Michelle Witt 

Minister to Preschool

Michelle Witt joined the team at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in November 2105 as the Minister to Preschool. She comes with a background in early childhood Special Education as well as close to a decade of volunteer service in Preschool Ministry. Most recently she served as the Associate Director of Children’s Ministry in Stephenville, Texas.  
Michelle has a passion to serve families of preschoolers. She believes that it is never too early to start sharing God’s love and truth with children. She has a desire for parents to have a confidence in knowing that their children are well taken care of spiritually, physically, and emotionally, so that they too are being poured into and encouraged as members of the body of Christ.
Michelle is the proud wife of Pete Witt and mom to Ashlee and Molly. Her favorite things to do are cook, read, and enjoy Sunday afternoon naps on the couch. Stop by the children’s building any time to serve alongside and get to know Michelle better.

michelle.witt@cabcwaco.org
254-752-1655 ext 9312
     

 

 

Kari Behm
Preschool & Children's Ministry Assistant

Kari Behm joined the team at Columbus Avenue in February 2013. She grew up in Greenville, Texas, until moving to Waco in 1994 after she married her husband, Greg. They have three terrific sons, Blake, Andrew, Matthew, and two beautiful grandchildren, Chloie and Travis. Kari enjoys reading books, watching movies and spending time with her children & grandchildren.

kari.behm@cabcwaco.org
254/752-1655 ext. 9134

     

 

 

Elizabeth Updegrove
Preschool Associate

Elizabeth Updegrove first joined the Columbus Avenue family as a Preschool Childcare Worker in 2012.  She is the oldest of four daughters, and was born and raised in Corsicana, Texas. Elizabeth received her Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology from Baylor University in 2015 and now works as a Speech Pathologist for Waco ISD. She has a passion for working with children and serving their families.  In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys visiting her family's farm, reading, doing arts and crafts, and being outdoors.

elizabeth.updegrove@cabcwaco.org

 

Judy Black
Child Development Center Director

 

judy.black@cabcwaco.org
(254)752-9000 ext. 9135

 

 

Dalton Lovell
Child Development Center Assistant Director

Dalton Lovell has been a part of Columbus Avenue since June 2015, and serves in many ministry areas.  He enjoys working with children and college students.  He is currently pursuing at Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Truett Seminary at Baylor University.  He and His wife, Becca, are expecting their first child, Lily, in March of 2017. In his free time he likes to spend time with family, lead small groups, watch Netflix, and try new restaurants. 

dalton.lovell@cabcwaco.org
(254)752-9000 ext. 9124

 

 

Ashley Crumpton
Parent's Day Out Director

Ashley Crumpton has been a member at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church since 2007 and joined the church staff in July 2016. She has a B.A. and a M.S.Ed from Baylor University. Ashley taught 2nd grade for 5 years and preschool for 4 years. She and her husband, Trey, have 2 children and love attending Baylor events. Sic 'Em Bears!

ashley.crumpton@cabcwaco.org
(254)752-9000 ext. 9136