Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified

We take pride in our diverse, Christian staff. Each of our employees is screened with an FBI and BCII fingerprints background check. These prints are then submitted to ODJFS for several more checks against offender’s lists before an employee may be in the center.  A thorough medical exam and references are checked before the staff come on board. We have many staff with ten or more years of service with Agape and the reason is we are a family and we do everything as unto Christ. Because of Agape Children's Center Step Up to Quality rating we are able to offer our staff scholarships to continue their education in Early Childhood. If the staff choose the option of attaining and sustaining a CDA (Child Development Associate) there are scholarships for this as well. One visit to Agape Children's Center will confirm there is no other work environment like this anywhere!

Tracy Payne

Tracy has been a member of our staff since August of 2000. She has worked her way through the ranks as a lead teacher, admin assistant and currently director. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Cincinnati. Her staff members say she “brings peace into storms” simply by being who God has called her to be. She is married to her high school sweetheart of 32 years, mother of two adult children, a son and daughter in law and her 6 grandchildren who are her world. She is very involved in the Dayspring Church as a worship leader and prayer warrior.

Agape Director and Dayspring Minister

Jessica Ball

Business Administrator

Jess's Bio - Coming Soon!

Myranda Fredrick

Curriculum Coordinator

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Lindsay Ruef

Administrative Assistant

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