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Mrs. Edith Davis, Director of Nursery Ministries

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Edith joined our staff as Director of Nursery Ministries in February 2009. She has served as the childcare coordinator for our elementary aged children since 2007. Edith is eager to serve in this exciting, growing ministry of the church. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and worked as an Assistant Vice President for SunTrust Banks for many years before deciding to stay at home to take care of her children. She enjoys volunteering in our children's ministry and teaching 4th grade at a local elementary school. Edith and her husband Mike have been members of HUMC since 2004.


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Mrs. Lisa Cothern,
Children's Ministry Assistant

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Lisa officially began her ministry with children at Heritage in August of 2000. Prior to that, she was a volunteer in Vacation Bible School and Godly Play (4&5 yr. old children's worship) for 3 1/2 years. She and her husband Robert are proud parents of three young children, who have enhanced even more her love for children. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelors degree in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Programming. She was a programmer for Magnolia Federal Bank and the Naval Oceanographic Office at Stennis Space Center for a total of three years before becoming a stay-at-home mother. She is now devoted to her family and the spiritual growth of the children of Heritage Church.


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Mrs. Deanna Brent,
Director of Weekday Preschool

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Deanna has been a part of the Heritage Weekday Preschool since its inception in 1995. She served as a founding board member of the preschool, been a teacher, and has served as the Bookkeeper and Assistant Director of the Heritage Weekday Preschool before becoming its Director in 2013.

A longtime member of Heritage UMC, she has been involved in nearly every aspect of the children’s ministry of Heritage, Deanna brings a heart of love and a deep spiritual wisdom to her position as the weekday preschool director. She is highly regarded as an early childhood educator and administrator, and believes that service to children is the greatest calling in life. Deanna is a 1986 graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and has national certification as a Child Development Associate. She and her husband, Randy, have two adult sons.