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Brittany Slont, Nursery
Brittany is a native Arizonan. She grew up in the Presbyterian Church but truly gave her life to Christ when she was in Junior High. Following her graduation from Whitworth University Brittany spent 3 years in East Asia as a missionary. She taught English and supported the Christian community. Her love for children continues as a Special Ed teacher in the Mesa School District. Brittany began working at the Spring in 2011 in the nursery and continues to love each child that comes through the door.
Tammy Slont, Nursey
Tammy moved to Arizona in 1983 from Indiana. She loves the sunny days, and warm weather of the valley. She gave her life to Christ at a Young Life camp when she was in High School. Tammy has worked in the Scottsdale Public School District for 18 years. She has two grown children and a menagerie of pets. Tammy feels incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to share Christ’s love with the infants in the nursery.
Nali Velez, Toddlers
Nali has been with the Spring for the past 2 years and has been teaching the Spring toddlers for a year, loving every minute of it. Leading the toddler classroom has helped her to recognize her passion and love for children and their place in God’s world. Nali is a junior at Arizona State University where she is studying Social Work. She plans to pursue a graduate degree in early childhood education because of the experiences that The Spring has given her.
Kelsey Sabori, 2s & 3s
Kelsey is currently finishing her degree of Secondary Education English at Arizona State University. In the Fall of 2016, she began student teaching 10th grade at Metro Tech High School in Phoenix. Upon graduation in December, she hopes to have a full-time teaching position at a high school in the valley. Kelsey met the Lord her junior year of high school, and began getting involved in Young Life. She now leads Young Life in the East Valley at Desert Vista High School, where she mentors and disciples high schools students. Kelsey enjoys reading, braiding and styling hair, and going on coffee dates. She’s been working at The Spring for the past three years and loves working with and getting to know all of the families in the church.
Sonya Yee, Pre-K & K
Sonya is a graduate from ASU with a degree in Family and Human Development and a minor in Speech and Hearing Science. She’s a Tempe native. In addition to the Spring, Sonya enjoys working with children around the Valley with Busy Bees. She enjoys travelling and loves her cat Boyo.
Tiffany Nelson, 3rd-6th Grade
Tiffany Nelson will be serving as Children’s Ministry Intern from Jan1, 2017 thru June 30, 2017 here at The Spring. She was born and raised in Spokane, Washington where she fell in love with ministry. Ever since she was a little girl, Tiffany loved attending Sunday School and learning about Jesus and all that the Bible has to offer. As she grew up, that fascination never faded and she began teaching the same classes that she once attended. This year marks thirteenth years of involvement in Children’s ministry, volunteering in areas from Sunday classes to Vacation Bible School, missions, and numerous church camps. There is nothing more rewarding for Tiffany than when a child is having a blast and learning about the Gospel along the way. That love for volunteering was the foundation which led to her career, leaving behind her Northwest roots to pursue a degree in Youth & Children’s Ministry at Grand Canyon University. Tiffany is currently in her second year in that field at GCU. Her internship here at The Spring is the next great chapter in this epic adventure and she is ultimately thankful for the opportunities God has placed before her. We welcome Tiffany to The Spring.
Rachael Townsend, 1st-2nd Grade