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Board Members

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Stephanie Judkins

Board Chair


My passion for education of young children spans 50 years, beginning with babysitting as a teenager, majoring in Early Childhood education in college, continuing with a focus on families in further education. I ran daycare centers when I was first married, then did home care when our own children came along. I am delighted to be a part of this Board and initiative in the ministries of Milford First Methodist Church. My husband, Dean, and I have lived in Milford for over 25 years and been part of this church. Our 3 children are grown, 2 still live in Cincinnati and we have 4 grandchildren.

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Brenda Forrest



I am blessed to be a part of A Million Dreams Learning Center as it combines my love for children and service. As the Treasurer, I will strive to ensure fiscal responsibility. I reside in Milford with my husband and three sons. 

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Kate Jordan

Administrator of A Million Dreams & Parent

Before taking the Office Administrator position at Milford First, I had worked in Early Learning Centers for 6 years while obtaining my bachelor's degree from Eastern Kentucky University. I have worked with children of all ages and abilities and I am looking forward to doing so again!

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Kris Baker

Jr. High Teacher


As a 27 year educator, the importance of a firm, loving, educational foundation is so important. As a resident of Milford with 3 grown children, it has been a blessing to be a part of planning for this learning center to bless the lives of the community we have called home.

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Don Hartley

Retired Education Administrator & Teacher

I have been involved in education for more than 40 years. All students deserve a great start in their educational endeavors. A Million Dreams will offer all young children a super beginning. God Bless!

Corina Atherton

 Director of Children & Family Ministry 


I have worked with children, specifically in early learning and literacy, since 2011. I'm so grateful to be a part of Milford First, the Million Dreams Learning Center, and the Milford community. I live in Milford, with my husband and 2 kids, a daughter in Milford schools, and a son at NKU.

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Dean Judkins

Church Administrator


I spent the majority of my working career in healthcare administration.  Following my retirement in 2012, I looked for work where I could capitalize on my operational experience.  An opportunity opened up at Milford First when the need for a Church Administrator arose.I have served in this capacity for the last 5 years or so.  When the decision was made to open A Million Dreams Learning Center, I happily accepted a position on the Board to lend whatever help I could offer to make this dream a reality.

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Pastor Steven Rodgers

Lead Pastor of Milford First United Methodist Church

Shortly after coming to this church in 2017, I and others have dreamed of opening a Christian based Learning Center, offering the little ones in our community a welcoming, healthy, and happy learning environment. It has been a blessing to see that dream become a reality in the opening of a Million Dreams Learning Center; a place dedicated to the care of our youngest community members and their families.

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