Jerri-2023 Jerri Thompson has always loved working with children. In 2005, she started her journey in childcare after a coworker who treated her like a daughter, advised her to do so. Since then, she has not only worked professionally with preschool-aged children but also with school-age children in a few programs such as a Kindergarten Sunday School teacher, an AWANA leader, before school and after school care, and a Children’s Ministry Director, and an assistant Girl Scout Leader.

Jerri she loves coffee and God! She and her family live in Punta Gorda, and being at home with her family is where she loves to spend most of her time. She says they are a goofy bunch. They love to sit around and watch movies on Netflix, play board game, cards, and her husband and kids love to play the Xbox. She has 3 children whom are all teenagers now (Gabe, Malani, and Seth). She homeschooled all 3 of them at one time for about 5-6 years. They tend to be busy family but having an officer in NJROTC, a Senior in Girl Scouts, and all 3 in youth groups, can do that to you!!  It can be tough, but they enjoy every minute of it. She stays involved in all of their activities as much as she can. She helps co-lead Girl Scouts as well as volunteer in NJROTC at Charlotte High. She says her heart is full and she is grateful!