Toni is our Children and Youth Director here at First Christian Church. Prior to her position at the church, Toni was a teacher. She taught kindergarten in the Sedalia District for 8 years. Then she transferred to the Warrensburg School District where she taught for another 18 years. Toni graduated from UCM with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education/Curriculum and Instruction.
Toni met her husband, Jon, while attending college at UCM. They married and decided to make Warrensburg their permanent home. Toni and Jon have been married for 31 years. They have 2 grown children, Austin and Abby. They have been members of the First Christian Church since the 1990's.
Growing up as the daughter of a Disciples of Christ minister, the church has always been central to Toni's life. From a young age she felt a call to work with children and youth in some capacity. First it was tutoring kids through her high school years. Then it was teaching in the public school system. Now it is leading the children and youth at our church. Toni is extremely excited to help the children of First Christian grow and live out their faith.