Teachers

Preschool Hours:

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Monday-Friday)

Cheyenne Bowling-Alford

Lead Teacher for Younger Ones (Butterflies)

Cheyenne started as a full time teacher at Central Preschool in May 2022, but she previously worked here as a floater from 2016-2019 while in high school & early college.  She grew up at Central Baptist and still attends with her family. She loves building connections with the children and watching them grow!

Cheyenne graduated from Campbell University in May 2022, with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies, where she was also in Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. In August 2022, she began working towards a Master's in Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology online from Liberty University. In her free-time she likes to read, journal, and listen to podcasts!

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Cheyenne started as a full time teacher at Central Preschool in May 2022, but she previously worked here as a floater from 2016-2019 while in high school & early college.  She grew up at Central Baptist and still attends with her family. She loves building connections with the children and watching them grow!

Cheyenne graduated from Campbell University in May 2022, with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies, where she was also in Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. In August 2022, she began working towards a Master's in Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology online from Liberty University. In her free-time she likes to read, journal, and listen to podcasts!

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Kristi Bryant

lead Teacher for Older Twos (Grasshoppers)

Kristi Bryant is a continuing student at Wake Community college where she is studying early childhood and Interior Design.  She has been working with children from birth to school age for over 17 years.  She is a mother of a son named  Alijah and enjoys serving in the Children's ministry at her church,  Mount Olive Missionary Baptist.  

Kristi loves working in preschool and helping parents mold the minds of very impressive children.   Each day starts with excitement hearing their stories.  Her hobbies are crafts, event planning, shopping, and traveling.

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Kristi Bryant is a continuing student at Wake Community college where she is studying early childhood and Interior Design.  She has been working with children from birth to school age for over 17 years.  She is a mother of a son named  Alijah and enjoys serving in the Children's ministry at her church,  Mount Olive Missionary Baptist.  

Kristi loves working in preschool and helping parents mold the minds of very impressive children.   Each day starts with excitement hearing their stories.  Her hobbies are crafts, event planning, shopping, and traveling.

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Meredith Ferrell

Assistant Teacher for Older Twos (Grasshoppers)

Meredith has been a part of the Central Baptist Preschool family since August 2021. She lives in Wendell and is married, with 3 children.  She has worked with young children for over 10 years being a preschool teacher and served as an assistant director at a preschool before coming to Central. She loves working and interacting with children daily and helping them grow academically and spiritually. She is blessed to be a part of this wonderful school. 

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Meredith has been a part of the Central Baptist Preschool family since August 2021. She lives in Wendell and is married, with 3 children.  She has worked with young children for over 10 years being a preschool teacher and served as an assistant director at a preschool before coming to Central. She loves working and interacting with children daily and helping them grow academically and spiritually. She is blessed to be a part of this wonderful school. 

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Nancy Frazier

Lead Teacher for Younger Threes (Dragonflies)

Nancy is a retired kindergarten teacher from Raleigh.  She earned ber degree in Early Childhood Education (K-6) at Meredith in 1986 and completed her Masters in Special Education from North Carolina State University in 1994.  She attends Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh with her husband  Fred.  They have one son, Joshua, who is in college at the University of Pennsylvania.  Nancy loves to travel to the beach and mountains and to snow ski! 

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Nancy is a retired kindergarten teacher from Raleigh.  She earned ber degree in Early Childhood Education (K-6) at Meredith in 1986 and completed her Masters in Special Education from North Carolina State University in 1994.  She attends Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh with her husband  Fred.  They have one son, Joshua, who is in college at the University of Pennsylvania.  Nancy loves to travel to the beach and mountains and to snow ski! 

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Abigail Fuentes

Assistant Teacher for Infants (Caterpillars)

Abigail feels blessed to be part of the staff at Central Baptist Preschool.  She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Child Life from East Carolina University.  She and her husband have two beautiful girls, Melody and Alina.   

She believes that children’s early years are critical to their development and having a Christ-centered foundation is the beginning of a successful future.  Her passion for working with children began when she took a child development class in high school.  She has had various internships, practicums, and volunteer opportunities in child care, early intervention, and in hospital settings where she gained valuable experience.  She was raised in a Christian home and, at the age of thirteen, received Jesus Christ as her Savior.   She leads worship at her church and the children will hear her singing throughout the day!   She loves serving the Lord and enjoys working with children. At Central Preschool she can do both!  Abigail hopes to be a blessing in your child’s life.

