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
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
Assistant Preschool Teacher
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 three granddaughters, Rachel, Naomi, and Lenore, and two grandsons, Titus and Rowan. 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!
“Forgive us, Lord, when we forget your gifts to share, your Word to spread to those who ache and bleed. Renew our will to help the weak, to feed the hungry, and to speak your Word to souls in need.” CWS 785 v. 4