St. Luke’s News

JUNE 2019

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We have a BIG need here at St. Luke's! Our diaper bank is dangerously low. Throughout April, we distributed 1,650 diapers to 55 families. Due to generous donations in  May, we distributed 2300 diapers to 59 families due to generous donations.

Help us raise our community up. Our need is greater than ever and we need your help. Please consider donating diapers to our diaper bank in one of the following ways:

1. Visit our Amazon wishlist and have diapers sent right to our door! Click here:

2. Host a diaper drive! It's easy, fun, and a great way to get your friends and community involved. Email to get started.

3. Drop off diapers any time during our office hours (Monday - Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm)

THANK YOU for supporting St. Luke's Community House! Without amazing friends like you, we couldn't offer so many resources to our amazing community. 

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Volunteers Needed! Join us on June 22 from 11-3 for a day of fun, sun, and community! 

Unite the Nations: Field Day is an event that fosters community and comradery throughout the Nations neighborhood. It's an all inclusive, free event with snacks, refreshments, team games, partner races and activities for kids, adults, and seniors. 

Slated for Saturday June 22, just after the first day of summer! This day time activity festival will include basketball, tug o war, a water balloon toss, and much more. These day time games will take place on St. Luke’s Campus.

We’re currently seeking volunteers to help us manage races and carnival games. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact our events manager at

For more information, visit

Farewell, Neysa!


It is with much gratitude that we say goodbye to Neysa Badili, our wonderful Child Development Assistant Director for the last 6 years, as she steps away to enjoy her much deserved retirement. We will miss her kind influence on the preschool, but wish her the best in her next step! Enjoy retirement, Neysa!


Welcome Tevis Haynie,
Child Development Assistant Director


Favorite Children’s Books:
Our Children Can Soar by Michelle Gok
The Skin You Live In by Michelle Tyler


Tevis Haynie is the mother to an 11-year-old daughter and has lived in Tennessee for 7 years.

She received her Bachelors in Elementary Education from Western Kentucky University and her Master’s in Human Behaviors/Services from Capella University. She is currently pursuing her second masters degree in Organizational Leadership with certifications in both Professional Coaching and Global Leadership.

I am the gardener, my students and educators are my flowers. It is up to me to water & nurture them to grow to be their very best and give them as much sunshine (joy) as I possibly can as I continue to learn and grow.

Welcome Tevis! | You can contact Tevis at

Welcome Dia Mimms:
our new Pre-k Instructional Coach!


Dia is a wife and mother of three (and a fur momma!) born and raised right here in Nashville, TN

 She was educated in Metro Nashville Public Schools, earning her B.S. from Tennessee State University in Speech Communication; teacher certification grades 1-8 Fisk University; EL endorsement; Master’s of Science in Reading from National University in LaJolla, CA;  Reading Recovery certification/training from Georgia State University and Ohio State University, and Early Childhood license from Tennessee State University.


Favorite children’s books: Oh the Places You Will Go, the Reddy Freddy series  and Elephant and Piggie books.

“ I can’t wait to watch and support each and every child, teacher, and family grow and achieve their learning or professional goals by building and supporting  academically and socio-emotionally strong students, staff and families who will achieve, dream and grow in Kindergarten and as life-long learners.  “

Welcome Dia! | You can contact Dia at


At the end of May we applaued our newly graduated class of 2019! It was a joyous celebration with songs and smiles. Congratulations, Graduates - Oh, the places you’ll go!




Join us on Sept 12 at 8 am for a free fellowship breakfast celebrating community, philanthropy, and the red door of hope! We love our community of vibrant donors, volunteers, and advocates.

Email to RSVP!