Sherry Miller is the director of First Methodist Preschool and has been the director since the Preschool began in September 1979. First United Methodist Church began the ministry in 1978 as a Mother’s Day Out program 2 days a week. Under her leadership and with the support of the church and God’s blessing it expanded to a 5 day a week Preschool in 1979. Every day for the last 43 years she has experienced the joy of serving children and families at FMP. She counts her blessings every day.
Sherry and her husband Michael have two grown daughters, Shae Owens (and husband Al of Hillsboro; and Sara Doege Miller of Robinson. They also have their Tennessee family: Daughters Jennifer Ward and husband Shawn and Rebecca Anderson and husband Nathan. They are blessed with 7 grandchildren: Graceyn Owens, Reed Owens, Dylan Doege, Drew Doege, Kayden Ward, Hadilyn Anderson, and Hayes Anderson.
Sherry grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas and attended Midwestern University. Most of her Early Childhood Training came from experience as well as classes at McClennan College and Cooke County College. She also participates in continuous training online and in person.
When asked her favorite memory at FMP, she says, “There are moments every single day. It was a wonderful time when my own grandchildren attended Preschool. It was also a blessing when both my parents worked here at the Preschool, I have continuously wanted to share the joys of FMP with my own family as well as every family. It is hard to imagine life without this ministry. I am blessed! Another celebration is the number of children who have experienced FMP. We have children enrolled that have parents who also attended. I love that those parents have positive memories here and want their own children to come!”
Sherry also expressed the great rewarding experience of working with hundreds of teachers over the 43 years. “The teachers are the backbone of the Preschool and their dedication and love create the excellence of FMP. I thank God continually for the teachers who serve here.