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Meet the Team

Dedicated Educators

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Brittany Viehman

Director of Children's Ministries

Brittany Viehmann has served in a number of ways throughout her time at DUMC and is currently serving as part of our Next Generation Ministry team. Her current focus is primarily children and their families. Brittany is passionate about all people and particularly children, knowing they are loved and their beautiful lights shine wherever they are.

 

Brittany spent the majority of her time growing up in Tampa, Florida. She graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana with a Bachelor’s degree in Business which is also where she met her husband, Sean. After moving to Huntersville from the Kansas City area, they found their church home at DUMC. Together Brittany and Sean have three children, Mark, Gwendolyne, and Patrick.

 

In her free time Brittany can be found on the side of an athletic field cheering or coaching soccer. She loves to spend time with family and friends and loves a creative project.

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 Rev. Meredith Hinton

Next Generation Ministry Architect and Pastor of Youth

Reverend Meredith Hinton is an ordained Deacon with approximately 15 years of experience serving youth and families. Meredith has held positions in youth ministry all across the Western North Carolina Conference. In 2014, she served 10 small rural churches in Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties to form one youth ministry. After her time in the mountains, she moved to Charlotte, taking a position at Weddington United Methodist Church as the Youth Minister. 

Meredith is married to the Reverend Brad Hinton, and they have one son, Seth. 

Meredith is passionate about walking alongside entire families on their faith journey. She is particularly interested in equipping families to make talking about faith and asking questions a regular part of their daily lives- not simply bound to Sunday School and Sunday Worship hours. 

Meredith grew up in Winston-Salem and has a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from UNC Charlotte and a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University. Additionally, Meredith is a Level 1 and Level 2 Youth Ministry Coaching Program graduate. 

Meredith enjoys adventures with Seth and Brad in her spare time, being outside, and fitness. She also holds certification as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. 

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Kristie Dock

Administrative Coordinator

Kristie earned her BA in History and her M. ED in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University. After spending nearly 18 years in various higher education administration positions at San Diego State University, she decided to be a full-time mom after moving to Davidson, NC in 2021. Now that her daughter is school-aged, Kristie is excited to begin her work at DUMC Preschool. 

Kristie lives in Davidson with her husband (Tim) and their daughter (Lille). Lille attended TK at DUMC Preschool. Kristie loves to travel, hike, and was recently inducted into the Texas A&M University Athletics Hall of Fame for her accomplishments as a volleyball student-athlete.

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Cindy Forlidas

Cindy earned a BA in Education at NCSU and an M.ED certification in Special Education at Auburn University. She has held various positions in the education field in the last 30 years as a Special Education teacher, Assistant Director and Director of two Montessori schools, and school administrator. She has also been part of the DUMC church staff and a volunteer in many support positions over the past 15 years. She loves working at DUMC preschool and seeing her students grow more independently daily.

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Cameron Gardner

Cameron and her husband are both native North Carolinians and reside in Huntersville with their two boys, Dylan (10) and Jackson (6).  Cameron attended the University of NC at Wilmington and received a BS in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance.  While her background is not in education, she loves children and DUMCP.   Cameron has been a member of DUMC for ten years, and some of her involvements include being a teaching assistant for Sunday school, a Bible School volunteer, and the United Women in Faith Board member.  Both of her children attended the preschool program, and during that time, she was a member of the preschool committee and then served as preschool committee chair for three years.  Cameron loves spending time with her family on the lake and watching her boys play sports. 

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Tracey Roper

Tracey is a native of N.J. She attended college at the University of Richmond in V.A. and received a B.A. in Political Science. She also met her future husband, Marc, during her time there. Upon
graduation, Tracey worked in the Human Resources field until the birth of her daughters, when
she decided to be a stay-at-home mom. She has been happily married to Marc for 25 years and
is the proud mother of Kaitlyn (20), Emerson (17), and Kendall (15). They have the opportunity to
live in N.Y., VA, and N.C. Tracey has spent seven years volunteering in the Davidson

Elementary and Bailey Middle School classrooms while her daughters were in attendance. Tracey has also
spent the past two years as a nanny for two and 4-year-old. She is excited to use her prior experiences to teach in the two-year-old class.

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Holly Roberson

Holly Roberson moved to the Charlotte area after attending the University of Georgia.  She began her teaching career with CMS schools at Cornelius Elementary and Mountain Island Elementary.  She taught second grade but spent the majority of her career teaching Kindergarten.  She took a break from teaching to raise her two boys- both of whom attended DUMC Preschool.  Holly is new to DUMC Preschool this year and has been an active member of DUMC for almost 15 years.  She volunteers at church, helping with the Children's and Youth Ministries.  She is also a member of the DUMC choir.

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Margo Nolen

Ms. Margo has been a teacher at DUMCP for 23 years and has taught all ages. She has been with the terrific two-year-olds for the last seven years. She has enjoyed watching families grow and has had multiple siblings within the same family.
She also does pet sittings and Senior Care.

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Sharon Dawson

Sharon is a native of Concord, NC.  She is married to Dene for 27 years and has a son, Davis (24), and a daughter, Lacey (21).  I received a B.A. in English from Furman University.  I substitute taught in Raleigh and Concord, EC Pre-K through 8th grade.  As a stay-at-home mother, I volunteered with Children's Ministries and loved children of all ages.  I attended church preschool as a child, as did my children.  I love little ones and look forward to guiding them as they grow and learn.

