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Melissa Riggs

ELC DIRECTOR

Melissa grew up in the small town of Jamestown, NY, where she met her husband in the three-year-old preschool class IN her home church. It was “love at first slide.” Melissa and Jim have three kids and have been active members of Life Community Church since 2008.

Melissa has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Grove City College in Pennsylvania and taught elementary school in the Dallas, TX area for six years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. She is passionate about curriculum and instruction and enjoys teaching children life skills and God's Word. She is thrilled for the opportunity to be involved in a ministry that combines so many of her passions and skills to impact children and families in the Nolensville area for God's glory.

For the past ten years Melissa has run her own business, Lissalaneous, selling stickers, signs, and party supplies. If you have bought a sign at Small Town Charm store, you may just have a piece of her work in your house! In her free time, Melissa enjoys a good cup of creamy coffee, spending time in the woods and mountains, decorating, and running.


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rachel wright

DIRECTOR'S ASSISTANT & MUSIC TEACHER

Rachel grew up in Nolensville, Tennessee and has been attending LCC with her family for 17 years. In May 2018, she graduated from Union University with her Bachelor’s in Social Work, with a focus in School Social Work.

While earning her degree, Rachel interned at Medina Middle School where she helped counsel students, practice crisis intervention and teach guidance classes on a daily basis. She was also involved in programs such as Zeta Tau Alpha where she held the position as Risk Management Chair, and the Union Edge program where she was able to mentor college students with special needs.

Rachel has a passion for serving others especially when it comes to children and adolescents. Having been a long-time member of LCC, she has been involved in the children’s and youth ministries since her own adolescent years and has loved giving back to these ministries as an intern and volunteer. Rachel loves playing the piano, listening to all kinds of music, spending time with friends and drinking Sonic slushes.


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HEATHER BRICKHOUSE

TWO-YEAR-OLD TEACHER

Heather is originally from central Florida but relocated to Nolensville in 2011. She loves having seasons and some occasional snow to play in! She loves living in such a great town, surrounded by so many wonderful families.

Heather and her husband Steve have attended Life Community Church since 2014, and they have been married since 2004. They have two beautiful children: Evan (2008) and Reagan(2011). Heather feels like being a mom is the greatest gift she’s ever received, and having the opportunity to love on other little ones is just another gift from the Lord!

Heather graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Marketing and Management. She worked for Publix in their corporate office and a local spa as their Marketing Director before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Heather is looking forward to the blessing that your children will be to her and can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for your family through Life Community ELC!


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YVONNE OREFICE

THREE-AND-FOUR-YEAR-OLD TEACHER

Yvonne was born in Bowling Green, KY where she met her husband Nick in 2001. They have two beautiful children, Isabella and Nicholas. Their family moved to Nolensville from Alabama in December 2016, and shortly after moving here, they found their church home at Life Community Church.

Yvonne holds a degree in General Studies with an emphasis in Early Education from Western Kentucky University. Her previous teaching experience includes three years as a preschool teacher at Green Valley Baptist Weekday in Hoover, Alabama, and one year as a Pre-K teacher at Revive Parents Day Out in Nolensville.

Yvonne's children keep her pretty busy with their extracurricular activities, but in her spare time she enjoys crafting, cooking, reading, and college football (Roll Tide!). Her passion for being a mom, love for children, and use of creative techniques to teach about God and His word makes her so excited about teaching at Life Community ELC!