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Abigail feels blessed to be part of the staff at Central Baptist Preschool.  She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Child Life from East Carolina University.  She and her husband have two beautiful girls, Melody and Alina.   

She believes that children’s early years are critical to their development and having a Christ-centered foundation is the beginning of a successful future.  Her passion for working with children began when she took a child development class in high school.  She has had various internships, practicums, and volunteer opportunities in child care, early intervention, and in hospital settings where she gained valuable experience.  She was raised in a Christian home and, at the age of thirteen, received Jesus Christ as her Savior.   She leads worship at her church and the children will hear her singing throughout the day!   She loves serving the Lord and enjoys working with children. At Central Preschool she can do both!  Abigail hopes to be a blessing in your child’s life.

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Laurel Heffner

Lead Teacher for Infants (Caterpillars)

Laurel has been with Central Preschool since it opened.  She holds an Associate in Applied Science in Secretarial Science from The University of Akron and obtained North Carolina Early Childhood credentials.  

Working with children has always been rewarding to her even as a teenager working with immigrant children and being a nanny during college.  For the past sixteen years she has served in preschool and children’s ministry in various capacities such as Bible Study leader, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Preschool Director, and Vacation Bible School teacher.  She also homeschooled for ten years. She and her husband Greg have three children - two sons and a daughter.  They attend worship and serve at The Passage Church in Wendell.  Her  life verse is Colossians 4:2.  “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.”   

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Laurel has been with Central Preschool since it opened.  She holds an Associate in Applied Science in Secretarial Science from The University of Akron and obtained North Carolina Early Childhood credentials.  

Working with children has always been rewarding to her even as a teenager working with immigrant children and being a nanny during college.  For the past sixteen years she has served in preschool and children’s ministry in various capacities such as Bible Study leader, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Preschool Director, and Vacation Bible School teacher.  She also homeschooled for ten years. She and her husband Greg have three children - two sons and a daughter.  They attend worship and serve at The Passage Church in Wendell.  Her  life verse is Colossians 4:2.  “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.”   

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Maria Hernandez

Assistant Teacher for Pre-Ks (Tigers)

Maria and her husband left their home state of California to be near their two grandsons, both of whom attended Central Preschool.  She feels the Lord called her to work with children in various capacities.  She loves the little ones and has a passion to see them learn and grow, especially in their knowledge of the Lord.  For more than a decade, she has either assisted or taught in classrooms from two-year-olds to second grade, and she has been active in the children’s ministry at her church.  She strongly believes that the Lord has equipped her to guide children in His paths and to foster their love of learning, both in God’s Word and academics.

 One of Maria's favorite passages of Scripture is, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).  This verse speaks to her heart because it shows the need for every child to have a solid foundation in their life, rooted and grounded in Christ. She is grateful to the Lord for the opportunity He gave her to join the Central Preschool family.  She is eager with anticipation for all God will do to help our children prosper in their learning and in their love for Jesus.

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Maria and her husband left their home state of California to be near their two grandsons, both of whom attended Central Preschool.  She feels the Lord called her to work with children in various capacities.  She loves the little ones and has a passion to see them learn and grow, especially in their knowledge of the Lord.  For more than a decade, she has either assisted or taught in classrooms from two-year-olds to second grade, and she has been active in the children’s ministry at her church.  She strongly believes that the Lord has equipped her to guide children in His paths and to foster their love of learning, both in God’s Word and academics.

 One of Maria's favorite passages of Scripture is, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).  This verse speaks to her heart because it shows the need for every child to have a solid foundation in their life, rooted and grounded in Christ. She is grateful to the Lord for the opportunity He gave her to join the Central Preschool family.  She is eager with anticipation for all God will do to help our children prosper in their learning and in their love for Jesus.

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Lauren Jackson

Assistant Teacher for Older Ones (Bumblebees)

Lauren joined Central preschool in April of 2022. She has over 10 years of experience teaching preschool children. Lauren is married to Dale and they have 3 grown children. In their spare time, they enjoy traveling together. 

