Livestream Worship on Sundays at 9 am Traditional and 11 am Contemporary



All staff at Sunbeam Children’s Center are qualified child care providers. They hold degrees or have many years of experience working with children and are certified in Pediatric CPR & First Aid. Upon hiring each staff member, we perform a fingerprint based national criminal history search and sex offender check.   We also require each staff member to have 12 hours of enrichment training outside of the classroom per school year.

For a more extensive description of Staff Requirements see our Parent Handbook.


veronica staffVeronica McGuin – Director

I moved to Manassas, Virginia in 1982.  I am married to a very special man, Bob. We have shared the last 28 years together and have three sons, Robert, Chris and Andy. We are also grandparents of one very special girl, Natalie Grace. I have been working with children for the past twenty-five years. I have my Infant/Toddler and Preschool Child Development Associate Credential in early childhood education. I also have my Preschool Certification through the Virginia Department of Social Services. I started working for Sunbeam Children's Center in 2009 and decided that this is the place for me. I feel very blessed to be a part of the St. Thomas United Methodist Church, the Sunbeam Children's Center Family and to help spread God's word to all the little Sunbeams that come through our Center year after year. The staff, school and families, new and old, have left an imprint on my heart that can never be erased.


Cynthia Guevarra

Cynthia Guevarra - Assistant Director 

Cynthia graduated from George Mason University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications; She Is currently pursuing her Masters in Early Childhood Education also at George Mason. She has been working with children for over five years and absolutely loves it. What she loves most about working with children is their eagerness to learn something new every day. Cynthia has a 3-year-old son of her own who loves all things shark and dinosaur. Together they love to bake sweet treats, go to the park and build tall towers using magnetic tiles. She is so excited to be a part of the ST. Thomas United Methodist Church –Sunbeam Children Center.  


Teaching Staff - Day Care

Infant Room:

  • Shirley Henry
  • Consuello Colding
  • Mackenzie Morgan
  • Kim Williams

Pre -Toddlers

  • Ellen Carranza


  • Doris Hernandez
  • Justin Kenney
  • Anna Mazhari
  • Elke Morgan
  • Litzy Penaloza
  • Kim Williams

Two Year Olds

  • Jackie Guerrero
  • Jenifer Lizano

Three Year Olds:

  • Nancy Huntington
  • Mackenzie Morgan
  • Teresa Rook
  • Litzy Penaloza 

Four Year Olds:

  • Isela Paniagua-Chavez
  • Shirley Green
  • Elizabeth Guerrero


  • Mary Kenney

Teaching Staff - Preschool

Two & Three Year Olds

  • Jackie Guerrero

Three Year Olds:

  • Anna Mazhari

Four Year Olds: 

  • Gina Herr


  • Justin Kenney
  • Mackenzie Morgan
  • Litzy Penaloza
  • Gasna Thomas



On Sunday, June 6 we will begin offering both in-person and livestream worship options.  Until then, please join the community’s Worship Livestream Event on Sundays at 9 am Traditional and 11 am Contemporary.


St. Thomas UMC
8899 Sudley Road
Manassas, VA 20110

Our Haymarket Campus

Worship: Sundays at 10 AM
Haymarket Elementary School

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