Penny Buckert

Director, First Friends Day School & Nursery

Who I Am


Penny is married to Mike Buckert and they have three grown children.  Their daughter Amanda is married to Luke Horton and they have two sons, Colin and Davis.  Their daughter Kim is married to Michael Valdez and they have two sons, Elijah and Jacob.  Their son Doug lives in Pasadena and is a Police Officer for the Pasadena Police Department.                            

Penny started working at First UMC Pasadena in February 1998.   She served as the Youth Director, the Christian Life Center Director and is now serving as the Director of First Friends Day School.  She loves being at First Friends because she gets to work with a phenomenal staff as well as seeing wonderful children and families come through the doors each and every day!