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Our Early Childhood Team

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Marlene Tres - Early Childhood Director - Preschool

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About Mrs. Tres

Mrs. Tres has over 15 years of Early Childhood experience. She is the director of our Early Childhood program and loves to teach the youngest of Immanuel’s preschool students. She decided to become a teacher when she was in Seventh Grade and has not lost her passion for her chosen career and her love of children since. She loves to “play outside” and often uses nature to teach about God’s creation and to share stories about Jesus’ love.

Mrs. Tres attended Concordia University, Chicago, where she earned her bachelors degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education; she continued her education at Northern Illinois University where she earned her masters degree in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Tres is licensed through the Illinois State Board of Education and holds endorsements in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.

Favorite Bible Verse

Psalm 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God.


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Stephanie Woell - Prekindergarten - Half Day

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About Mrs. Woell

Mrs. Woell has over 13 years of teaching experience and loves the joy of the Early Childhood students. Each day is a blessing, and she loves seeing children discover new things and remain in awe of God’s amazing creations. Mrs. Woell loves the excitement that the little ones bring to the classroom, and how they remind her of just of rich life truly is. She considers it the highest privilege to teach the love of Jesus and share His story so the students know that they are called by name and nothing can separate them from that love.

Mrs. Woell attended Valparaiso University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies. She then continued her education at the University of Iowa where she earned her Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching. Mrs. Woell is licensed through the State Board of Education and holds endorsements in English, Language Arts, Speech, Social Science, and French.

Favorite Bible Verse

Romans 12: 1

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him.


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Dori Campbell - Prekindergarten - Half Day

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About Mrs. Campbell

Mrs. Campbell has over 10 years of teaching experience and loves to teach young fives, the oldest of Immanuel’s prekindergarten students. She loves children and creating a classroom where children feel safe to explore, question, learn, grow and create. She loves educating the whole child—mind, body, and spirit. She wants each child to know how much they are loved by their Savior Jesus.

Mrs. Campbell attended Concordia University, Chicago, where she earned her bachelors degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Campbell is licensed through the Illinois State Board of Education and holds endorsements in Elementary Education and Social Science.

Favorite Bible Verse

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.


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Linda Kinsella - Preschool - Full Day

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About Mrs. Kinsella

Mrs. Kinsella has over 15 years of teaching experience and loves to teach Immanuel’s preschool students. She started teaching because she believes that children are our future and that children need to experience the joys of learning early on in order to become life-long learners. She strives to share the joy of learning about oneself, one’s family and friends, the world, and most importantly about Jesus with her preschool students.

Mrs. Kinsella attended National-Louis University, Chicago, where she earned her bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education; she continued her education at the graduate level at Concordia University, Chicago, and St. Xavier University, Chicago. Mrs. Kinsella is licensed through the Illinois State Board of Education and holds an endorsement in Early Childhood Education.

Favorite Bible Verse

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.


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Emily Ratliff - Preschool - Full Day

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About Mrs. Ratliff

Mrs. Ratliff has loved being at school ever since she was a little girl and considers the opportunity to teach Immanuel’s preschool students a blessing. She enjoys working with young children and sharing the love of Jesus with them. She loves their enthusiasm for being at school, for learning new things and for connecting with friends. Mrs. Ratliff finds working with young children is very rewarding. She enjoys the fact that every day, and every child is different and unique.

Mrs. Ratliff attended Concordia University, Wisconsin, where she earned her bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education; she continued her education at Concordia University, Chicago, where she earned her masters degree in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Ratliff is licensed through the Illinois State Board of Education and holds an endorsement in Early Childhood Education.

Favorite Bible Verse

Ecclesiastes 3:11

He has made everything beautiful in its time…


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Jackie Hetzner - Preschool - Half Day

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About Mrs. Hetzner

Mrs. Hetzner has over 15 years of classroom experience and loves to teach Immanuel’s preschool students. When she started teaching, she was struck by the enthusiasm and innocence of the children. She knows young children are her ministry and still loves the excitement and innocence that spills into their love for Jesus. She treasures the opportunity she is given to share Jesus (and His love) with young children and their families.

Mrs. Hetzner attended Concordia University, Chicago, where she earned her bachelors degree in Elementary Education; she continued her education at Concordia where she earned her masters degree in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Hetzner is licensed through the Illinois State Board of Education and holds endorsements in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.

Favorite Bible Verse

Romans 8:37-39

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.