My Specialties: I am very organized, I love to make people laugh, I can be a little sarcastic (just a little), and most people would say that I am a pretty good motivator (I always wanted to be the next Zig Ziglar). If I can’t motivate you then I will be very organized in my plan to sarcastically tease you, while others laugh about it, until you become motivated.
Pre-CUMC years: I knew at an early age that I wanted to be in ministry. My mother says that she knew I was called into ministry when I was a teenager. My jobs have included: working in children’s ministry at another church, working in the business world (accounting, financial analyst, manager, etc), and coaching soccer. Yes, someone actually paid me money to be a full time soccer coach (What could be easier? Getting paid to play with kids? Oh, wait…never mind. LOL.). Being a dad has always been a top priority. You know all the things that come along with that: scout leader, soccer coach, spiritual advisor, classroom parent, camp coordinator, cook, maid, chauffer, homework assistant, etc.
The People in My Life: My son Hunter who is in 8th grade and is the greatest blessing in my life. He is an amazing young man who is very considerate of others, a great friend to many, a caring person, and quite funny!!! He has been a straight A student his entire life, a follower of Christ, a solid defender on the soccer field and basketball court, a boy scout, and an animal lover (even cat’s...I just don’t understand the guy)!
What makes me laugh: Life, but it makes me want to cry sometimes too. Not when I’m around your kids…they make me laugh. I think that laughter is one of the best medicines in the world and it doesn’t require a prescription. If you don’t know how to laugh, then call me and I will show you…maybe even write you a prescription! My son makes me laugh every day.
Best Advice I Ever Received: It came from my dad, and I’m not sure if it was advice or a threat. Either way, he said “no matter what you are doing…ALWAYS do your best…God expects it from you”. Could you imagine what the world would be like if we all embraced that mentality?
What I do for CUMC: I am the Director of Children’s Minstries and I do whatever I have to do to make the kids laugh, want to be here, develop friendships, and to learn about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Favorite Food: Mexican Food of course! Do they make other kinds of food? It has to be Chuy’s though. I guess that makes me a Mexican Food Snob.
Favorite Movies: Meet The Parents and Facing The Giants. I know there are other ones but I don’t remember.
Favorite TV Shows: Chuck Absolutely, too funny. It’s one of two TV shows I watch (find me in the hallways at church and I’ll tell you the other).
Favorite Book in the Bible: That’s hard…I love a lot of them. Proverbs is nice, but makes me think I’m reading a fortune cookie. I guess my favorite verse in the Bible can be found in the 24th book, chapter 29...verse 11. Let me know if you like it too. I believe we all need to be more “hands-on” with our Bibles. So, you will have to grab yours to look it up.
Favorite Color: Crimson Red
Things I Love: My family, friends, life, etc. AND…OU Football. It’s a must! Boomer Sooner!
Thing’s I Hate: I don’t like the word “hate”; too strong of a word. I “dislike” the color orange (read above for a better understanding).
What Have I Done for Other Churches: Children’s Ministry and Lay Counseling.
Five Ways to Describe Me: Loving, loyal, encouraging, craft savvy(Pinterest is my new friend...lol), and mommy of two!
Pre-CUMC years: I grew up in a small town twenty minutes north of Beaumont, TX. Good ol' Silsbee, TX!! I'll always be a small town girl at heart and still have a bit of country twang when I talk. ;) I attended college in Beaumont at Lamar University majoring in nursing, but have since felt the calling to work in Children's Ministry!
The People in My Life: My wonderful and amazingly supportive husband, Wayne! He is a fireman for HFD and also a Captain for CyFair-VFD. We have two precious boys, Bryan and Keller; they are only sixteen months apart and keep this mommy on her toes! I can't forget our fur babies; Alba our Heinz 57, Cadee the chiweenie, and our 90 pound puppy, Olivia, the Great Dane! There is never a dull moment in the Davis house!
What makes me laugh: My youngest Keller, he is quite the comedian!
What I do for CUMC: I am the Associate Director of Children's Ministries. I work alongside Mr. Joel; we come up with new and exciting ways to guide and prepare children for their relationship with Christ!
Favorite Food: Salsa and chips from Munchies Ole. It's a little Mexican restaurant in Silsbee...best Tex Mex ever!
