Meet the Board

As a ministry of Saxapahaw United Methodist Church, SVK is overseen by a Daycare Board.  The Daycare Board is composed of two active members of Saxapahaw United Methodist Church,  two community members, one parent of a currently enrolled student, the Director, and the church pastor. Together this Board offers support and guidance to the program.

Pastor Sue Eldon (she/her/hers)

seldon@nccumc.org

Sue is a pastor and a teacher, a theologian and a scientist. She is curious about the way the world works, hungry to learn more about God, and constantly looking for connections between seemingly disparate ideas. She is a life-long learner and an avid reader, enjoying theology, spirituality, psychology, and current fiction. She loves the outdoors and can be found hiking the trails in and around Saxapahaw every day. In addition, she enjoys writing, drawing, singing, gardening, and cooking. Sue has been the pastor at Saxapahaw United Methodist Church since 2010.

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Kathryn Brown - Parent Representative (she/her/hers)

Kathryn joined the Saxapahaw Village Kids Board in January 2020 and helped to create a Parent Group on Social Media to connect SVK families. It has been a pleasure for her to join this village preschool community that has nurtured her daughter’s love for the outdoors through creative play, sensory learning, and movement.  In her work with Cone Health as a Care Guide, she supports several medical practices in Alamance County helping patients overcome barriers to staying healthy and creating positive outcomes for their well-being. Kathryn earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Western Carolina University. Prior to her work in the medical field, she was a project manager for an early childhood music and movement publisher. In addition to serving on the SVK Board she is also a member of The Hawbridge School Board in Saxapahaw. Kathryn spends most of her free time outdoors on the trails, working in the garden, or running with friends. She lives in Saxapahaw with her husband, their young daughter, Evvie, and their two dogs.

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Mary Cardinale - Church Representative (she/her/hers)
Lee Hall Worthington - Community Representative (she/her/hers)

Lee is a retired License Professional Counselor and clinical supervisor (LPCS). Lee was a preschool teacher for 10 years with Pitt Social Services and Pitt county Community College. It was the work with preschool children and families that led Lee to become a mental health clinician. She received an undergraduate degree in child development and family relations and a master’s in Counselor Education from East Carolina University. 

Lee worked as a counselor/program coordinator with Crossroads (Rape Crisis) for 7 years before joining Alamance- Caswell Mental Health Children and Youth Services in 1996. Some of the duties/positions included intensive in-home family counseling, Program Coordinator for a therapeutic preschool program that focused on social, emotional, and behavioral concerns and working with youth who were referred by Juvenile Justice Court System. The final 10 years of Lee’s career included being a behavioral health consultant for Regional Consolidated Services Head Start, where she provided support/resources for teachers, parents and other staff. 

Lee has lived in Saxapahaw since 1989. She currently lives with her 2 cats, Simone and Badu and enjoys reading, journaling,walking, gardening and music, visiting with friends, family, especially her grandchildren, Dax and Siena.

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Jonathon Williams - Community Representative (he/him/his)
Johnny Buck - Parent Representative (he/him/his)