Meet The Team
Director/ Lead Teacher
Maria studied child development, and early childhood education at Central Michigan University. She has worked as a lead teacher in a large child care setting with young children. She began as director and lead teacher at Grace Beginnings Preschool in 2017.
"I teach because I love to see that "ah ha" moment when a child discovers something for the first time. My role is to prepare a learning environment rich in materials and possibilities. Where children are supported, and valued for their ideas, and seen as researchers, and active participants in their learning."
Christy began teaching at Grace Beginnings Preschool in 2015.
"I love teaching because I love helping children learn new things and seeing their faces when they accomplish a challenging task! I am very blessed to be able to teach in a Christian school where I can openly share my faith!"
Rev. John Diener
Rev. Diener has been the Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church beginning in 2011. He enjoys teaching our young learners more about Jesus during weekly chapel time with both of our 3 and 4-year-old classes.