Assistant (Violet)
Ms. Natalie is no stranger to CBC Preschool. She spent last year subbing in many classrooms and now will be the assistant in the Purple Room. Natalie has been married to her best friend for 14 years. They have two wild boys, plus a new fur baby. She spends most of her free time watching her boys play baseball and basketball. They love to go camping every chance we get.
Natalie also is a registered nurse of 14 years. She loves kids and especially teaching them about Jesus!! She is so thankful the Lord opened this door to teach preschool this year.