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Julie Rapp

Julie has taught at DUMC since her son was in the two-year-old program.  He just turned 26 and got married!  She loves being a three-year-old teacher and has been privileged to work with many outstanding teachers and parents.  There is lots of learning, laughter, and song in her room as we seek to make the earliest learning experiences positive, developmentally appropriate, and just plain fun.  She and her husband live in Huntersville and have been married for 35 years.

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Jess Cross

Jess has 8+ years of experience teaching children in various school settings. She received her BS in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University. Jess focused primarily on literacy and writing instruction and served as the Professional Learning Community chair in her grade level. She has also taught K-5 science elective classes and looks forward to serving the M, T, and Th 3's class this year! 

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Haley Sheafor

Haley graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a double major in Early Childhood Education and Spanish and was certified to teach pre-K-5. She received her master's in Education of Languages from the College of Charleston in 2018. She comes to Davidson United Methodist Church Preschool from Davidson College Presbyterian Church Preschool, where she taught two and 18-month classes for two years. Before that, she taught threes for three years at a preschool in South Carolina. Haley lives in Cornelius with her twin sister. A former collegiate swimmer, Haley can be seen outside of school at the pool giving swim lessons, coaching swimming, or working out herself. She is excited to get to know all her students and work at DUMCP this year. 

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Jan Boswell

Jan has been working with children of all ages for over twenty-five years.  She earned her bachelor of science in elementary education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an early childhood exemption certificate from Seminole Community College. Director of Christian Education and Children's Ministry at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius.  This included leading weekly chapel lessons for the Bethel Weekday Preschool.  She also taught a Friday enrichment class focusing on character development for their pre-k class.  Before that, Jan served as Program Coordinator for Children's Ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Orlando and for nine years as lead teacher in the pre-k class at the First Presbyterian  Weekday School.  Jas was also employed as the Preschool Department Manager of FAO Schwarz (Orlando) and managed bookstores in both Pennsylvania and Florida.

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Faye Moore

Originally from South Carolina, Faye grew up on a farm, which gave her a wonderful childhood with a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Her career of 40 years was in the medical field, in the capacity of administration. After retirement, Faye had the opportunity to work in the nursery at Bethel Presbyterian Church, allowing her to work in the preschool, and now with the DUMC Preschool. Faye is really happy to have this new career opportunity.

Faye has one son and one grandson, who give her much happiness and joy. Her grandson entered Montreat College in August 2023 on a golf scholarship.

Faye enjoys working in her yard and growing vegetables. You will often find her tending to her garden, canning, and making jam, which she shares with her friends. She feels blessed for her life and thanks God for this goodness. 

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Wendy Bolick

Wendy graduated from Miami University in 1992 and earned her Master's in Elementary Education from Columbia College in 1998. Wendy has over 25 years of experience teaching children from 2 through 3rd grade and is also Title One Reading Recovery certified. She was named Teacher of the Year early in her eight-year elementary education career before focusing on preschool-aged children. Wendy's passion lies in early childhood, with a genuine love of teaching preschoolers. She also enjoys helping children who are struggling readers and spending time tutoring elementary-age children after school hours.

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Andrea Hausler

Andrea has 25+ years of experience teaching children in various school settings. She received her BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology and a Master's in Special Education. In her career, Andrea worked as a speech therapist for elementary and middle school students. She was a valued member of the Committee on Special Education, where she evaluated students and created individualized education programs. After relocating to North Carolina in 2005, Andrea returned to the classroom and has taught at Davidson United Methodist Preschool since 2007.

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Alyssa Schuchard

Alyssa joined the DUMCP staff in the Fall of 2021 but was a parent at the preschool for four years as both her children went through the program.  She also served on the preschool board while her son was a student.  Before moving to North Carolina in 2010, Alyssa taught public and private kindergarten and preschool in New Jersey for ten years.  She has her BS in Early Childhood Education and has led many parent and teacher workshops.

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Misty Parrish

Misty has been with the DUMC Preschool for the past 7 years.  She has worked in the 2-year-old program for 4 years and now calls the 4-year-old program home for the past 3 years as a teacher's assistant.  She loves working at DUMC Preschool.  She lives in Concord, NC, with her husband and son.  When she's not at the preschool, you can find her on a ball field!!

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Chris Joseph

Chris has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education.  She has taught at DUMC Preschool for twelve years, even structuring a program for a group of DUMC children in a private home during the pandemic.  Although tempted with retirement, Chris' love of children keeps her engaged in our program.  She brings a level of enthusiasm and excitement that inspires her class.

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Jennifer Jones

Jennifer is a North Carolina Native who taught kindergarten for 31 years with CMS. She graduated from Western Carolina with a bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a master’s in Curriculum & Instruction. She and her husband live in Huntersville and have a daughter, Savannah, a senior at UNCW. They share their home with two rescue dogs, Riley and Mercy May. She loves teaching and looks forward to watching her TK students learn and grow!

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Marlene Gregg

Marlene came to DUMCP in the Spring of 2022 from another local preschool.  She attended Howard Community College in Maryland and earned her Medical Assistant Certification.  After completing her clinical studies, she discovered a passion for working with children and joined the Johns Hopkins University Hospital Pediatrics Department.  In 2005, she and her husband, Jess, relocated to Huntersville, NC, where they reside with their three children.  Away from the classroom, Marlene enjoys gardening, exploring hiking trails with her dog, photography, and spending time with family and friends.

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Andrea Venus

Andrea Venus grew up in Raleigh,
NC, and graduated from UNCChapel Hill with a BS in Business and
a Master's in Accounting. After five
years in public accounting at
Deloitte, Andrea stayed home to
raise her three kids, all of whom
enjoyed DUMC Preschool! Andrea
now provides financial reporting and
accounting services for several non
profits and small businesses.

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