Lisa Denson-Rives is a founding member of Kids 1st Child Care and has served on the board of directors since its beginning in 1999. She has served in several capacities on the board and continues to strive to improve the center each day. She is employed at the University of Illinois College of Education as the Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Stewardship. Her two sons were in the first classes to attend Kids 1st and both did their eagle scout projects as a way to give back and to enhance the playground at the center.
“Kids 1st is important to my family. We believe it serves a mission that is helping families and our community raise strong children that learn about the love of Jesus.” Lisa and her family are parishioners of Holy Cross Church in Champaign.
Beverly Denson has been affiliated with Kids 1st Child Care since 2000. She has served on the Board of Directors for a number of years, recently serving as president. When not helping out at the center, she enjoys quilting, sewing, working in her yard, and having fun with her family.
Sherri Bolen has been in the field of education for over 30 years and is currently the Library Media Specialist and Reading Interventionist at Holy Cross School in Champaign. She resides in Urbana with her husband, Randy. They have two children. Ashley is a graphic designer for the Cellular One corporation. Spencer is in his last year of graduate studies at Arizona State University. They also have two miniature dachshunds who rule the roost.
Bonnie is a previous staff member who just couldn't fully leave the Kids 1st family! She has been a part of Kids 1st for nearly 7 years. She resides in Homer with her husband and son. When she's not working at a local church foundation, she enjoys crafting and spending time with her family.
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