SHEPHERD’S FLOCK WAS ESTABLISHED in 1981 as an outreach-mission to the community, and to spread the love of Jesus to preschoolers and their families. We are licensed by the State of Wisconsin to teach three, four and five-year-olds. Initially, we had two classes of three-year olds and two classes of four and five-year-olds. For various reasons (new church building, less space, free public preschool, and more Christian preschools popping up) we have gotten smaller. But we remain faithful to teaching the LOVE OF JESUS to our preschoolers and their families. Ask Debbye to retell a testimonial that was told at a Gospel Community Concert, by a former preschool mom. This mom’s life seemed so useless, and one night she decided to end her life. Her daughter (a Shepherd’s Flock student) walked in her mom’s bedroom and witnessed to her mom that Jesus loves her. She then prayed with her mom. At that very moment, this mom could feel the love of Jesus. Her daughter had saved her life, all because she sent her daughter to Shepherd’s Flock Preschool. Amazing! – Debbye Antoni, Director
SHEPHERD’S FLOCK MISSION STATEMENT: Taking very seriously Jesus’ command to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you;
I am with you always, to the close of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20) The congregation of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church has established Shepherd’s Flock Lutheran Preschool. With His love and guidance, the preschool seeks to provide a program to aid children in their spiritual, emotional, social, physical, and cognitive development in a loving Christian environment where the love of God is shared with all children enrolled in our preschool.
MEET THE STAFF!
MY NAME IS BETH DIX, and I am blessed to be able to teach preschool on Mondays! This is my second year teaching at Shepherd’s Flock. My first year was 2006-2007. (The thirteen years between then and now brought three wonderful babies into my life).
I enjoy teaching kids about Jesus everyday—how much He loves them, cares for them, and how He has made each one of them special and unique! The children have opportunities to hear the Gospel at our Jesus time daily, snack time prayers and conversation, and when we have chapel every other week with Pastor Baumgarn.
Being able to teach the next generation about our Lord is priceless, and there is no higher calling. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
HELLO, MY NAME IS KATHY KOBLITZ and I am one of the teachers at Shepherd’s Flock! It’s hard to believe that this year is my 15th year teaching in the preschool! This year, I teach each morning Monday–Thursday. In addition to teaching, I also work as the Office Manager of the preschool.
I just love being a part of Shepherd’s Flock and this program. Jordan, one of my sons, actually attended Shepherd’s Flock from 2000 –2002! It has been so fun watching this program grow and develop over the years! God has truly blessed us! Shepherd’s Flock has been a pivotal piece of my family’s story for the last many, many years!
One of my favorite parts of our preschool day is our Jesus Time when we share stories from the Bible and talk about God’s love for us! In past years, we have hosted a spaghetti dinner fundraiser and held programs in the sanctuary. These are some of my favorite memories from throughout the years! I just love how they bring our preschool families, the congregation and our community together.
I love the safe, inviting environment that our teachers have worked so hard to create for our students. The kids are the best part of my day and I’m just so grateful that I get to be a part of their stories!
MY NAME IS MARY KULMACZEWSKI, known as Mrs. K. at the preschool. I am one of the teachers and I currently work Wednesday and Thursday mornings. This is my fourth year as a teacher here. I have been involved with the preschool for many years, though. Five of my six children have attended Shepherds Flock Preschool, starting in the fall of 2002.
At the center of all we do is sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Everyday we have Jesus Time and often throughout the day we talk about Jesus. Every child leaves Shepherds Flock Preschool knowing that Jesus is in their hearts and that Jesus loves each and every one of us.
I can’t imagine a better place to work. The staff is wonderful (at both the preschool and the church) and we truly work as a team. Knowing that I am a voice in each child’s faith journey is awe-inspiring and challenges me to grow ever closer in my faith.
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