Jessica has been employed at Camellia WEM since 2000, and the Director of the Weekday Education Ministry since 2011. She began her educational journey here in Camellia's own Weekday program at the age of 3. She graduated from New Life Christian Academy in 2003 and continued her education at Auburn University of Montgomery, graduating from there in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Childhood Education. Jessica is happily married to her husband, Nate. Together they have two rambunctious boys, Josiah and Gabriel. Jessica loves sports and outdoor activities. Among her favorites are softball, camping with her family, and cheering heartily for the Auburn Tigers. Jessica and her family attend church here at Camellia, where she is actively involved the Discover Life program, the media team, as well as other ministries. God challenges Jessica on a daily basis to fulfill His calling on her life as a Leader in Camellia's Weekday Program. She truly cherishes the opportunity to plant the seeds of God's love into the hearts and minds of the children and views each child as an opportunity to fulfill the Great Commission.
Assistant to the Director
Jessica has been employed at Camellia since July 2005. During that time, she has served as a teacher in our Toddler and Infant Classrooms. She recently accepted the Assistant Director's position in August of 2017. She is married to Waylon and they have two outgoing boys, Travis and Shawn. Her caring and loving personality bring peace to the center and smiles to people's faces. Jessica and her family attend church here at Camellia where she is actively involved in the Music Ministry and the Wednesday Night Supper Crew, among other ministries. Jessica loves spending time with family, outdoor activities, and watching movies! She has a heart for ministry and truly shares our mission.
Janet became Camellia’s Children’s Ministry Director and the Finance Administrator for our Weekday Education Ministry in 2008. She also has served as the Christian Life Center Director since 2013. Janet is from California, and has been married to her loving husband Paul for over 34 years. They have one daughter, April, who is married to Eric Meredith and two grandblessings, Anna Grace and Charlotte (Charlee). Janet persued an Accounting/Business degree at Troy University Montgomery. She has been serving in children’s ministry, church layman teaching, and leadership positions for 34 years as well as working in the business and corporate world. Janet enjoys actively serving in our Women’s Ministry, camping, softball, sewing, crafting, and reading (when she has time). Serving and ministering to children as they come to know Jesus, and watching them build a relationship with Him is what inspires her.