Our Staff

Andrea Barbour, Director

I'm passionate about serving others!  This position gives me the opportunity to utilize my God given gifts in order to help someone else along the way.  To hear the children laugh, see the smiling faces of others coming and going and smell the aroma of desserts baking in the oven brings me joy.  I'm so grateful to carry on the legacy of my mother's dream for the betterment of the community that we serve.Image

I'm proud to be a Christian and serve such an awesome God! His love encourages me to give more of myself for the sake
of another, each and every day that I live.

I am a widow with one daughter,  Chantelle Barbour


Attended Carson Newman College receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology (Human Services)

Employment History: 

Food Service Manager for Price Elementary School (JCPS) 2years

Blue Cross Blue Shield  (Claims Adjuster)  2 years

Director of 41st Street Child Care Center   (12 years)

ElderServe Senior Center  (Outreach Social Worker)  2 years

AJB Services (Insurance Sales/Medicare Consultant ) 2009 to present

41st Street Family Care Center, Inc ( Center Director) 2012 to present

41st Street Family Care Center, Inc (Executive Director)  2015 to present

Volunteer Services:

Served as a Foster Parent (teenagers) from 1993 until 2006
Senior Care Provider   from 2002 to present

Chantelle Barbour

My name is Chantelle Barbour. I am a senior at the University of Kentucky pursuing my Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education. I am also a student teacher at the University of Kentucky’s Early Childhood Laboratory. I am the proud granddaughter of Norma Shelby (the founder of 41st Street Child Care Center). With the determination to keep her dream and legacy alive, I am adamant about the services this ministry provides.

My contribution to the ministry is creating and implementing individualized, educational supports for the kids based on their academic grade level, their strengths, their weakness, and their interest. Not only do I guide the kids in using these supports, but I also share the use of the activity with the parents and staff at 41st Street. I strongly believe in educating and meeting the needs of the entire family.

When I am able to come in town for special events, I teach biblical lessons to the students that create discussions on how to utilize the lesson in the real world. I believe that kids learn best by doing. With that being said, each Bible lesson that is taught includes an activity.

I am elated that God has granted me the opportunity to serve in such capacity.

Valerie Wells

I started working at 41st Street Family Care Center in July, 2015. Even though most of my work experience has been in the clerical field, I've come to truly enjoy working here at the ministry. My position as the Center Supervisor allows me to be challenged in more ways than one.  Not only have I seen others grow in different ways through this ministry, I also see me doing the same.





Devonna  Crocker

Volunteering at 41st Street Family Care Center has been a blessing in my life.  I started volunteering the summer of 2014, my freshmen year in college and have been back every summer.  I love being able to help people and 41st Street gives me another opportunity to do just that. I feel like family when I'm there and even when I'm away.