Meet our Staff:
Level 3 Provider
My journey at Agape’ started when I attended here for preschool. From there I went on to do many different things but eventually ended up back at Agape’ as a cook. Went from cook to floater then eventually a lead teacher opening up our first infant room. The Foursquare Church has always been my home and a huge part of my life. I actually worked for the church a few years before I took over as Director of Agape’. I am married and have a growing family of boys. I love God and I love kids so Director is a great fit for me
My name is Mara Neal. I love working at Agape'. Previously, I was a lead toddler teacher here and I still maintain my CDA. I enjoy getting to know all of the children here as well as our Agape' families. I am married and have two beautiful girls. Being a parent, I understand wanting the absolute best care for your child. I strongly believe Agape' does this as well as provide them with a strong foundation of loving Jesus.
K4 Assistant Teacher
My name is Ms. Emma and I came to work at Agape in November of 2019. In my time here I have worked with ages ranging from 6 weeks to 2 years. It is an amazing blessing to be able to watch a child grow and learn. I am excited at the opportunity to partner with Mrs. Willmore in her K-4 class to help spark a love for learning.
Outside of my time at Agape I am a wife and a mother to my son and my two daughters. I have lived in Indiana for the majority of my life and in New Castle since 2014. I have been involved in children’s ministry through my church in one way or another for over 9 years and am so I am so happy to be able to be a part of Agape.
Lead Teacher (Room 14)
My name is Lesa Stewart. I am happily married to Dewayne Stewart for 34 years. We have been blessed with 4 children. I began my early childhood career almost 27 years ago here at Agape’ Learning Center. I later moved on to teach preschool and have a licensed day care in my home. I am happy to be back here at Agape’ where I am blessed to care for your children.
Steve White joined the Agape’ Learning Center staff on September 17, 2019 as Chaplain. Steve just retired as an educator of 41 years, serving at the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Children’s Home (24 yrs.), Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility (9 yrs), and Anderson Preparatory Academy (8 yrs.). He is a founding member of Memorial Baptist Church where he serves as an Elder, Adult Bible Teacher, and on the missions committee. Steve has been married to his wife, Amy for 43 years and they have two children and five grandchildren. Steve has hobbies of bike riding and working outside. He loves being in a position to share the love of Jesus Christ with the Agape family.
Hello! My name is Kelsay Smith. I started working at Agape in 2013. My husband Jordan and I live in New Castle and we have a 4 year old son who attends Agape. We love traveling, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family. I went to Agape as a child and I see the impact it had on me. I'm so thankful I get the opportunity to work here and invest in your children like my teachers did for me!
Lead Teacher (Green Room)
Hello! My name is Tabitha Sparks. I'm the lead teacher in the Green Room. I started working at Agape' in August of 2022. I am married to my husband Charles and we have been blessed with 2 wonderful little boys. I am currently taking classes to get my Early Childhood Education certification. I enjoy staying home and spending time with my family. I am so blessed to be able to teach your kiddos and watch them grow!
Hi, my name is Sydnee Haggard. I am attending college to become a Kindergarten teacher, so far with my journey with childcare I’ve come to learn that this is the right path for me. I might be a little shy and quiet at first, but when you get to know me my personality really lights up a room. Outside of school and work I do photography
Teacher (Orange Room)
Hello, my name is Miss. Maygin, I have been with Agape’ since 2022. I have worked in the infant & toddler rooms, however, I am thrilled to be moving to the Arctic classroom this fall. I am the mother of two young kids, who also attend Agape’. Agape’ has been a blessing for my family and I hope you will find the same to be true for yours! I have always enjoyed teaching and being with children. I helped watch my niece and neighborhood children before coming to Agape’. I am excited to be the one to help & watch your child grow in their education, view of their world, and God’s unfailing love.
