Meet the Teachers


Mrs. Allen (Ginger)

Ginger Allen is the director and teacher of Firm Foundation Preschool. She taught VPK for 4 years, and is excited to now be a part of Matthew’s Hope Preschool. She has been a regular volunteer at Matthew’s Hope for several years, and love what they do for the community, so when this opportunity came along, it felt like a perfect fit. She is originally from South Carolina, but has been in Florida for almost 20 years. Ginger earned a B.A. in Psychology from UCF in 1996, as well as Florida Staffing Credential and the NAC Director’s Credential. She attended Maitland Montessori’s Teacher Education Program to earn a Montessori Certification. “I have fallen in love with the Montessori way of teaching, and am confident the children will love it as well,” says Ginger. She is married to Daryl and has 2 children: Brooks and Gracie. They love to spend time together swimming, playing sports, and going to Disney. Ginger looks forward to this new adventure with Matthew’s Hope and sharing the Montessori Method with students.

Mrs. Reed (Katie)

Katie is a proud Texan and Baylor Bear who graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s in psychology and in 2013 with a master’s from Baylor’s Truett Seminary. While a member of Baylor’s Track and Cross Country teams, Katie met her future husband and fellow runner, Brandon. It was during undergrad that Katie received God’s call to crisis ministry. She gained experience in a variety of nonprofit settings including a domestic violence shelter, a crisis pregnancy counseling center, and church outreach. In Spring 2014, Katie got married, moved to Winter Garden, and began working for Matthew’s Hope. She was drawn to and continues to be inspired by this organization’s obedient commitment to being the hands and feet of Christ for the homeless in our community. Katie is amazed by God’s grace in allowing her to be a part of His mission through Matthew’s Hope. She is excited to see her love for kids and passion for serving the underserved come together as a teacher at Matthew’s Hope Firm Foundation Preschool.

Matthew's Hope Ministries, Inc.

Administrative Offices
523 South Woodland Street
Winter Garden, FL  34787
Emergency Line:  (407) 461-2625
Phone:  (407) 905-9500

Administrative Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday Ministries offered at the
Matthew's Hope Outreach Center
740 Ninth Street, east Winter Garden
each Tuesday between 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Contact Us