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Lauren joined Central preschool in April of 2022. She has over 10 years of experience teaching preschool children. Lauren is married to Dale and they have 3 grown children. In their spare time, they enjoy traveling together. 

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Paula Klepchick

Lead Teacher for Older Ones (Bumblebees)

Paula is thrilled to be a member of the Central  Preschool team!  Many years ago she worked with one year-olds at a licensed child care center and loved it!  Since then, she has  explored other career opportunities, but continued to volunteer on Sunday mornings for Preschool Worship Care.  She  joined the weekday team in 2018 and has LOVED being back in the field of early childhood! 

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Paula is thrilled to be a member of the Central  Preschool team!  Many years ago she worked with one year-olds at a licensed child care center and loved it!  Since then, she has  explored other career opportunities, but continued to volunteer on Sunday mornings for Preschool Worship Care.  She  joined the weekday team in 2018 and has LOVED being back in the field of early childhood! 

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Carla Koehler

Assistant Teacher for Pre-Ks (Turtles)

Carla has been a part of CBC Preschool since May 2022. Carla enjoys working with children and watching them learn and grow. She loves teaching about Jesus and showing His love towards others. 

She attended Lee University and South Granville Community College. Carla is originally from Florida but has lived in NC since 2004. She has been married to her husband, Dave, since 1998.

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Carla has been a part of CBC Preschool since May 2022. Carla enjoys working with children and watching them learn and grow. She loves teaching about Jesus and showing His love towards others. 

She attended Lee University and South Granville Community College. Carla is originally from Florida but has lived in NC since 2004. She has been married to her husband, Dave, since 1998.

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Tiffany Lambert

Assistant Teacher for Younger Threes (Dragonflies)

Tiffany has been attending Central Baptist since 2013. She first started working for Central Preschool in 2017 and has served as a teacher in several age groups. She loves watching children grow and fall in love with Jesus. 

She lives in Archer's lodge with her husband, Josh, has 3 children (Summer, Braxton, and Brantley), and a cat named Brittany.  

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Tiffany has been attending Central Baptist since 2013. She first started working for Central Preschool in 2017 and has served as a teacher in several age groups. She loves watching children grow and fall in love with Jesus. 

She lives in Archer's lodge with her husband, Josh, has 3 children (Summer, Braxton, and Brantley), and a cat named Brittany.  

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Cynthia Leon

Assistant Teacher for Older Ones (Bumblebees)

Cynthia has been at Central since September 2021.  She is currently a student a Vance-Granville Community College pursuing an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development.  She attends Rocky Cross Holiness Church in Zebulon and has four children; LaTonya, Moises, Alex, and Brendan. 

Cynthia enjoys the "family feel" of the Central staff and loves seeing little ones interact with each other.  She desires to enhance her teaching skills and grow in her knowledge of the Word of God. 

She enjoys the beach, shopping, and spending time with her family.

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Cynthia has been at Central since September 2021.  She is currently a student a Vance-Granville Community College pursuing an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development.  She attends Rocky Cross Holiness Church in Zebulon and has four children; LaTonya, Moises, Alex, and Brendan. 

Cynthia enjoys the "family feel" of the Central staff and loves seeing little ones interact with each other.  She desires to enhance her teaching skills and grow in her knowledge of the Word of God. 

She enjoys the beach, shopping, and spending time with her family.

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Avery Liebermann

Assistant Teacher for Infants (Caterpillars)

Avery joined the Central Preschool staff in August of 2022.  She grew up in Wendell, graduated East Wake High School, and attended Wake Technical College for Psychology as Avery has always felt a connection with children.  Avery has previously worked with preschoolers for a year, and is the proud mother of two beautiful preschoolers of her own.  She also loves being in the great outdoors.

 

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Avery joined the Central Preschool staff in August of 2022.  She grew up in Wendell, graduated East Wake High School, and attended Wake Technical College for Psychology as Avery has always felt a connection with children.  Avery has previously worked with preschoolers for a year, and is the proud mother of two beautiful preschoolers of her own.  She also loves being in the great outdoors.

