Our staff is committed to making your child's experience here at TLC Childcare one they will never forget!


You can be assured your child is in the best hands with us.

Pastor Bill Wagner

Pastor Bill Wagner is the sole pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church and a vital part to the success and growth of our program. Your child will interact with Pastor Bill weekly during Chapel as he teaches about God in a way that is captivating and  memorable. He ends each Chapel with a treat or trinket that leaves the kids talking about all they learned for days to come.



LaDonna Lyons - Director

Hello, my name is LaDonna Lyons and I am the director here at TLC Childcare. I hold a bachelor degree from MTSU Dept. of Education in Interdisciplinary Studies. I have spent the last nine years working with children! Prior to TLC Childcare, I was a 5th grade teacher at Donelson Middle school for seven years. During that time, I became a demonstration teacher and began studying Kagan Strategies, Whole-brain teaching, and graduated from the Artisan Teaching Academy.


Two years ago, God called me to begin working for Him and spreading His word. So, my husband and I (along with a dear friend!) started a youth program here at Trinity Lutheran Church. It was during a conference for youth leaders, that I once again felt God calling me. This time I felt the call to become a Director of Christian Education (DCE). Shortly after, I enrolled in CUE.net and began my DCE training. (A program I am still completing!) A few months later, the position to be director of TLC Childcare was presented to me. What an awesome God we have!


In August of 2015, I began my work here at TLC. I have learned so much and have enjoyed almost every moment! (The snotty noses were something to get used to.) It is my desire that every child leaves our center knowing Jesus loves them and has a calling for them too. We strive every day to provide each child with a long lasting desire to continue learning and growing in his or her personal, educational, and spiritual life. God has also blessed my husband and I with a 15 yr. old who is a Freshman at Columbia Central and is a member of their color guard. We are sure to be kept busy between football games and competitions. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. I look forward getting to know all of you.

Monique Wentworth - PreSchool 2.5/3

Hello, my name is Monique Wentworth and I am the 2-3 year old teacher at TLC Childcare. I have been employed with this center for almost a year and I absolutely love it. I am a mother of three and a Girl Scout parent volunteer for many years. I enjoy art, swimming, and spending time with my family. I also love to travel and see new places. I decided to make early childhood education as my life’s work because I enjoy children and the opportunity to watch them grow.


Hello, my name is Jennifer Hannah and I am the Preschool 3&4 year old teacher. In May 2004, I graduated high school and in August started to pursue a degree at MTSU. In 2009, I graduated MTSU with a bachelor’s degree in Family & Consumer Science Education with a specialty in grades 5 th – 12 th. I also earned a childcare endorsement with my degree for children Birth – 5 yrs. old. In August 2003, I also began working with children as a substitute teacher for elementary schools. I have been with TLC Childcare since 2007. I enjoy working with children and watching them learn and grow each day.


Jennifer Hannah - PreSchool 3/4

Amy Gilbert - PreSchool 4/5

Greetings ! My name is Amy Gilbert and I teach the Preschool 4 & 5 year old class. I have worked in child care for just over 3 year and I have worked at TLC for a year now. I also attend church here at Trinity and have been an active member here since 2013. I am very involved in the Kid Zone Sunday School program and am the preschool director for Vacation Bible School each year. I am very passionate about my job and love watching the children in my class learn and grow.

Mikayla Busby - PreSchool 4/5 Assistant

Hello, my name is MiKayla Busby and I am the floater here at TLC. I am lucky enough to have the chance to work with all of the children. I recently graduated from Mount Pleasant High School. My plans for after high school were to go back to school to study surgical technology but that was never really my dream job. Since I was little I’ve loved children, at 5 years old I was trying to be “mommy” to my younger brother. So when I found out about this job I know it was the perfect way to “get my foot in the door” and see if teaching is really something I want to do. In the future I would like to possibly have my own classroom here at TLC.


Saliethia Ogilvie - School Age K - 2nd Grade

My name is Saliethia Ogilvie and I am the K-2 classroom teacher. I attended TLC Childcare as you youth and volunteered for 4 years while in High School. I graduated from Columbia Central High School in 2014 and am currently in college majoring in Education. I love watching children learn. My goal is to have a positive influence on the lives of young children.

Linda King - School Age 3rd - 6th Grade

Hello! I am Linda King, school age teacher for the 3rd - 6th graders at Trinity Lutheran Church. I also teach in the Maury County School System. Children are a joy to me! I enjoy being a part of their lives and helping them become who and what they want to be. They make me laugh, keep me alert and I love to learn from them.

Sharon Braden - PreSchool Closer

Hi, I'm Sharon Braden, PreSchool teacher at Trinity Lutheran Church. i enjoy working with and teaching the children, as it is said "The youth of today will be the leaders of tomorrow." My time spent teaching them fills my heart with so much joy. The children are all a precious gift from God and we must do our best to instruct and direct our children in the right way. Children benefit from daily activities and learning life skills to carry on. As a teacher, I feel that is important to be supportive and keep positive reinforcement (praise!) for children. Positive behavior is very import for life development for children today. As teachers we must be honest, be willing to communicate, and keep our child-re safe at all times.


"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." [Jeremiah 29:11]

John Clear - Janitor


Gertha Sowell - Cook

Ms. Gertha began her cooking career in 1992 at Heritage Manor where she spent 23 years. After leaving Heritage, she went to Life Care from where she retired. Ms. Gertha has been with TLC Childcare now for 3 years.

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