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Leigh Atkinson

Daycare Director

Leigh grew up in Salem and graduated from Glenvar High School in 1995. She then went on to study at Virginia Tech and  received a B.S. in Family and Child Development, graduating in 2000. In 2011, she obtained a master’s degree through Liberty University.  Leigh is also a boy mom with two sons.


She has worked with children and families her entire life and feel the Lord has called her to this field. Before coming to Lakeside, Leigh helped two other local churches start childcare centers. She knows the benefits of Christian education and childcare from her own experience growing up and then professionally, as a director, in adulthood.  


Leigh grew up attending school and church at Lakeside so this place has always been special to her. To her, it is nice to come back “home.”


I consider it a privilege and honor to be the Director of this program. Leigh will do her very best to make sure Lakeside Daycare continues to provide quality education and childcare for our community!


Tammy Brammer

Office Manager

Tammy has been married to her husband Mike for 40 years. They have one son, Matt, and two daughters, Jamie and Kasey. She has been on staff since 2005. As the office manager, she seeks to honor Christ as she serves the Pastors and members of Lakeside. After serving 25 years in children and youth ministries, her passion today is helping younger ladies as they grow in their relationship with God and their families. She enjoys reading, working in her garden, and any time that she spends with her grandchildren, Caroline, Will, Nora, Madocks, Reagan, and Michael.


Mandy Torian

Administrative Assistant to Daycare Director

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 had one daughter and one son.


Brenda Hugget

Administrative Assistant

Brenda has attended Lakeside Baptist Church for 20 years with her husband Russell and their two sons, Gavin and Wesley. Russell and Brenda currently enjoy being LifeGroup shepherds. She also enjoys nature hikes through God's great Virginia mountains.

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.

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