Light of Christ Christian Preschool Staff
My family (Rick, Shayla & Lukas) and I moved to Arizona in 2018 from Maryland. We found Light of Christ Church and fell in love with it immediately because it's all about Jesus and serving others. I am blessed to have the privilege of serving the amazing Preschool Team and the Preschool Families.
Minis Lead Teacher
I am so lucky to be the wife of an awesome man and the mom to three little boys and one huge great dane. We've had lots of adventures living in Indiana, Minnesota, and now in Chandler. I love to bake, sew, and do all kinds of crafts. I'm excited to watch your children grow and learn this year.
My family and I moved to AZ in 2015 from MN. We are a military family; my husband has been serving proudly for almost 24 yrs. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from Saint Cloud State University. I homeschooled our four children for 10 years and have taught preschool through 8th grade. I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, paddleboarding, traveling, biking, reading, playing cards with family and doing numerous Bible studies. My husband and I keep busy coaching our younger boys' soccer team, cheering on our teens with their high school sports and activities and hanging out with family and friends. I am passionate about teaching and helping children develop a love for learning!
Littles Lead Teacher
My family and I moved to Arizona in 2019 from Illinois. I earned my B.A. in Elementary Education from Illinois State University. In my free time, I enjoy traveling to Disney, spending time with my family and swimming. I am blessed to be teaching at Light of Christ Preschool.
My name is Diana Peterson. I enjoy helping the children at Light of Christ Preschool. I have a degree in Physics from the University of Baghdad. I also serve as a Language Interpreter for AFLS as needed. My husband, David, myself and our son James moved from Iowa to Arizona in 2018. Our family loves the Arizona weather and spending time hiking, swimming, and travelling when possible. The Lord has blessed us to be here, and given me the opportunity to assist in teaching the children. “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Matthew 7:12
Bigs Lead Teacher
I'm an Arizona native with a passion for teaching and helping others foster a loving relationship with learning. In 2005, I earned my B.A. in Elementary Education from Arizona State University. Since then, I have been in the classroom. I've taught Kindergarten and 2nd Grade. I currently reside in Gilbert with my husband and our dogs. In my free time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my daughters and grandchildren.
My name is Katy Bellack! My family and I have been attending Light of Christ Church for 5 years. I have been working with the Preschool for 2 years now and I have loved every minute of it! Last year I was able to work with the 4-5 year old class three days a week. I'm so excited to be able to work five days a week this year! I can't wait to work with this years wonderful students by teaching them about the Lord and helping them learn everything they need to know! Counting down the days until I can meet these amazing kids!
Bigs Too Lead Teacher
I have been blessed to live in Gilbert with my husband and two children for over 25 years. When I am not teaching, I am usually watching my son play sports, reading
or traveling with family & friends. I hold a degree in Elementary Education with an
Early Childhood Endorsement from Northern Arizona University. Previously I have taught 2nd grade, 4th grade, Kindergarten and I was a K-6 Reading Specialist for a total of fourteen years. I also homeschooled my own children for six years. I am excited to guide and watch our “littles” grow using hands on learning & play.
“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him.” -Psalm 127:3