Oak Forest UMC Childcare
Thursday, August 05, 2021
Providing faith-based childcare since 1999


All of our staff meet screening regulations for a state licensed facility, such as criminal background checks, fingerprints, TB and medical test, and are certified by the NC Division of Child Development. All of our staff possess years of childcare experience and education. Our staff members are CPR/First Aid certified and take part in on-going childcare trainings in safety, education, and childhood development. Examples of of the areas of certifications held by staff are Basic School Age Care, Sanitation, Games, Fire Safety, Early Education, Bus Driving, Playground Safety, and more. The program is routinely inspected and exceeds standards of the state of North Carolina for child care requirements, sanitation and safety, including an excellent teacher-to-staff ratio. We meet all Safe Sanctuary regulations as set forth by United Methodist Churches.The program director is responsible for all day to day operations of the program. Oak Forest United Methodist Church provides formal program oversight through a church appointed Board of Directors. The congregation offers prayerful support and encouragement to the staff and the children. Our staff's goal is to help your child have as much fun as possible in after school care and summer camp, while providing a safe, enriching, Christian environment. 


  • Ben Roop, Director -- ben.roop@oakforestumcnc.org 
  • Tabitha Jones Preschool Coordinator & Middle School Program Teacher
  • Leigh Moffitt,  Preschool Assistant Teacher & Middle School Program Teacher
  • Lily PhelpsElementary Age Program Teacher
  • Mack OakleyElementary Age Program Teacher
  • Alaina BryanElementary Age Program Teacher
  • Josh YatesElementary Age Program Teacher
  • Jonathan Dry Middle School Program Teacher
  • Hollie Moore Middle School Program Teacher
  • Kaitlyn Dry Middle School Program Teacher
  • Sidney MountsElementary & Middle School Program Teacher
  • Griffin JonesElementary & Middle School Program Teacher
  • Madison LovelaceElementary & Middle School Program Teacher
  • Sam ReynoldsVolunteer