A talented staff that’s dedicated to helping your child learn and grow
Meet Our Faculty
My name is Jayme Wilkinson and I’m the Director of Bethany ECEC. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I am currently in school for my EdD in administration. Previously I taught Kindergarten and 1st grade here at Bethany and am going into my 5th year with the preschool. My husband and I have three children and we currently attend Bethany Lutheran Church. In our spare time we like to play soccer, go to the lake, and garden.
My name is Sandi Swartz and I love being in a Christ-centered preschool.. I have been working with children in a professional setting for 14 years. I live with my wonderful husband, Bruce and we’re blessed with a sweet daughter, Hannah, 15, and Elsa, 3 (our furry –four-legged child pup). I am serving my 10th year as vice-coordinator & unit leader for my daughter’s AHG troop. I enjoy reading, hiking, taking horse riding lessons, and watching movies. I can’t wait to hear all about your favorite things!
2 YEAR OLD TEACHER
My name is Mrs. Lang and I’m a teacher at Bethany ECEC with the two year olds. I’ve worked with children for over 15 years. I’m fascinated with anything medical, so along with my teaching certification I have various certifications and experience in the medical and nursing field. I have a love of education, art and reading. I’m married and have four wonderful children, 5, 11, 12 and 19, as well as several fur babies. We attend West Waynesboro Church of Christ. I’m from Virginia and I’ve always lived here.
3 YEAR OLD TEACHER (3-DAY)
My name is Lindsay Kennedy and I live with my family here in Waynesboro. I have a 7-year old son, Braylon, who graduated from Bethany . In addition to Braylon, my fiancé and I have our niece and nephew at home with us. I’m currently finishing up my Childhood Development Associate’s Degree. I’ve been with Bethany going on my 4th year and have worked with children of all ages. Some of my favorite things are The Yankees, UVA sports, arts and crafts, dark chocolate caramels and children and animals!
4 YEAR OLD TEACHER
My name is Monika Blackburn and this is my 8th year teaching Pre-K here at Bethany ECEC. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing. I grew up in Southern New Jersey and lived there until 2011 when I moved to Virginia with my family. I’m married, and have three children who keep me very busy. We enjoy spending time together as a family and making special memories. We live in Fishersville and are members of Bethany Lutheran Church.
4 YEAR OLD AIDE
My name is Megan Robertson. I grew up in the area and have lived here my whole life. I have a background in healthcare and also have completed a year of nursing training. I’ve also taken several Child Development classes at Blue Ridge Community College and find the subject fascinating. I’ve loved working with children as long as I can remember. I have 2 children of my own; ages 6 and 10, and I've been married 8 years to my wonderful husband. I've been a stay-at-home mom prior to working for Bethany and have focused my attention on raising my children and attending school. With my free time, I enjoy being outside, swimming and camping. I also enjoy traveling and seeing new places. I look forward to meeting you and your children.
My name is Janie Smith and I am a recent transplant to the Waynesboro/Staunton area. I moved here from the Northern Va. and Fredericksburg areas. I am currently teaching music to the 3 year old and Pre-K classes at Bethany ECEC. I have had a wonderful career teaching Special Education, Preschool, and Elementary Education. By far, though, my favorite has been teaching in Lutheran preschools throughout the state! I have also enjoyed directing church children’s choirs as well as adult choirs and ensembles as a music director in various churches. I currently live in Staunton with my husband and when not at home, enjoy visiting our 5 sons and 13 grandchildren, living throughout the state.
Other faces you may run into on campus
Pastor Tim has served as Pastor at Bethany for thirteen years, having previously served in South Carolina and Ohio. He graduated from Valparaiso University and Concordia Seminary, earning his Masters of Divinity degree. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking, refinishing furniture and model railroading. He and his wife, Sue, have three grown children.
DIRECTOR OF LIFESTAGE MINISTRY
I began this position in September of 2017 and I oversee Children, Youth and Small Group ministries, Missions and ECEC/Congregational bridge building. I have a BA in Sociology from Seton Hill College and a MS in Human Resource Development from Western Carolina University. I enjoy being with my family, crafts, decorating & remodeling, cooking and being outside!
Sara came to Bethany as the Administrative Assistant in September 2014 after a career in banking. Sara, her husband, and their 2 children enjoy Bethany as their home church. She loves serving in her role as Administrative assistant and is also a part of the Bethany Early Childhood Education Center Ministry team. Outside of work, she enjoys taking family vacations and loves dogs, especially her dachshund, Annabelle.