Preschool Teacher: Ginny Herron

By: Dezaray Barr

Herron being baptized by IWU Professor, Dr. “Umfundisi” Jim Lo

Ginny Herron graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2014 with a degree in Children’s ministry and a minor in Christian Education. “My time at IWU will always be one of the best times of my life!” Herron shared. “I grew so much, and each year was very different. IWU was truly my family and community. I was learning some important lessons on finding balance.”

Herron stumbled upon an internet page for IWU during her senior year of high school when she was college hunting. “I couldn’t stop thinking about the children’s ministry program and the vision of the university, and I applied. I got accepted and attended without ever first touring the campus. I grew up with financial struggles and somehow the finances were there year after year to attend the university.”

Now, Herron works as a full-time preschool teacher to infants and toddlers at the Jewish Community Center and part-time as a waitress at Tijuana Flats in Fishers, Indiana.

“My lessons studying Children’s Ministry and Christian Education have been exceptionally useful in my preschool career,” Herron shared. “It equipped me with how to develop curriculum, communicate well with parents and be creative in finding resources for the classroom. Learning what’s cognitively age appropriate for each age group in undergrad helped very much to develop activities for my students.”

Herron has the opportunity to use her faith in her career everyday. “At the preschool, I pray for the kiddos and do my best to communicate eternal truths to them,” she said. “They are loved, they are important, God made them for wonderful reasons, they are capable and God is always with them. I pray for my coworkers and for myself to have patience and inspiration as we teach.  I pray for the atmosphere of the room! At the restaurant, I pray God be glorified and for my work to be an act of worship, as I  encourage and love on coworkers and customers (friendly or grumpy).”

Herron would encourage IWU students to take advantage of all the opportunities IWU has to offer. “There won’t be another time in your life where so many resources are at your fingertips,” she said. “If things are out of your comfort zone, perhaps take them as a chance to expand your horizons.  The worst that could happen is you feel awkward at the event and leave to go get a coffee at McConn instead.”



Written by Dezaray Barr, PR Specialist for the Alumni Office. Dezaray is a junior Strategic Communication and Honors Humanities double major at Indiana Wesleyan University in the John Wesley Honors College. At IWU, Dezaray runs both the JWHC Blog and her own blog. Visit Dez’s website at



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