Jessica Mau

Director, Preschool Teacher

I was born and raised in Loveland, Colorado.  I actually attended St. Peter Lutheran School (now Little Lambs Preschool!) from second to fifth grade and those years were my favorite grade school years of all.  I cherish memories from those years to this day.  I graduated from Loveland High School in 2011, and from there I attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, where I received a bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies.  I moved back to Loveland, CO after college, and began a career in the medical field.  I cared for the elderly and was a phlebotomist for a number of years.  

I have been praying for some time that God would lead me in a direction that allowed me to share my faith with others on a daily basis, especially with young children.  I love sharing God’s Word with my daughter, and watching her love for Jesus grow every day.  When the opportunity arose to be a part of Christ’s ministry at St. Peter & Little Lambs, I was filled with joyful emotion.  I couldn’t be more humbled and thankful to have been called to be a part of his work at Little Lambs Preschool.  

My daughter, Esmae, just turned two!  She and I love to spend our free time outdoors, reading, and exploring.  I enjoy running long distance, time spent with family, and trying new recipes whether baking or cooking.  

“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” Jeremiah 29:11


Carrie Pacini

Assistant Director, Preschool Teacher

I was born and raised in the tiny town of Brillion, WI, but moved to Gainesville, FL just before beginning high school. After high school I attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, where I graduated with a degree in early childhood education. After graduating, I put my degree to use in TN where I worked as a preschool teacher for two years before moving to CO in 2019. I have been very blessed to continue working with preschool children here at Little Lambs, and am excited to educate and share God’s Word with little ones! In my free time I enjoy teaching myself ukulele and piano and exploring Colorado!

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9


Cheryl Quandt

My name is Cheryl Quandt.  My husband Kris and I joined as members of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in May when we moved to Severance from Longmont, CO.  We are transplants to Colorado from Wisconsin and Illinois.  I have lived several places in the United States; my father was a Lutheran pastor and we typically moved every two – five years.  I graduated college with a teacher’s degree and taught high school for six years.  After getting married I was a substitute teacher of all grades for over twelve years.  My husband and I have one adult son (Jesse) who is currently serving in the Marines and stationed in Kosovo where he is assisting the Ukranian refugees.  We are very proud of him.  I am very blessed to have the opportunity to work with your children and the fine staff of Little Lambs Pre-school.  It will be my pleasure sharing God’s love with your precious ones.