Teacher (Blue Room)
Hello my name is Miss. Evie and I have been working at Agape since March of 2019. I work with many age groups here, and have worked with kids in church since I was thirteen. Next year I plan to work towards earning my Paramedics license. In my free time I love to read, bake, and play with different forms of art!
My name is Ms. Barbara, my husband and I are Foursquare pastors and have 5 children! I have been with Agape since the beginning of 2017. I spent the first year and a half in the nursery and loved it! I am now a Wing Manager for the older kids and have enjoyed getting to know so many new faces! In my new position I get to work with numerous teachers in various capacities and am thrilled to help resource, train and aid new and old staff alike! I am not only a staff member at Agape, but a proud Agape parent as well! I believe that what my child gains from her teachers, programs, and lessons is life giving, hope building, and love enriched with eternal values...I am grateful to all who have poured His love into her and so many others.
Hello, my name is Erica Willmore and I am the K4 half day teacher at Agape Learning Center. I have worked at Agape since 2017; assistant to Mrs. Kundert in her K4 class from 2021-2023, and became lead teacher after her retirement in 2023. One of the greatest parts of working here is being able to watch children grow and learn new things everyday. It is a remarkable thing to witness the moments when a child discovers something new or achieves a new goal they didn’t think they could. We will work hard on trying our best in everything and making sure we are developing the life skills necessary to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.
I am a life long Hoosier, born in Noblesville. I attended college at Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee, graduating in 2009. My husband and I met while we were in college and got married in 2010. We moved to New Castle in 2015 when he became a minister at New Lisbon Christian Church. We have had 4 children, Hannah, Charles, Olivia, and Jack. Olivia had some complications in this life so she is waiting for us safe in the arms of Jesus. Hannah, Charles, and Jack have all attended school at Agape. They are wonderful children that bring us joy everyday and keep us busy. When we are not participating in church or sports activities, we enjoy playing board games, outside adventures, and strolls with our dog, Bear.
K4 All Day Teacher
I first came to Agape' when my oldest daughter started day care in 2012 and joined the teaching staff in 2014. I am here because I love spending time with the children, helping motivate and prepare them as they grow, evolve and discover that they are special. Agape' is an extraordinary place with an incredible combination of people all working together for a common noble purpose. It is more than just a day care/school, it is truly a family.
My name is Ken Hall. I am a substitute teacher and currently filling in for Mrs. Davis in her K4 class. I have been married for almost 20 years. Together we have five wonderful children, Evelynn, Benjamin, Anabelle, Abigail and Eleanore. I have been a Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor and Young Adults Pastor for the past 20 years. I have also worked as a Substitute teacher for Muncie Community Schools for 16 years. I am looking forward to working with your child while they are here at Agape. My desire is that they would learn and grow in the love of God, and have fun doing it.
Two's Playgroup Teacher
Hello! My name is Miss Arial! I started my journey with Agapè in August of 2022! I am the lead teacher in 2’s play group. I have been married to my husband for almost 2 years! I am blessed to be a mom and bonus mom to three wonderful children! I make custom cups as a hobby! I also LOVEcoffee, you will probably rarely catch me without a cup of coffee in my hand! I have worked with children and special needs off and on since fall of 2016! I also know a lot of ASL, I interpreted from fall of 2016-fall of 2017! My passion is to teach your children more about Jesus! I love watching them grow and learn! I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to teach little ones!
Assistant Teacher (Oceans)
K4 and K5 Art Teacher
Hello! My name is Lisa Robertson. I have worked with children for many years; in after school programs, summer programs, as a teacher’s assistant in Christian preschool, in a child care center, in a home day care and now here at Agape’. It is an honor and privilege, through projects and crafts or prayers and songs, to let the children know that Jesus Christ loves each and every one of us!
My name is Mersadeez Hendricks and I work in the kitchen at agape. I like reading, drawing and collecting different things like stuffed animals. I have two dogs named Diesel and Greyson. I like working at agape because everyone is really nice and it is a fun place to work.