Central Baptist Kindergarten and Preschool

melissa.ludens@centralsf.org
605-336-2303

Melissa Ludens
melissa.ludens@centralsf.org

Melissa grew up in Harrisburg and is a graduate of Dakota State University. She and her husband Landon have three children and live in Sioux Falls. Melissa has been on the staff of Central Baptist Preschool and Kindergarten since January 2001. Melissa became the Director of Central Baptist Preschool and Kindergarten in July 2002.
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Pennie Lanz
pennie.lanz@centralsf.org

Pennie grew up in Aberdeen, SD and graduated from Bismarck, ND. She and her husband Dana have been married for over 20 years and have two children, Brittany and Logan.
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Annie Barker

Annie grew up in Rutherford, New Jersey, and graduated from Kean University. She and her husband Deane have three children.
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Paulette Birr


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Kim Bleyenburg

Kim grew up here and is a graduate of the University of Sioux Falls. She and her husband Cory live in Sioux Falls and have three children.
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Kim Christianson

Kim is a certified Child Development Associate and has 22 years of experience teaching and assisting preschool. She and her husband Jeff have been married 23 years. They have a daughter and three dogs.
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Jan Drier

Jan has four children, nine grandchildren, a dog, and box turtle.
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Sonya Engels

Sonya grew up in Northwest Iowa. She and her husband Jon has two daughters.
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Shelly Enger

Shelly graduated from Western Christian High School and Southeast Technical Institute. She and her husband, Brian, have three children.
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Meghan Hall

Meghan has a degree in Business Administion, and started her career in the banking industry. Meghan and her husband Damon have three children.
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Judy Hotz

Judy grew up on a farm near Colome, SD. She has spent her life working with children. Before joining the staff at Central in 2012 she had taught preschool for six years. Judy also worked in various daycare centers. She and her husband, Bob, have been married for over 40 years and have three grown sons and 13 grandchildren.
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Terra Hoverson

Terra is an SDSU graduate with a degree in Early Childhood Education.
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Shelby Land


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Corinne Lee

Corinne grew up on a farm in rural North Dakota, on which her parents still live. Corinne has a degree in English/Speech/Theatre Education from the University of Sioux Falls. Corinne and her husband Ben live in Sioux Falls and have three children.
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Jackie McCoy


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Andrea McIntyre

Andrea grew up in Sioux Falls and went to O'Gorman High School and Huron University. She has been married to Heath for 10 years, and they have two daughters: Kyra and Adilyn.
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Marianne Mergen

Marianne is from Brookings, South Dakota. She has a degree in Early Childhoon Education from SDSU. She and her husband Troy have three children.
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Debbie Meyer

Debbie is from Colton, South Dakota and was a first grade teacher at Tri-Valley Elementary for seven years. She and her husband Travis have two daughters.
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Stacey Reitz

Stacey grew up in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is a graduate of Morningside College. She and her husband Kirby live in Sioux Falls and have three children.
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Amy Sagness


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Anna Sims

Anna has a Bachelor's degree from Evangel University in Biblical Sutdies and an Associates in Childcare Development. Anna and her husband Bill have four children.
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Tarina Stroh

Tarina grew up in Dickinson, North Dakota, and is a graduate of the University of Sioux Falls. She and her husband Brian reside in Sioux Falls and have four young children.
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Jo Sugrue

Jo has been married to Mike for 14 years and has two children. Jo is from England, has lived in the U.S. for eight years, and Sioux Falls since last year.
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Sherri VanDerWolde

Sherri is a native of the Sioux Falls area and a graduate of Nettleton College. She and her husband Tony live in Sioux Falls and have two children.
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Joyce VanRuler

Joyce and her husband have three children and three grandchildren.
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Kelly Veland

Kelly grew up in Ortonville, Minnesota, and graduated from Southeastern Technical College in Granite Falls. She lives in Sioux Falls with her husband Cory and their four children.
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Sheena Vis

Sheena has a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Sioux Falls
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Becky Waack

Becky and her husband Gene live on an acerage west of Sioux Falls and have five children and five grandchildren.
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Stacie Walter


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Kimberly Williams

Kimberly grew up in Hayti, Missouri, and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University. She and her husband Rusty live in Sioux Falls and have two children.
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Mary Woolheater

Mary is from Huron, South Dakota. She is a certified Child Development Associate and has spent 25 years working with children. Mary and her husband Denny have two grown children and two grandchildren.
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