Teresa Chisum has served as Director of Children and Family Ministries at Aledo UMC since November 2019. She has served in the Aledo UMC children’s ministries for over twelve years volunteering as a Sunday School teacher from nursery to Pre-K as well as 5th and 6th graders. She received her degree in Family Relations at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. When she graduated, she worked in Child Protective Services as well as Elder Care.
Her love for children and families has led her back to serve full time.
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 infants through adults. 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".