Phil Vaughn celebrates his 30th year at Lindenwood. He was instrumental in establishing the current child care programs including summer camp (1990), after school care (1994) and child care center (1999). Mr. Vaughn has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Memphis in the fields of Education. Mr. Vaughn brings vision, leadership, and ministry to our church, staff, and programs.
Phil has a heart for missions and outreach and will expand his role at Lindenwood beyond the walls of the Life Center programs. While he is preparing for his Lay Minister Certification with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) he will use his talents of creativity, strategic planning, and evangelism to help take our church to the next level as we strive to reach out to those in our community.
Phil met his wife Shelly at Lindenwood and is celebrating his 27th year of marriage in 2017. Phil and Shelly have three children; Felicia, Mark, and Brandie and 7 grandkids.
His hobbies include running marathons, biking, gardening, raising chickens, juggling, guitar and piano, and writing. Phil's life is summed up in his 'life mission' statement - GROW. "Everyday should be a day of growth and renewal"
"Please feel free to stop by and visit anytime. I would love to meet you. You can contact me by email or call me at 901-832-6980".
Josie has been the child care director since 2009. As the director she oversees 150 children, 38 staff and 10 classrooms with children from 6 weeks to pre-school.
Josie Wallace began her career in our child care center as a part time assistant Teacher. Mrs. Wallace has been the recipient of teacher of the year and room of the year on numerous occasions during her 5 years as a teacher. Mrs. Wallace accepted the position as Child Care Director in 2009. Mrs. Wallace has her college degree from Rhodes University.
She is married to Bob and is the proud soon-to-be-mom with her first child
Toni Key began her career with Lindenwood as an assistant teacher in 2004. Ms. Key became the Life Center Director in 2009. As the director she oversees the after school program, summer camps, Freedom Fridays, and Schools Day Out.
Toni is finishing her degree this year at the University of Memphis with a degree in Child Development.
Toni has 2 children; Sidney and Sintonyo.