Kindergarten

Wendy YoumansTeacher
Julia Perez
Julia PerezTeacher
Julia has been attending Dover since 2018 but she has served in Children’s Ministry teaching 3-5 year olds, 6-8 year olds, and 9-11 year olds for 16 years before coming to Dover. She started serving in Children’s Ministry at Dover in 2019 in the Kindergarten Sunday School class.
She enjoys watching the kids grow spiritually and how they learn Bible truth that are new to them.
She believes that while it is not hard to serve in ministry, it’s always easy. However, the rewards are priceless. Watching a child light up when he/ she understands something and knowing that you were involved in that experience is awesome.
She has been married to her husband Jose for over 30 years and they enjoy the outdoors like beaching, boating, fishing, camping, etc. She also enjoys learning about the human body, health, and nutrition.
Her favorite passage is Psalm 119:129-136. She loves working with 1st-3rd group and her favorite Bible story is the birth of Christ.

1st Grade

Sara & Dan ShockTeachers
Essie RichardsonTeacher

2nd Grade

Frank & Sheila Wilkerson
Frank & Sheila WilkersonTeachers
Frank & Sheila have attended Dover for 20+ years and served in Children’s Ministry for 17+ years. They have always taught 2nd grade and currently serve as 2nd grade Sunday School teachers. Sheila also serves 2nd & 3rd grade Missions teacher, on our Missions Committee, and is a part of our Sprouts Ministry. Frank is a part of our Ushers Ministry and helps in many other area!

Their favorite part of serving are the blessings they receive from watching kids grow in Christ and accept Jesus in their hearts. It is such an honor to serve in God’s Children’s Ministry! Children’s Ministry has changed their lives and they invite others to receive in the blessing. If the door is open, they encourage you to walk through it and God will take you on a journey you never expected.

They want families to know that 1) a family that prays together, stays together and 2) make sure you have family worship together. Their favorite Bible story is the road to Damascus because no matter where you are in life, God can change it in a minute. Their favorite age to teach is 7-8 year olds and their favorite verse is 2 Timothy 2:15.

Pat Koritta
Pat KorittaTeacher
Pat has been at Dover since 2015 and has been serving in Children’s Ministry since 2016. She currently teaches 2nd grade Sunday School but also serves in VBS and at many other children’s event during the year.
Her favorite part of children’s ministry is seeing what an impact learning about Jesus and the Bible has on their lives. She loves seeing their eyes light up when they talk about Jesus and hearing the love in their hearts.
She says Children’s Ministry is an awesome spiritual blessing. The Bible tells us that kids are a blessing from God. If you want to see people come to Christ, then Children’s Ministry is where you want to be!
She loves Jesus, her family, and her church. She has a 5 year old granddaughter that she helps in her spiritual walk with Jesus too. She wants to share her love of Jesus with the children and how much He loves them. She wants to teach them to be disciples for Jesus.
Her favorite verse is Matthew 18:12 “…If someone has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, won’t he leave the ninety-nine on the hillside and go and search for the stray?”

3rd Grade

Leslie CobbTeacher
Kelly BoudreaxHelper

4th Grade

Linda YanceyTeacher

5th Grade

Gloria Lazier
Gloria LazierTeacher
Gloria has been at FBC Dover since 2010 but has been involved in Children’s Ministry since 2008 in Charlotte, NC and Bell Shoals before coming to Dover. She is a retired teacher of 42 years and currently serves as our 5th grade Sunday School teacher each Sunday morning at 9:15am. She has two children of her own, one of which serves as a youth pastor at Lee Summit Baptist Church in Missouri.

Her favorite part of serving in Children’s Ministry is getting to assist in the spiritual development of kids instead of just their educational development. She is thrilled and honored to help make young disciples of Christ.

“Being in Children’s Ministry is a rewarding opportunity! We are being the help that families need to grow close and stay close as a family in Christ, the ultimate strong foundation for every family! The Children’s Ministry begins to build and nurture the children’s growth spiritually. It also puts the needed resources in the parents hands to aid the in having home discussions about God.

I love teaching kids of all ages. I want to make a positive impact on families hungry for God to be the center of their family. My favorite Bible story is ‘The Good Neighbor’. ‘Love the Lord your God. Love Him with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind. Also, you must love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ Luke 10:27

Gloria’s favorite Bible verse is 1 Peter 5:10 NLT “In His kindness God called you to share in His eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, He will restore, support, and strengthen you, and He will place you on a firm foundation.”

LeAnna Barber
LeAnna BarberTeacher