Welcome Our New Preschool Director

We are very thankful and extremely blessed to have had Jenny Kennedy leading our LUMC Preschool over a challenging yet exciting and productive time for our program.  Under Jenny’s leadership, and with the support of Church staff, leadership and the Preschool Board, we have enhanced our financial accounting system, established new Bylaws, and worked through the many challenges of the pandemic to ensure that the Preschool remained open and available to provide a quality Christian education to children in the Lexington area.  With our deepest appreciation, we want to wish Jenny and her husband a safe, healthy and exciting future as they enter retirement.  She will always remain a member of the LUMC family. 

We are very fortunate to have an excellent candidate among our LUMCP family ready and eager to assume the position of Director of the Preschool.  Please join us in welcoming Lindsey Warner.

As a Greenwood, SC native Lindsey received her higher education from Lander University with a degree in Management and Marketing. After starting her working career in Insurance, she later moved to the Administrative and Marketing Specialist role for a local small business. She left the small business last year to be at home full time with her four children as well as the foster children that have passed through her care.  In addition to being a Mom, she has been the regular library volunteer and substitute teacher for the preschool for the last year.  Lindsey and her husband Spencer have lived in the Lexington area for eleven years.  Their four children are Alee, Laney, Katie, and Nicholas as well as two dogs, Carolina and Joules. They are members of Lake Murray Baptist Church.

She was drawn to Lexington United Methodist Church Preschool in 2011 when her oldest daughter turned 1. Growing up in Greenwood SC, her family regularly attended St. Mark United Methodist Church where she obtained her foundation of spiritual growth. Lindsey’s younger brother attended the church’s preschool and she remembered how much he enjoyed it. She and her husband sought to find an environment like that for their own child and Lexington United Methodist Church Preschool fit the bill perfectly. Her three daughters participated in the ones class all the way to 4K graduation, and her adopted son is currently in the three’s class.

She is a firm believer that positive early education is not only for academic purposes, but that children should also be nurtured spiritually, emotionally and socially. Lindsey believes that Faith-based preschools afford the unique opportunity to nurture spiritual growth that traditional education cannot provide. Being a licensed DSS foster parent for the last two and half years, Lindsey has had the opportunity to work with thirteen foster children, along with their birth families. Something that surprised her on her journey in the foster care ministry was realizing that nurturing children not only serves them in their spiritual growth, but also has an impact on the adults in the child’s life. This grew her own spiritual understanding of discipleship. She hopes to use these experiences to serve the LUMC preschool, staff, children, and supporters.

Please join the LUMC Staff, Leadership, and the LUMCP Board in welcoming Lindsey and we are sure everyone will give her the same love and support you have always so generously provided Jenny.

Blessings to each of you.

Connie Cooper

Director, LUMC Preschool Board