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Preschool Staff

Ann resizedANN KNIGHT
Director of Children's Ministries

Ann is a native of Lynchburg and has been a member of Rivermont since 1998. She has served in many areas of our children’s ministries. In her role as Director, she oversees all the Children’s Ministries for the nursery through 4th grade and the Rivermont Preschool. Her passion is working with children and her gifts are teaching and administration. Ann's daughter, Jenni, works in South Carolina. Ann’s degree from Longwood University is in elementary education with a minor in math. Ann enjoys reading, crocheting, playing the piano and gardening.  

1007KIMBERLY KELLY
Administrative Assistant

Kimberly Kelly has been the preschool’s Administrative Assistant since August, 2008. She handles the financials, student registration information, and much of the office work associated with the preschool. Her passion to help others is a blessing to Ann, the teachers and parents. Kimberly and Sean have two children, Elizabeth and Josh. Kimberly’s degree from LU is in accounting and she has a certification in CPR and First Aid. She loves to share her knowledge of nutrition with others and enjoys teaching a nutrition lesson to our preschoolers once a year! Kimberly enjoys coffee with friends, getting great deals on groceries, preparing and eating healthy foods, and organic gardening.

Macarah resizedMACARAH COLLINS
Two Year Old Teacher
Macarah Collins is a graduate of Liberty University with a degree in Biblical Studies. She is currently working on her Masters in Biblical Exposition and Masters of Divinity. Her passion is teaching the word of God to others and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to teach the little one’s here in the church. Her ultimate goal is to attain a PhD in Theology and Apologetics in hopes to teach collegiate Bible courses and helping people to learn and fall in love with God’s word.  She has been working in the nursery and RFN since the end of 2017. In her free time, Macarah enjoys reading, studying the Bible, and journaling.

Paige2PAIGE DARDEN
Three Year Old Teacher
Paige Darden teaches our three year olds. She has a background in speech and language with a master’s degree in Communication Science Disorders. She has many years of experience in working with children here at Rivermont, teaching Sunday School, Bible Clubs, and on staff with the preschool since 2012. In her free time, Paige loves tennis and reading. She and Norman have one daughter, Claudia. Paige likes to say that her job as a preschool teacher at Rivermont is the perfect combination of speech therapist and party planner . . . fun with a purpose! 

Nicole resizedNICOLE FITTS
Two Year Old Teacher
Nicole Fitts teaches the two-year-old class. She has had two children attend Pre-K here at Rivermont (with a third joining the Threes this year!) and has spent time teaching and working with children at summer camps, Vacation Bible School, 5-Day Clubs, and mission trips. Nicole has a degree in biology with a concentration in technical communications from King University and works as a copy editor in her spare time. Nicole grew up in Roanoke and has lived in Lynchburg since marrying her husband, Jared, in 2013. Jared and Nicole have three boys and a dog. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys reading, crafting, painting, playing outside with her kids, and a good cup of coffee. She looks forward to spending time with the Two’s and watching them grow and learn throughout the year!

1003KIMBERLY REYNOLDS
Three Year Old Teacher
Kim Reynolds teaches our three year olds. She has worked at Rivermont for many years now in our nursery programs and in the preschool. She has a degree in studio art from Randolph Macon Woman’s College. Kim grew up on a farm in Nelson County and has lived in Lynchburg for fifteen years. In her spare time she enjoys reading, drawing, and painting. With her art background, she thoroughly enjoys working with her three year olds in their arts and crafts projects! 

Dawn resizedDAWN TALLEY

Pre-K Teacher
Dawn Talley teaches our Pre-K class. She has been in Lynchburg since 2013 and loves living in central Virginia.  She is married and has two children.  Her son is grown and on his own, but her daughter, a student at Brookville High School keeps her busy most days! She loves to hike and explore what Virginia has to offer with her family when she has time. Dawn has worked with children in various capacities for more than 20 years.  She loves their enthusiasm, sense of adventure and excitement for what each new day holds.  She especially loves the opportunity at Rivermont Presbyterian to teach the children about Jesus and His great love for them! 

sccgroup_2_003STACEY VAN VOORHIS
Pre-K Teacher
Stacey Van Voorhis teaches our Pre-K class. She is a graduate of Covenant College with a degree in Sociology and Art. She has been a stay at home mom for many years. She is active at her church in the nursery and also does some in-home childcare. She and her husband, Tim, have four boys and one girl. In her free time she enjoys walking, painting furniture, being outdoors and spending time with her family. "I love playing with these sweet two-year-olds! They are so precious and it is fun to watch their delight as they discover so many new things about the world!"