PRESCHOOL STAFF

  • Miss Ruth

    Miss Ruth has been at FUMP for 24 years, she is the Director and Music teacher. She has a B.A. in Communications from MSSU. Ruth has been married to Mr. Doug for 35 years. They have three children; Brian, who is married to Miss Chelsea, Stephanie, and Mary Ann. They are all graduates of FUM preschool. They have also been blessed with four grandchildren; Jacob, and Carly who are graduates of FUM preschool, Payton, and Kayden a future FUM preschooler. She enjoys spending time with her family.


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    Ruth Greer | 417.623.2796 |

  • Miss Brooke

    Miss Brooke is the new Administrative Assistant at FUMP. She has a BSBA in Marketing with a minor in International Business from MSSU. She was born and raised in Oklahoma, but now resides in Joplin. Miss Brooke has one daughter, Annabelle (7) and she loves to attend church at Carterville Christian Church with her daughter. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and seeing new places. Her dream is to travel the world, see God's beautiful creations, and help the Lord's people grow closer to Him.



  • Miss Dyanne

    Miss Dyanne Dillon was born and raised in South Kansas City Missouri. She graduated from Missouri State University with a B.S in elementary education with an emphasis on early childhood education. She taught school for three years before changing career paths and moving to Nashville then to Los Angeles and finally ending up in Joplin. Miss Dyanne has two children; Kyle, a 1st year medical student at the University of Oklahoma and Emma, a freshman at the University of Arkansas both are graduates of a FUM preschool. Her husband David, is a Regional Philanthropy Officer for the American Red Cross. They are both members of First United Methodist Church. She enjoys blogging, baking, reading, and anything with her family. This is her 17th year teaching at First United Methodist Preschool.

  • Miss Melissa

    Miss Melissa Mackey is a busy Momma of three. Elijah,  a junior at Webb City High, Rafe, a freshman at Webb City High and Bridget, a 7th grader at Webb City Junior High. Rafe and Bridget are FUM preschool graduates. She has been married nearly 21 years to Scott, who works at EDKO. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and baking and family nights. She also enjoys laughing with her friends and shopping and going to football games and dance competitions. Someday, she  would like to travel and see some beautiful places God created. She is a member of Christ Church of Oronogo. This is her eighth year to be a teacher's aide at First United Methodist Preschool and sixth year as a movement teacher.

  • Miss Debbie

    This is Miss Debbie's 22nd year teaching Pre-K at FUMP. She has a Bachelors of Science and Mathematics education from Missouri Southern. She and her husband Jay, live in Carl Junction and have three grown sons; Zach has recently completed his Doctorate at the University of Iowa and is employed by Lockheed Martin in Palmdale, CA. Jordan graduated from the University of Arkansas with an engineering degree and is now serving with the Air Force. He recently married Hayley and is stationed in Oklahoma City. Dylan graduated from Pittsburg State University and is now employed by MHC Kenworth in Dallas, TX. He and his wife, Darrian have Lyndon, 3 ½ years old, and a baby girl on the way. Debbie and Jay are members of College Heights Christian Church, where she is involved in Women's Ministries. She enjoys traveling, reading and spending time at Stockton Lake.

  • Miss Tracy

    This is Miss Tracy’s seventh year assisting Miss Debbie in Pre-K. Miss Tracy spent eight years in the United States Air Force and has a Business Management degree. She has been married to Shawn for 17 years and they have two sons (who are both FUMP alumni). In her free time, Miss Tracy loves spending time with her family, watching her boys play sports, and reading.

  • Miss Rachel

    Miss Rachel was born and raised in Joplin, MO and currently resides in Oronogo, MO. She has been married to James for 11 years and have one daughter, Shelby (5) who is a FUMP graduate, and one son, Jackson (1). She enjoys family time, gardening, reading, crafting, and of course her huge love of animals.

  • Miss Mindy

    This is Miss Mindy's fifth year teaching the Toddler's class. She has been teaching preschool for 15 years. She and her husband, Eric, live in Carl Junction and have been married for 26 years. They have three sons; Trey, who is currently in the U.S. Navy and stationed in Italy, Coltyn, who is employed by UPS, and Trenton, who is a Senior at Carl Junction High School. Mindy and Eric attend Christ Church of Oronogo with their family. She enjoys watching her son Trenton play basketball, babysitting her sweet nephews, and spending time with her family.

  • Miss Chelsey

    Miss Chelsey  has been one of the toddler teachers for 9 years.  She absolutely loves working with kids and feels they are such a blessing.  When she is not working at the preschool, she is spending time with her family.  She has been married to her husband, Brian, for 11 years and they have three children; Jacob (10), Carli (8), Kaden (1). Her kids keep her busy with sports and school activities.  She attends Hope City Church and loves cooking for her family.

  • Miss Jennifer

    Miss Jennifer is starting her 2nd year here at FUMP. She is our Primary Class teacher. Jennifer has been married to her husband, John, for 18 ½ years. She has 5 children; Cole (17), Blake (15), Ethan (12), Aidan (9), and Makayla (7), who are all graduates of FUMP! They live in Carl Junction and are proud to be Bulldogs! She enjoys watching her boys play football and watching her daughter dance.