Favorite Movies: Tough decision, I am a total movie buff. I do have a fondness for older movies. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir(1947) is a good one, Rex Harrison and Gene Tierney.
Favorite TV Shows: Downton Abbey, when I am able to watch adult shows! Most of the time I'm watching Bubble Guppies, Rescue Heroes, or Team Umizoomi with Bryan and Keller.
Favorite Scripture in the Bible: Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.
Favorite Color: Burnt Orange! Hook 'em Horns! I know how much Mr. Joel LOVES the Texas Longhorns...haha!
Things I Love: My GOD! My family, friends and fur babies!
What Have I Done for Other Churches: Volunteering with Children's Ministry and Youth at FUMC-Silsbee. Two years ago I worked as the Children's Ministry Assistant for CUMC, so it's great to be back! :)
More than 40 years ago my husband and I came to visit CUMC. We were greeted so warmly that we chose to join the following Sunday. Little did I know that my journey of faith would allow me to grow up in this church. I have had the opportunity to teach Sunday School, direct VBS, become UMW president, serve on numerous committees, participate in countless Bible Studies and even take care of lawn and landscaping when the need arose.
I have been privileged to be on staff of Wee Wuns since its beginning in 1971. I have served as director for the past 35+ years. The blessings I have known in this position are far more than I could count. It has been a joy to get to know thousands of young children and their families.
My husband, Jim, and I have been married for almost 45 years. Our 3 grown sons and their spouses are all members of CUMC.
The time I get to spend with my grandchildren is precious to me. They are all beautiful gifts from God. We enjoy cooking, going for walks, visiting and feeding our animals and admiring fluffy clouds and amazing sunrises and sunsets. I am so proud that all 8 have had the opportunity to be student in Wee Wuns.
I am the Program Director for Wee Wins and have worked here for 24 years. I started work at Wee Wuns because my children were attending and I found my calling in life as far as a job is concerned. I love Wee Wuns and I am so happy to work here. The sweetest sound I know is the laughter of a child. My Granddaughter Colombe attended school here and what a great start she has had. Many former students have brought their children here. That says a lot about the reputation of Wee Wuns. I have 3 children and 4 Grandchildren with 3 more on the way. I love to spend time in Galveston with my family. They say that your home is where your heart is. If that is true then my home is here at Wee Wuns.
Everyday brings new challenges and every year means graduation ceremonies and new students to teach and love. Many times we have waiting list because all the classes are full. That speaks a lot as to how the Wee Wuns Ministry is thought of by the community we serve. I consider it an honor and a blessing to be allowed to do something I truly love.
Two of my favorite things in life are babies and organizing people. With each one, you get to see a fabulous finished product. Each time I see a child, they are a new wonderful creation, growing and changing right before my eyes, a new "product" every day. Being Childcare Coordinator is exciting. Not only do I get to coordinate and work with a great group of ladies, but I get to play with, love and care for children every day.
Besides working at CUMC, I am a preschool teacher, a PTO volunteer at elementary and middle school and a taxi driver. My two children (a boy and girl) and husband keep me pretty busy too!
Five words that describe me are: Caring, crafty, funny, loving, and organized
The people in my life are: my parents, my brother, my best friend, Lindsey, and my puppy, Koda (even though she is technically not a person)!
Where I'm from: Houston (kinda boring, I know)
What makes me laugh: I always get the best laughs while teaching Sunday school! The kids are just too funny!
What I do for CUMC: I am the assistant to Joel and Caitlin in the Children's Ministry! I love to work with them on planning events and other things. Other than that I teach the 4 year old Sunday school class at 9:30 every Sunday and work in the nursery sometimes.
Favorite food: I love anything chocolate! Candy, cookies, cake... anything!
Favorite Movies: I don't really watch many movies but my favorite movie ever since I was little has been Grease which I can recite all the lines to!
Books I'm reading: Besides my textbooks for school I don't really read, but I am trying to read Les Miserables.
Car I drive: My car is the little orange Volkswagen beetle that all the kiddos love to "punch buggy" their parents on! I absolutely love my bug, and it just so happens to be my favorite color which Joel hates! Hehee :)
Bible verse I like: Jeremiah 29:11
Best Advice I Recieved: I'm not answering the "best advice question" because I can't remember any advice. It's usually in one ear and out the other! I like to figure things out the hard way.