Early Childhood Staff & Contact Information

Our wonderful staff & the best way to contact them! 

  • Mrs. Brenda Sorren- Director

    bsorren@shepherdofthecoast.org

    954 772 5468 x224

    I was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and moved to Florida with my family in 1982. I received my Director Credential and my Bachelor of Arts from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. 

    Matthew 19:14  English Standard Version (ESV) 

    but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of Heaven."

  • Marian Manchester - Infants

    954-772-5468

    I was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I earned my Florida Child Care Professional Credential Birth-Five through Florida Department of Children and Families.

    Matthew 19:14 English Standard Version (ESV) 

    but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."

  • Faith Grambow - infants

    954-772-5468

    I was born in Warren, Michigan, and moved to Florida with my family in 2011. I earned my Child Care Facility Training credential through the Florida Department of Children and Families.

    Psalm 34:5 English Standard Version (ESV) 

    "Those who look at Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed."

  • LILY BUSTAMANTE - toddlers

    954-772-5468

    I was born in Bogota, Columbia, and moved to Florida with my family in 1993. I earned my Child Care Facility Training credential through the Florida Department of Children and Families.

    Mark 11:24 English Standard Version (ESV) "Therefore I tell you. whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." 


  • latoya Michelin - toddlers

    954-772-5468

    I was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I earned my Child Care Facility Training credential through the Florida Department of Children and Families.

    Psalm 138:3 English Standard Version (ESV) "On the day I called, you answered me, my strength of soul you increased." 

  • Erica philippe - toddlers

    954-772-5468

    I was born  in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I am in the process of earning my Child Care Facility Training credential through the Florida Department of Children and Families.

    Proverbs 3:3 English Standard Version (ESV) "Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart."

  • shanique evans - pre-k 2

    954-772-5468

    I was born in Jamaica and moved to Florida with my family in 2012. I earned my Child Care Facility Training credential through the Florida Department of Children and Families.

    Isaiah 40:31 English Standard Version (ESV) "but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."  

  • jenny Pacheco - pre-k 2

    954-772-5468

    I was born in Ecuador and moved to Florida with my family in 1994. I earned my Child Care Facility Training credential through the Florida Department of Children and Families.

    Psalm 91:1 English Standard Version (ESV) "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty."

  • tamara carter - pre-k 2

    954-772-5468

    I was born in Fort Lauderdale. I earned my Child Care Facility Training credential through the Florida Department of Children and Families.

    Ephesians 4:32 English Standard Version (ESV) "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you."

  • maria Augustine - pre-k 3

    954-772-5468

    I was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and moved to Florida in 1999. I earned my National Child Development Associate (CDA) through the Council for Professional Recognition, Washington, DC. 

    Psalm 107:1 English Standard Version (ESV) "Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!"

  • gaibe risquez - vpk

    954-772-5468

    I was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and moved to Florida in 2003. I earned a B.A. in Education, a Specialist in Educational Management, and a Specialist in Educational and Evaluation Degree from Venezuela. All my degrees were translated and accepted when I moved to Florida.

    Matthew 7:7 English Standard Version (ESV) "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."

  • Nadine charleus - vpk

    954-772-5468

    I was born in Haiti and moved to Florida when I was 10 years old. I earned my Child Care Facility Training credential through the Florida Department of Children and Families. I am currently completing my Associate of Arts degree.

    Matthew 6:34 English Standard Version (ESV) "Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for thr day is its own trouble."

  • dora restrepo - vpk

    954-772-5468

    I was born in Uraguay and moved to Florida in 1987. I earned my Child Care Facility Training credential though the Florida Department of Children and Families. 

    Luke 12:34 English Standard Version (ESV) "For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also."

  • Michelle Francis - PRE-k 3

    954-772-5468

    I was born in Jamaica and moved to Florida with my family in 2012 I am in the process of earning my Child Care Facility Training credential through the Florida Department of Children and Families. 

    Psalm 121:2 English Standard Version (ESV) "My help comes from the Lord, who made Heaven and Earth."