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SunBeams Pre-School Director: Jean Nash Reeves

Jean is 1 of 6 Children, born to Albert and Bettie Nash. Jean was born and raised in Southeast Kansas andattended LCHS in Altamont. She would later attend Labette College. She is married to David Reeves and they have two wonderful daughters (Heidi and Heather). Heidi Reeves livies in Wichita, KS as a financial analust with Ardent Mills. Heather Reeves Peak lives around Mulberry, KS with her huband Braden and sons, Cade (2 1/2 years old) and Cameron (10 years old). Heather teaches at Alma Middle School for the 6th Grade. Jean is been a member of First Christian Church and serves as a deacon. In 1984 God gave Jean a calling to thelp start Sunbeams Preschool. She has been working there ever since and at present time is the Director of the program and teacher. She enjoys being outside when she can and spending time with family. All this in addition to having worked at Walmart for over 15 1/2 years now. 

Organist/Pianist: Carol Anne Smock

Carol Anne SmockCarol Anne Smock is a senior in music education at Pittsburg State University, where she studies piano with Dr. Reena Natenberg. She is  currently student teaching at Meadowlark Elementary School in Pittsburg, KS. At Pitt State,  Carol also studied percussion, organ, voice, and musical composition, and has done extensive work as an accompanist, rehearsal pianist, and private piano teacher. Carol has been the organist/pianist for First Christian Church in Parsons since 2016 and also has worked as the music director at PSU's Catholic student center.

Office Administrator: Mandi Campmier

Mandi Campmier earned a degree in special education after high school and worked as a daycare provider for 13 years. She attended college while her twins were in preschool and earned degrees in both legal and office administration. Mandi is employed as the office administrator for the First Christian and First Presbyterian Churches in Parsons since January of 2018.

Mandi and her husband, Elmer II, live in the country with their four children, Kainen, Rilan, and twins, Reegan and Roper. Kainen is a junior and is active in football. Rilan is in the 8th grade and participates in archery and 4H. Both boys have a lawn mowing service and Kainen is also employed at a local hardware store. Reegan is in the 1st grade and is active in gymnastics and t-ball. Roper is also in the 1st grade and is enjoys football, soccer, and t-ball. Elmer is a journeyman lineman for a local power company. The couple loves spending outdoors and riding four wheelers with their children. They also enjoy traveling and spending time with their families.

Warren Townsend: Director or Music

First Christian Church of Parsons’ Director or Music is Warren Townsend. Warren started attending Fairview Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Wichita with his family in 1943. He started singing in church around the age of 5, and became choir director there in 1961. He has been directing church choirs ever since.

Warren attended Wichita Public Schools graduating from North High where he was a soloist. He received his Bachelor’s of Music Education Degree from Friends University in Wichita. He was a member of the Singing Quakers as well as holding offices including their president in his senior year. He was a tenor soloist at Friends. With the Singing Quakers he toured the United States and was asked, as alumni, to join them on a three week European tour.

At Wichita State University he was a soloist and received a Master’s Degree in Music Education. He was also a soloist with the Wichita Choral Society. He has sung the tenor in “Messiah” productions in Wellington, Garden City, Colby, Parsons, and Independence. He has sung the tenor of “The Seven Last Words of Christ” many times.

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