Director, Preschool Teacher
Lisa McKenney was born to Pastor Bruce and Lois McKenney in Manitowoc, WI. She began her preparation for the teaching ministry by attending high school at Luther Preparatory School in Watertown, WI. She went on to Martin Luther College earning her elementary education degree in 2008. During that time she worked as a personal care assistant to children with significant special needs and as an in-home therapist for children with autism. She was assigned to teach grades 1-4 in Egg Harbor, WI. There she also served as music director, forensics coach, organist, and taught piano lessons. In 2012 she accepted the call to Fort Collins and now enjoys working with the children and families of the school and church.
Assistant Director, PreK Teacher
I was born and raised in the Loveland/Fort Collins area. I attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN where I earned my degree in Elementary Education. I became director certified through the state of Colorado in 2012 and have served at Little Lambs since 2006. I am married to my best friend David and together we have four wonderful children; Liam, Ethan, Maddox, and Haisley. I love the beautiful outdoors of Colorado, camping, hiking, playing sports, and spending time with my family.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
I was born and raised in Manitowoc Wisconsin until 2001. Then my family and I packed up and moved to Lake Mills Wisconsin and I lived there until 2013(go Pack Go). I went to school for baking from 2006-2007. After I graduated in 2007, I worked at a bakery in Wisconsin until 2013. Then I decided to move out to Colorado and work at Little Lambs Preschool and I have been living and working here until the present.
“I am not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes first for the Jew, then for the Gentile” Romans 1:16
PreK Teacher, Assistant
I grew up in Fort Collins during my elementary school years. My parents moved our family to Arizona, where I grew up, and eventually went to college. I earned my degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in early childhood from Northern Arizona University. I taught in Arizona for 10 years. A few years later, my dream to return to Colorado came true! I moved back to Fort Collins with my husband John and my 2 boys, Ian and Elliott. It has been a blessing to raise my kids here and once again call Colorado home! We love to hike, bike, and get out in nature as much as possible.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, as Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32
Hi my name is Amanda Bluel and I was born in Colorado and grew up in Ft. Collins. After graduating from Rocky Mtn. High School I started taking prerequisites for Nursing school at FRCC. I then went on to become a certified nursing assistant for many years then became a certified dental assistant for almost 10 years. I have 2 children, a 5 year old girl, who is at Little Lambs and an almost 2 year old boy. I also have 2 step children, 11 and 13. This is my 2nd year at Little Lambs as a teachers aide. I love our Little Lambs family and am so happy to be here!!
Preschool Teacher, Assistant
I was born and raised in Fort Collins. I got my bachelors degree in sports and exercise science from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley! I have always know that I wanted to work with children and started nannying for a couple families about 3 and a half years ago. One of my families introduced me to the Little Lambs staff! I started working at Little Lambs in January of 2018! I received me Early Childhood teaching certificate this summer through Front Range Community College!
I grew up in Wisconsin on a dairy farm. I married Pastor Spaude in 1988. We then spent 11 years in Zambia and Malawi, Africa. I was busy taking care of our 4 children while Pastor did his missionary work. We have 4 grown children: Ashley, Amber, Austin, and Aaron. We have one granddaughter, Rachel. The past 16 years I have worked in Home Health caring for the elderly. I love to sew, spend time with my family, and enjoy Colorado by hiking and camping. I joined the preschool staff in August 2018. I really enjoy serving the Little Lambs we have here at St. Peter!