Worship on Sundays at 8:15, 9:40, and 11:00 AM

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All staff at Sunbeam Children’s Center are qualified child care providers. They hold degrees or have many years of experience working with children and are certified in Pediatric CPR & First Aid. Upon hiring each staff member, we perform a fingerprint based national criminal history search and sex offender check.   We also require each staff member to have 10 hours enrichment time outside of the classroom per school year.

For a more extensive description of Staff Requirements see our Parent Handbook.


veronica staffVeronica McGuin – Director

I moved to Manassas, Virginia in 1982. My husband Bob and I have three sons, Robert, Chris and Andy and we are grandparents of one special girl, Natalie Grace.  I have been working with children for the past twenty five years.  I have my Infant & Toddler and Preschool Child Development Associate Credential in early childhood education.  I also have my Preschool Certification through the Virginia Department of Social Services.  I started working for Sunbeam Children's Center in 2009 and decided that this is the place for me.  I feel very blessed to be a part of the St. Thomas United Methodist Church, the Sunbeam Children's Center Family and to help spread God's word to all the little Sunbeams that come through our Center year after year.

sarah hayesSarah Hayes – Assistant Director

I have been working with kids practically all my life, helping out with my younger sister and cousins. I started working professionally with children in 2008. When my now-husband got a new job, we moved from Westminster, MD to Manassas, VA in August 2014, and then were married in October 2016. When I started working at Sunbeam Children’s Center in 2014, shortly after moving to VA, I quickly realized that this was going to be my home away from home, my second family. I truly am blessed to be working at SCC and thank God that I found a place that makes me happy to come to work every day.

Teaching Staff - Day Care

Infant Room:

  • Pastora Ortiz
  • Shirley Henry
  • Consuello Colding
  • Nancy Dickerson
  • Wanda Velazquez-Hernandez

Pre -Toddlers

  • Briseyda Alfaro
  • Kim Williams


  • Doris Hernandez
  • Justin Kenney
  • Elke Morgan
  • Litzy Penaloza
  • Beth Ward

Two Year Olds

  • Elizabeth Guerrero
  • Jackie Guerrero
  • Justin Kenney
  • Mackenzie Morgan

Three Year Olds:

  • Eric Dyer
  • Nancy Huntington
  • Teresa Rook
  • Isela Paniagua-Chavez
  • Litzy Penaloza 

Four Year Olds:

  • Mary Kenney
  • Eric Dyer
  • Isela Paniagua-Chavez
  • Mareyan Shaw 
  • Lizzy Spragg

Teaching Staff - Preschool

Two & Three Year Olds:

  • Sandy Brundage

Three Year Olds:

  • Melissa Kessler

Four Year Olds:

  • Shirley Green
  • Gina Herr


  • Kara Andes
  • Itzel Reyes
  • Gasna Thomas




8:15 AM Traditional 
9:40 AM Contemporary 
11:00 AM Traditional


6:30 PM Prayer and Communion 
(September - May)


St. Thomas UMC
8899 Sudley Road
Manassas, VA 20110

Our Haymarket Campus

Worship: Sundays at 10 AM
Gravely Elementary School

Office: The Old Bank Building
Haymarket, VA



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