Celebrate Gary Watkins!
Director of Early Childhood
Susie Hamlin serves at St. Andrew's as the Director of Early Childhood. For the past 18 years she has welcomed toddlers and their parents to a weekly class where parents connect with one another and their children experience God's love in a stimulating, developmentally appropriate setting. Her favorite administrative responsibilities allow her to connect many families to the St. Andrew's family. Susie also loves bringing helpful topics and professional guest speakers to the parent education part of the program. Her experience with dance and music allows her to create a dynamic and fun music time for the classes as well.
Susie was employed at Disneyland from high school through college. She received her Bachelor's degree from Cal State Long Beach, majoring first in Nursing, then graduating with Health Science. Through her teens and college, she was also working at St. Andrew's nursery. Susie found herself always working at church with young children in some capacity. She then earned her Infant/Toddler certificate. Loving on children is what she was meant to do. Susie and her husband, Dan, are the proud parents of two grown daughters, Sherry and Julie. They are also "parents" to two cats and two birds. Their home is always lively!