Our staff is dedicated to providing your child with a positive learning experience. Our teams work together to assure that your child is getting the best possible experience and to facilitate a positive learning experience. If your child needs any additional help to be successful in the classroom, they work closely with the Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County School and independent therapist. All teachers have additional college education or experience in the classroom and are required to take additional training classes yearly. We have a dedicated CPR/First Aid / Health member on staff. We follow all NC Child Care Licensing rules concerning Staff / Child Ratios in the classroom.

Our Teachers

Connie Roberts

Director / Teacher of 4 Year Old Classroom

Connie Roberts has been with our program since the beginning. She has been a part of the Preschool for nineteen years and she and her family have been a members of the church for 20 years. Prior to coming to work at the Preschool, she owned and operated her own Child Care Center. She is married to Ray and they have three children. Her daughter is a Special Education teacher in Haywood County. One of her sons is serving in the US Air Force and currently stationed in Texas. Her youngest son, a graduate of the Preschool is attending  UNC Charlotte.  She also enjoys visiting her granddaughter and her Mom,  who is currently serving in the US Air Force and stationed in California. Connie has a Degree in Computer Science. She also has her Child Care Credentials, Child Care Director’s Credentials and numerous early childhood classes. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. They also enjoying spending time at the lake.

Lena DeVaynes

Team Teacher of the 2 Year Old Classroom

Lena DeVaynes is originally from Sweden. She enjoys seeing all the different personalities each new school year. She has been with our program for over 10 years. She is married to Billy and they have two children. Jasmine, who is attending AB Tech and Jacob, who is  in Middle School. Both of her children attended and graduated from the Preschool. Lena stays busy working at the preschool and at another job. In her free time, she enjoys spending it with her family.

Reba Warren

Team Teacher of the 2 Year Old Classroom

Reba Warren enjoys working with the two year olds. She has been apart of our team for several years. She believes that some of the most important skills to have when working with little children is patience, flexibility and love. She has her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Reba is married to Jamie Warren and they have two children. Landon and Brooke and both attended and graduated from the Preschool Program. They are currently attending school in the Enka District. As a family, they love to read, have movie nights and enjoy the outdoors.

Krista Caldwell

Team Teacher of the 3 Year Old Classroom

Krista has been with our team for several years.  She attended the church growing up and was active in the Youth group program here at the church.  She is currently married and resides in Clyde, NC.  She has a son, Logan ,  who was a former student and graduate of our preschool program.  She enjoys the outdoor life especially camping, fishing and kayaking.

Autumn Robinson

Team Teacher of the 3 Year Old Classroom

Autumn joined our staff in January 2019.  She is a local girl who graduated from Enka High School.  She is married to Dylan Robinson and they have a daughter, Rayne. She is also expecting her second child in October 2019.  She has previously worked with children in the Buncombe County School System.  She enjoys spending time with her family and they are looking forward to the new addition to the family.

Support Staff

We appreciate our Session and Congregation for all their help and support of our program.