LaVerna Simons has been at ECS for 33 years. Her husband Jeff is retired from ministry at Grace Evangelical Church. They have been married 53 years. Two of their four children are ECS graduates, Peter (1984) and Holly (1986). Their oldest daughter, Dee Ann, is the mother of four and lives in Brentwood. She is now a third grade teacher at David Lipscomb Elementary. Peter is a music teacher at Dogwood Elementary and part-time music minister at Christ Church in Bartlett and Arlington. Holly lives in Carruthersville, MO with husband, Ricky Lyle and three children. He is the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Carruthersville where Holly serves as the pre-kindergarten teacher. Their youngest son, Mark, works for FedEx and lives in Las Vegas, NV.
The Simons live in Oakland, Tennessee and attend Grace Evangelical Church.