Mary began working at New Salem in 1999 providing care for the children in the nursery. Mary also works outside of the church at East Mississippi Community College. Mary has three children: Katy, Holley, and Molley.
Amanda joined the staff at New Salem on October 1st, 2017. She and her husband, Michael are natives of Arkansas. They have two children, Clint & Delilah, and have been together for 15 years. They came to Mississippi for Michael to attend The School of Architecture at Mississippi State University. Upon graduation, they came to call Mississippi home because Michael’s job was here. They chose Caledonia for its small town feel, great family friendly environment, and school district. They visited New Salem many times. It was the first church they recall feeling welcomed at in the area so they called it home.
After volunteering for several years at VBS and having a love to be around the smallest of our members, Amanda knew when the position came open she had an interest. After discussing it with Michael and their children, (and lots of prayer because she had been a stay at home wife & mom for the past 14 years), she decided to apply. She says it has truly been an honor to be entrusted along Ms. Mary’s side with the safety & security of our church’s youngest members so their parents can be in worship.