Jennifer McDaniel is a certified elementary school teacher and taught third and fourth grade in three DFW-area school districts. For the past three years she has served as the Director of preschool minstires for Peace Lutheran Church in Hurst, overseeing and developing curriculum for the church's Parents/ Day out program and directing the preschool and kindergarten Sunday school program. She also has served as the assitant director for the church's Vacation Bible School.
Jennifer and her husband, Clay, and their three children, moved to Aledo about a year ago. In addition to her church work, Jennifer also served as a Computer Lab instructor for Aledo ISD during the 2015-16 school year.
Jayne Dawson and her family joined AUMC in 1976. With a background in education, Jayne volunteered to serve as Children's lay minister. She served in all areas of the church and on the design team for the Education Building. In 1990, with the consecration of the building, Jayne was hired as the first Education Minister of Aledo United Methodist Church. In this position she coordinated all age level programs from infant through adult. In 2007, Jayne became the director for the Week Day Preschool, the position in which she currently serves.
Jayne's passion is children. Her favorite quote is, "A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child".