 

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Jan Maynard

Lead Teacher for Older Threes (Fireflies)

Jan has been a part of CBC Preschool since April 2022. She graduated from Johnston Community College in 1999 with an associate's degree in Early Childhood. In the past twenty years, she has taught kindergarten, worked as a school-age coordinator, and taught preschool. She loves working with children and always strives to put a smile on the faces of children no matter the situation. 

Jan has been married since 2020 to her best friend, Chance. She has 2 children of her own plus 2 step-children. She is a member of Eastgate Church in Wilson. She enjoys volunteering at homeless shelters serving food and serving the community of Wilson for special events put on by her church. 

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Jan has been a part of CBC Preschool since April 2022. She graduated from Johnston Community College in 1999 with an associate's degree in Early Childhood. In the past twenty years, she has taught kindergarten, worked as a school-age coordinator, and taught preschool. She loves working with children and always strives to put a smile on the faces of children no matter the situation. 

Jan has been married since 2020 to her best friend, Chance. She has 2 children of her own plus 2 step-children. She is a member of Eastgate Church in Wilson. She enjoys volunteering at homeless shelters serving food and serving the community of Wilson for special events put on by her church. 

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Stefanie Mills

Lead Teacher for Younger Twos (Crickets)

Stefanie has her associate's degree in Early Childhood. She has been working in childcare for 8 years. She is married and has 2 kids, Ethan and Payton. During the first part of their marriage, they lived in Texas where her husband was stationed at Fort Hood in the army. They are members of Grace Lutheran Church in Raleigh. Stafanie teaches Sunday School and serves in all different areas of the church. Stefanie loves working at Central because she gets to teach the children about God and His Word. She also loves watching the children learn and grow and seeing their smiling faces as they come in the door. 

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Stefanie has her associate's degree in Early Childhood. She has been working in childcare for 8 years. She is married and has 2 kids, Ethan and Payton. During the first part of their marriage, they lived in Texas where her husband was stationed at Fort Hood in the army. They are members of Grace Lutheran Church in Raleigh. Stafanie teaches Sunday School and serves in all different areas of the church. Stefanie loves working at Central because she gets to teach the children about God and His Word. She also loves watching the children learn and grow and seeing their smiling faces as they come in the door. 

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Haanah Naas

Assistant Teacher for Younger Ones (Butterflies)

Haanah joined the Central Preschool team in July 2022 and is excited to be a part of the Central Preschool team.  Since middle school, Haanah has felt the Lord leading her to work with children and she is loving it.  She worked in an elementary school during high school and is currently working on her degree in education.  She has lived all across America; from Wisconsin to New Mexico, but North Carolina may be her choice!

Hannah's  favorite bible verse is Psalm 37:5, “Commit your ways to the Lord, trust in Him and He will bring it to pass.”  She looks forward to serving with Central and learning more about instructing, guiding, and loving children of all ages. 

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Haanah joined the Central Preschool team in July 2022 and is excited to be a part of the Central Preschool team.  Since middle school, Haanah has felt the Lord leading her to work with children and she is loving it.  She worked in an elementary school during high school and is currently working on her degree in education.  She has lived all across America; from Wisconsin to New Mexico, but North Carolina may be her choice!

Hannah's  favorite bible verse is Psalm 37:5, “Commit your ways to the Lord, trust in Him and He will bring it to pass.”  She looks forward to serving with Central and learning more about instructing, guiding, and loving children of all ages. 

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Gina Pearce

Lead Teacher for Pre-Ks (Turtles)

Gina has been a part of CBC Preschool since April 2016.  She has been teaching preschool since graduating from Meredith College in 2001.  She has a BS in Psychology, and loves using her background to learn about others and engage with them.  She loves shaping young minds!  

Gina has  been married since 2002 to her high school sweetheart, Jeffrey.  They have a son, Joshua, and a daughter, Madison.  She is an active member of Harris Chapel Baptist Church in Youngsville.  She enjoys  serving the Lord and teaching others about Him and looks forward to teaching and loving each child that comes her way!

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Gina has been a part of CBC Preschool since April 2016.  She has been teaching preschool since graduating from Meredith College in 2001.  She has a BS in Psychology, and loves using her background to learn about others and engage with them.  She loves shaping young minds!  

