Childcare & Preschool Staff

Childcare & Preschool Staff

Childcare & Preschool Staff

Albright, Amanda
Childcare & Preschool Staff
Mandi and her busband, Eric, currently live in Baltimore and she is coming back to join FCA after student teaching in 2nd grade.
She graduated from Ohio Christian University with a degree in Early Childhood and also has previous childcare and preschool experience.
Mandi is married to her best friend, Eric and is active in her church and serves in the coffee shop, children's church and the nursery. 
Her favorite bible verse is Phil 4:6 - Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Bash, Isabella
Childcare & Preschool Staff
Isabella is a recent graduate from Nelsonville-York High School. 
She likes traveling and exploring new places.  She also enjoyes spending time with family and friends.
Isabella's life verse is: 1 John 4:4 -  You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 
Mrs. Lane Bennett
Bennett, Mrs. Lane
Preschool Teacher
Childcare & Preschool Staff

Lane Bennett comes to us a graduate from Ohio Northern University where she studied music and art. She has been in elementary education since 1992 and has served at Fairfield Christian Academy since the year 2000. During this time Mrs. Bennett taught Kindergarten full-time for twelve consecutive years.   

Ms. Katelyn Brake
Brake, Ms. Katelyn
Childcare Teacher
Childcare & Preschool Staff

Katelyn is a 2010 FCA graduate, and is currently working towards her Bachelor’s in Psychology at OSU-Newark, with future aspirations of earning her Masters in Counseling.

She serves in her Church nursery, youth group, does babysitting, and has Forest Rose field experience.

Some of Katelyn's hobbies and interests are music, singing, mission work, traveling

“I am very involved in my church. I love being outside in 70 degree weather, spending time with family and friends. Jesus Christ is #1 in my life.”

Brant, Jessica
Childcare & Preschool Staff
Jessica is a graduate of Fairfield Christian Academy.  Her siblings attend FCA and her family has been very involved at FCA.
She really enjoys playing softball and helping kids.   Her goal is someday to combine those two interests and do it for the glory of God.
Jessica is involved in her church and serves as a leader in the Children's Ministry and Youth Ministry.
Her life verse is: Ecclesiastes 4:12 - " Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.  A cord of three strands is not quickly broken".
Ms. Breanna Burrell
Burrell, Ms. Breanna
Childcare Teacher
Childcare & Preschool Staff

Breanna graduated from Fairfield Chrisitan Aademy in 2015 and is currently attending Mount Carmel College of Nursing studying for her Bachelor's in Nursing. 

She has served in her church nursery along with babysitting for others.  

Breanna enjoys music, singing, reading and traveling. 

Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know that plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prospoer you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Mrs. Tammie Carroll
Carroll, Mrs. Tammie
Childcare Teacher
Childcare & Preschool Staff

Tammie holds an Associates Degree in Special Education from Ohio University.

Some of her favorite hobbies and interests are reading and spending time with family

“I feel very blessed to be able to work at FCA.”

Mrs. Tammy Carter
Carter, Mrs. Tammy
Childcare Teacher
Childcare & Preschool Staff

Tammy has served as an Educational Assistant for 6 years, In-Home Child Care provider for 10 years, Children’s Ministry Leader for 9 years.  She also was a Learning Center Director for 6 years and Learning Center Assistant Director for 6 years, 

Tammy has a Bachelor of General Studies with Kindergarten Endorsement from Ball State University.

Some of her hobbies and interests are Children’s ministries, Sunday School teacher, gardening.  SHe has been married for 30 years, has 4 children, and 4 grandchildren.

Chenoweth, Rebecca
Childcare & Preschool Staff
Rebecca comes to FCA with 3 years childcare experience.  She has a son in elementary currently attending FCA.
Rebecca serves in the nursery and children's ministry at her church.  Her interests ae being with her children, taking pictures and serving in her church.
Favorite Bible Verse:  Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Mrs. Jen Clark
Clark, Mrs. Jen
Preschool Teacher
Childcare & Preschool Staff

Jen has 10+ years serving in the FCA Early Education Dept.

She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Ohio University

Jen enjoys traveling with her family, playing tennis, bike riding, running and listening to Christian Talk Radio.

