Regina (Gina) King, Interim Director/Teacher Assistant:

Regina has two adult children, Brad and Amber. She is the Director of the preschool ministry at Enjoy Church where she attends. She has extensive experience in the early childhood profession. She graduated from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL with a B.S. in the field of Early Childhood Education. She later received her M.S. in Education. Gina has a strong passion for young children and teaching and guiding them into a close personal relationship with God.

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Amber Stradtmann,        Four-Year-Old Preschool Teacher: 

Amber has a family of three with a baby due in March 2020. She graduated in 2015 from Lewis and Clark Community College with an associate degree in Early Childhood Education. As an active member of Enjoy Church in Alton, IL, she volunteers with the children's ministry. She delights in working with kids of all ages and has a passion for teaching young children, a vocation to which she feels God has called her. She gives thanks to God for His many gifts!

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Sharen Nolte, Teacher Assistant:

Sharen graduated with an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Lewis and Clark Community College. She taught at Zion Lutheran Preschool in Bethalto for nineteen years and served as director of the preschool for sixteen of those years. She then earned a Certification in Financial Planning (CFP) and worked as a financial planner with American Express Financial Advisors for nine years and spent another ten with Edward Jones. She and her husband, Nelson, live in Moro and are the proud parents of three daughters and a son and grandparents to nine children.

Shelia Russell, Afternoon Assistant Director/Teacher:

Shelia has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Lewis and Clark Community College and has spent over thirty years caring for and teaching children, from infants to third graders. For thirteen of those years, she worked for two different Christian schools in the local area. She is married with one daughter and two grandchildren and attends Lifehouse Community Church in Alton.

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Tammi Galloway, Three-Year-Old Preschool Teacher:

Tammi began her professional life in 1996 as a licensed vocational nurse taking care of children with special needs and those who survived catastrophic injuries. She then ran her own licensed daycare in Los Angeles, CA, until relocating to Godfrey, IL, in 2004. Between her career as a nurse, “playing teacher” as a kid, and homeschooling five of her six children, Tammi has always been passionate about caring for and teaching others. Returning to school to further her education was one of the best decisions she ever made; she is currently pursuing her Associate of Arts degree at Lewis and Clark Community College and her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services/Early Childhood Development at Missouri Baptist University. A faithful Christian who aims to live a God-first life, Tammi is honored to serve at Faith and to be a part of positively impacting young children’s lives during the early stages of their growth and development.

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Sarah Clayton, Teacher Assistant:

Sarah was born and raised in Godfrey, IL. She attended Faith Lutheran School for nine years and graduated from Zion Lutheran. She felt a calling for early childhood education and is currently attending Lewis and Clark Community College with plans to graduate with her AAS degree in May 2020. She will continue her education at SIUE to pursue her teaching degree in early childhood. Sarah has a strong faith and is raising her son Leo with the same values. She has a love for helping children learn and grow through Christ.