Meet Our Team

Adam Alley
Love brought Adam to Columbia from his hometown of Midvale, Utah, back in 2003 after marrying his wife, Lynn (who’s from Mexico, Mo.). Since then, the couple has had three children and Adam has earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Columbia College. He’s been at the Child Development Center since 2014; before that, Adam taught in the Boonville, Columbia and Harrisburg school districts.

Marilyn Canole
For more than three decades, Marilyn has made teaching her life’s work. Originally from Abilene, Kan., she joined the Child Development Center in 2008. Marilyn has associate’s degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and loves providing children with creative ways to explore and learn.

Ginger Fletcher
As the spouse of an Air Force Veteran, Ginger has seen plenty. A mother of four, Ginger and her family spent 13 years living overseas, where she worked for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools as a paraprofessional in preschool, kindergarten and special-education classes. Ginger has been with Child Development Center since 2014.

Jess Wolfe
As Director of the Child Development Center and mother to four wonderful little ones, Jess’ life is centered around children. Her passion for early childhood education and leadership brought her to the First Baptist CDC family. From managing staff to serving lunch, Jess is involved in all aspects of the CDC.