Gina has  been married since 2002 to her high school sweetheart, Jeffrey.  They have a son, Joshua, and a daughter, Madison.  She is an active member of Harris Chapel Baptist Church in Youngsville.  She enjoys  serving the Lord and teaching others about Him and looks forward to teaching and loving each child that comes her way!

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Lampoo Raipimai

Assistant Teacher for Younger Twos (Crickets)

Lampoo came to Central Preschool in March of 2022 and is very grateful for the opportunity to be here. She loves teaching arts and crafts and singing songs with the children. These are the happiest times of the day. They also help her to give special attention to each and every one of the children. 

Lampoo attended Bible Study at Temple Baptist in Raleigh where she was encouraged to attend community college. 

Lampoo obtained her certification to teach Early Childhood Pre-school and taught at Temple Baptist Daycare for 7 years. She gained additional experience in the requirements for teaching daycare at another state-inspected school. 

Lampoo and her husband Dominic met and fell in love while he was on R&R from working in Iraq and married after a 3-year courtship. They have been happily married for 9 years. 

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Lampoo came to Central Preschool in March of 2022 and is very grateful for the opportunity to be here. She loves teaching arts and crafts and singing songs with the children. These are the happiest times of the day. They also help her to give special attention to each and every one of the children. 

Lampoo attended Bible Study at Temple Baptist in Raleigh where she was encouraged to attend community college. 

Lampoo obtained her certification to teach Early Childhood Pre-school and taught at Temple Baptist Daycare for 7 years. She gained additional experience in the requirements for teaching daycare at another state-inspected school. 

Lampoo and her husband Dominic met and fell in love while he was on R&R from working in Iraq and married after a 3-year courtship. They have been happily married for 9 years. 

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Amanda Richardson

Assistant Teacher for Older Threes (Fireflies))

Amanda Richardson felt a call to return to teaching after working at a marketing firm for two years.  She joined our staff again in fall 2022 and is excited to be back at Central Preschool.  She loves  working with little ones and  being a part of their time here at Central!  She is currently completing a degree in Communications from Liberty University.

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Amanda Richardson felt a call to return to teaching after working at a marketing firm for two years.  She joined our staff again in fall 2022 and is excited to be back at Central Preschool.  She loves  working with little ones and  being a part of their time here at Central!  She is currently completing a degree in Communications from Liberty University.

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Kathy Snyder

Lead Teacher for Pre-Ks (Tigers)

Kathy is the lead teacher in the Pre-K Tigers class.  She is honored that you have chosen to entrust your precious little one to her care here at Central Preschool.

As the mother of two, she completely understands the many emotions of parents, whether their little ones have been at Central for some time or they are sending them off to school for the first time. She recalls how she felt when the time came to send her children off to school. She is experiencing a season of separation again as her own young people, Meghan and Ryan, have completed their college endeavors and now, as only the Lord could have orchestrated, they each have begun the next phase of their life journey in the city of Chicago.

The Lord has given Kathy a tender heart for preschool-age children and she knows her position at Central is a “Divine” appointment.  She began working with preschool-age children in 1998 and through the years, has not only been in the classroom but has also been active in many aspects of children’s and adult ministries. She and her husband, Mark, live in Wendell and are members at Central.

Kathy is committed to loving, instructing, encouraging, and guiding the children in her care. Their time together is not only spent learning to recognize our ABCs but also recognizing the need to have a relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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Kathy is the lead teacher in the Pre-K Tigers class.  She is honored that you have chosen to entrust your precious little one to her care here at Central Preschool.

As the mother of two, she completely understands the many emotions of parents, whether their little ones have been at Central for some time or they are sending them off to school for the first time. She recalls how she felt when the time came to send her children off to school. She is experiencing a season of separation again as her own young people, Meghan and Ryan, have completed their college endeavors and now, as only the Lord could have orchestrated, they each have begun the next phase of their life journey in the city of Chicago.

The Lord has given Kathy a tender heart for preschool-age children and she knows her position at Central is a “Divine” appointment.  She began working with preschool-age children in 1998 and through the years, has not only been in the classroom but has also been active in many aspects of children’s and adult ministries. She and her husband, Mark, live in Wendell and are members at Central.

Kathy is committed to loving, instructing, encouraging, and guiding the children in her care. Their time together is not only spent learning to recognize our ABCs but also recognizing the need to have a relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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