Lori grew up in the small town of Ronceverte, WV.  She lived there with her parents, two brothers and a sister until she was eight.  They moved to Roanoke in 1983 and she has lived here since. 


Since Kindergarten she was enrolled in Christian school where she graduated in 1993.  It was the influence of this Christian education that has given her the vision to continue pursuing the development of Lakeside Daycare, Preschool and Kindergarten.  From personal experience, she knows the importance of a Christian education and how that will give a student the foundation they need to be effective in society today.  


Following high school, she attended college and graduated in 1997 from Roanoke College with a B.A. degree in Psychology with a minor in education.   Shortly after college sher and her husband were blessed with their twin girls, Katie and Kayla who are now graduating high school.  Six years later, they were blessed with their son, Caden, who is finishing up 5th grade at GW Carver.  During the girl’s first years of life, Lori worked part time for Glad Tidings Christian School doing accounts payable/receivable.  In July of 2002 she took the position of School/Day Care Director there.   After serving there for 8 years she accepted the position of daycare director at Lakeside where she has served since June 2009. 


"As I continue my role at Lakeside, I look forward to continued growth and expansion both of our preschool and day care but also the kingdom of God.  It is exciting to see how God has worked in so many of our student’s lives and families.  It has been a privilege and honor to be able to serve as director at Lakeside and I look forward to many more years of service."




Tammy has been married to Mike for more than 35 years. They have one son, Matt, and two daughters, Jamie and Kasey.  She has been on staff since 2005.  She is the Office Manager of the church and seeks to honor Christ as she serves the Pastors and members of Lakeside. After serving 25 years in children’s and youth ministries, her passion today is helping younger ladies as they grow in their relationship with God and their family.  She enjoys reading, attempting to grow a vegetable garden each summer, and any time that she spends with her grandchildren, Caroline, Will, Nora, Madocks, and Reagan.



Mandy has been on staff for 24 years and has served in many ministries. She has been married to her husband Jeff for 19 years and has one teenager daughter and one teenage son. She currently serves in special needs ministry, Middle School ministry, and Quest ministry.




Micah grew up in Harrisonburg, Va until his family moved to the Roanoke area in 1985.  His teenage years were spent in Botetourt County where he worshiped and served with his family at Rainbow Forest Baptist Church.  Micah has a business degree from Virginia Tech as well as a masters degree from Southeastern Seminary. He has served in both pastoral and administrative capacities at Rainbow Forest Baptist, Mineral Springs Baptist and currently Lakeside Baptist.  Micah is married to Rita and has three boys and a little girl (Ethan who is currently a student at Virginia Tech, Luke and Nicholas in High School and Savannah who is 9). He loves the sport of wrestling and is an assistant coach in Botetourt County.


Brenda has attended Lakeside Baptist Church for 16 years with her husband Russell and their two sons, Gavin and Wesley. Russell and Brenda currently enjoy being LifeGroup Sheherds. She also enjoys nature hikes through God's great Virginia mountains.

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As Lakeside seeks to "connect people to Christ, His Church, and the Community,"  God has put together a great team of servants who believe and practice disciple-making.  Each of our staff faithfully serve in their jobs, as well as faithfully serve in ministry positions at Lakeside.  God has also raised up a team of great people to direct the ministries that train the next generation of healthy disciple-makers.