Malinda West

Name: Malinda West

About me: Greetings! My name is Malinda West and I am the new Preschool Director for Spring Garden Preschool. I’m a graduate from ETSU with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I’ve worked in education for over 10 years. I’m very passionate about education and hands-on learning experiences for young children. I am a devout Christian who loves working with children and exploring with their imaginations. I love music, performance arts, anything Disney, exploring in the classroom, and I find joy in making others smile. I enjoy spending quality time with my husband Stephen and my two dogs, Charlie and Elsa. I’m super excited to join the SSUMC team!

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite music: Contemporary Christian

Favorite vacation spot: Any Place that Disney Owns….Disney World, Disney Cruise Line and so on

Bible character I most identify with: Esther because of her courage

Favorite Bible verse. Joshua 1:9

What I like best about State Street UMC: I love how welcoming the staff makes me feel! The church is so peaceful and I immediately can feel the presence of the Lord when I enter the church building!