Our Director

Marliss Laughridge

Position: Preschool Director
Email: mlaughridge@lolchurch.net
Phone: (630) 513-5325 ext. 36

Favorite Bible Verse: May God the source of hope, fill me with all joy and peace through my faith in Him. Then I will overflow with hope from the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

My life verse: “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. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13 (These words have had a profound impact on my life. As I look at the years that are behind me, I see the plans that have been fulfilled. There were times He gave meanswers before I even uttered the prayer. Many of those plans, however, became a reality when I did seek Him and the answers were not always what I thought they should be. I will continue to seek Him with all of my heart as He faithfully lays out the plan for the rest of my life.)

Ministry Passion: To give God glory and to make His name known through word and deed.

What is special about being at Lord of Life?: It is such a privilege to help children become familiar with Jesus as their Savior and Friend, and grow in their faith through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Giftedness: Encourager, mercy, helps, teacher, administrator

Teachers

Christine Gerke

Position: Teacher

Years of Service: 14th

Favorite Bible Verse: I have several that I love, however here are two:

Isaiah 40:31 Those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. NLT

Matthew 18:4-5 (Jesus said) “ So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.” NLT

What do you enjoy about serving at Lord of Life Preschool: The most precious thing is seeing the children grow. Growing in Christ, growing academically, and growing socially. It is also a blessing seeing the children disciple by taking God’s word home with them.

Christine Karolewicz

Position: Preschool Teacher- 3 year olds

Years of Service: 15th

Favorite Bible Verse: is pretty simple because it is something to live by…something that I say everyday. No matter what the day brings, I am always thankful for my many blessings! “This is the day that the Lord has made, Let us rejoice and be glad in it!” Psalm 118:24

What do you enjoy about serving at Lord of Life Preschool: The best thing about working as a teacher at Lord of Life Preschool are the people. What a blessing to be able to come to work with wonderful, caring people that are my friends. I am honored to teach the children and help them have a great first experience at school, to teach them to be kind and loving, to help them grow not only academically and socially, but most of all spiritually… to know Jesus not only as our Savior, but as our Friend! I have made great friendships from my preschool families over the years and enjoy watching their families grow as the years go by. The staff, the children and the families that I have gotten to know are definitely the best part of the job!

Shelley Johnson

Position: Teacher

Years of Service: 2nd

 

 

Assistants

Chris Dennis

Chris Dennis

Position: Teacher Assistant

Years of Service: 5th

Stephanie Karolewicz

Position: Teacher Assistant

Years of Service: 3rd

Lauren Karolewicz

Position: Teacher Assistant

Years of Service: 2nd

Kim Cole

Position: Teacher Assistant

Years of Service: 1st

Andrea Leigl

Position: Teacher Assistant

Years of Service: 3rd