Cooper, Jennifer
Childcare Teacher
Childcare & Preschool Staff
Jennifer has taught children in bible class at her church, Lancaster Church of Christ.  She teaches ages 5-17, and some adults, in addition to cooking and baking classes at cooking school. 
Jennifer is a graduate of Berne Union and Ohio University.  She holds a Bachelor degree in specialized studies. 
She enjoys spending time with her family, church involvememnt, commnity, teaching and sharing with others how to bake and cook.
Durkin, Elizabeth
Childcare & Preschool Staff
Lizzy is a graduate from Fairfield Christian Academy and currently resides in Canal Winchester.
She was a former Cosmetologist and has chosen to follow her passion which is working with children.
Lizzy loves playing the guitar, singing, camping and being with friends and family.  
She currently attends Grace Fellowship and serves in the worship band.
Her favorite bible verse is:  Exodus 14:14, The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
Keirns, Lori
Childcare & Preschool Staff
 Lori and her husband are residents of Baltimore Ohio and they have 3 children.  Lori has been in home health care for 15 years.  She graduated from Liberty Union High School.
In her free time Lori enjoys going ot the movies, reading, and playing board games with her family.
Lori attends the Grove Church and is involved in the Nursery and help with VBS.
Her life verse is: Isaiah 41:10 - ""So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Mrs. Tia Lytle
Lytle, Mrs. Tia
Childcare Teacher
Childcare & Preschool Staff

Tia owned and operated home childcare in New Lexington for 8 years; Children’s ministry at FCC for past 14 years.

She is a graduate of Apache Jct High School (Arizona), 2.5 years Theater Education 

Tia enjoys reading, crocheting, baking—especially cookies!

Mr. Micah McCoy
McCoy, Mr. Micah
Childcare Teacher
Childcare & Preschool Staff
Micah has worked with children at his church for many years. He also is a Sunday School helper and works in the puppet ministry.

MIcah graduated from Lancaster High School and is currently attending Ohio University in Lancaster majoring in social work. Micah also attended FCA when he was in Preschool

He is a lover of music! Micah sings, plays the piano 7 guitar. He is a worship leader, praise singer and plays the guitar in his the praise band at his church. Michah also is an animal lover and was in 4H for many years.

Favorite Verse: Phillipians 3:14 “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."


Mrs. Lettie Mosley
Mosley, Mrs. Lettie
Childcare Teacher
Childcare & Preschool Staff
Lettie has served many years leading Sunday School and AWANA.
Some of her hobbies are watching University of Kentucky basketball, grandkids, playing cards with church friends, the ocean and beaches.

Phillips, Leah
Childcare Teacher
Childcare & Preschool Staff
Leah taught Sunday School at Fairfield Christian Church for 2 years and 4 years at Crossroads church, Lancaster campus.
She graduated from Bloom-Carroll high school in 2017 and is currently attending OUL for special education.
Leah enjoys sports, being outside, music and having fun!
Reif, Noelle
Childcare & Preschool Staff
Noelle is a graduate of Ohio Christian University where she earned her bachelor's degree in Children's Ministry. 
She serves in her church as a worship team member, youth leader, K-4 teacher and she is also a kid's worship leader.
Noelle enjoys drawing, painting, dancing, shopping and attending concerts.
Her favorite scripture verse is: 2 Tim 3:16 "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,"
Rogers, Ciara
Childcare & Preschool Staff
Mrs. Maria Schellhase
Schellhase, Mrs. Maria
Childcare Teacher
Childcare & Preschool Staff
Maria has worked as a substitute at Lancaster City Schools.  She was also an autistic child's one-on-one teacher for 3 years.  Additionally she worked at Greenbrier Country Club for 8 years as a supervisor for childcare.
Maria is a '87 graduate from Fairfield Christian Academy and will be attending Lancaster School of Ministry this fall.
Maria loves to encourage others which is such a blessing to our children at FCA.
She and her husband currently attend Life Church where they serve as youth leaders, and Maria sings in the church band. 
Mrs. Tracy Snoke
Snoke, Mrs. Tracy
Childcare Teacher
Childcare & Preschool Staff

Tracy and her husband Mike have 2 children attending FCA.  Tracey also volunteers in her church nursery.

She graduated from Lancaster High School in 1987, and attended Columbus College of Art & Design Photography/Advertising

Some of her hobbies are camping, hiking, quading, scrapbooking, and photography.

Mrs. Kim Swann
Swann, Mrs. Kim
Childcare Teacher
Childcare & Preschool Staff

Kim has worked several yeas in the Toddler Room at FCA, has served as Vacation Bible School leader, been involved in Children’s Bell Choir and for 8 years was as a Stay-at-Home Mom of 5 children. 

She enjoys antiquing and baking.

Kim has been in ministry with United Methodist Church for over 30 years where her late husband served as Pastor.   They have 3 sons, 2 daughters and grandchildren!

Mrs. Tondi Wheat
Wheat, Mrs. Tondi
Childcare Teacher
Childcare & Preschool Staff

Tondi has 10 years experience as an in-home childcare provider; has previously served as a Preschool/Childcare Administrator and is mom of 3 children. 

She graduated from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University with a B.A.  Tondi also attend and graduated from Logan HIgh School.  

Hobbies/Interests: She loves to write, read, spend time with family and is an avid learner!

Favorite Verse: II Cor. 4:8-10, “8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body."

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