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New Staff for 2016/2017

LeAnn Loghry

LeAnn has a passion for leading and impacting the lives of young children. She has been a part of Lifegate childrenís ministry team for 10 years and most recently led the childrenís ministry at Lifegateís Papillion campus. She has been married to her husband, Bill for 16 years and has 3 children who have all attended Lifegate Preschool. LeAnn enjoys singing and bike riding. She spends a lot of her weekends watching her childrenís softball, baseball and dance activities. LeAnn considers it a blessing and honor to work with each and every child.


Alesha Santone
Associate Director
Head Teacher: Monday - Friday AM

Alesha has been teaching in the Pre-Kindergarten age group for a total of 6 years. She is a loving wife of 12 years to John and the mother of 3 children. Her youngest son is attending Lifegate Preschool this year. Alesha is active in Lifegateís Global Outreach Ministries serving within our city and abroad. She recently returned from from serving Holocaust survivors in Israel. Alesha is also a licensed cosmetologist for the past ten years and uses her talents in the mission field to bless others. Her hobbies include working out, basketball, swimming, spending time with her family and serving on the Lifegate Papillion prayer team.


Jessica Ciganovich
Head Teacher: Monday - Friday AM & High Five

Jessica has been married to her husband for 15 years and has 2 children that are in middle school and high school. She loves spending time with family, reading and running. Jessica has a Bachelorís Degree in Elementary Education and has taught Kindergarten, Second grade and Preschool age children. She has a deep passion for children and loves to watch them grow.


Kim Petznick
Head Teacher: Monday Wednesday Friday AM & PM

Kim has been married to Glen for over 28 years. They have 4 children that all attended Lifegate Christian school during their middle school years. Kim cared for little ones in her home for over 19 years. She then worked at Lifegate Christine School as a Kindergarten teachers aide and was the overseer of the Kindergarten centers class for 5 years. In 2014, Kim joined the Lifegate Preschool staff. Every year she is so excited to meet a new group of children and loves having a part in their lives, education and faith in Christ.


Odile Godlewski
Teacher's Assistant: Tuesday Thursday AM & PM

Odile has been married to her husband Jacob for 8 years. She has 3 children and is currently raising her nephew. All of her children currently attend Lifegate Christian School. Odile is a Certified Nurse Assistant and has her Associate Degree and Applied Science. She is dedicated to children and is honored to work with the children at Lifegate Preschool.


Gloria Ware
Teacher's Assistant: Monday - Friday AM

Gloria has been teaching preschool for a total of 11 years and feels very blessed to be called to work with children. She is best friends with her loving husband Chris. They are empty nesters and enjoy serving Jesus together in all sorts of different capacities at Lifegate Church. Gloriaís hobbies include fishing, tennis, board games, walks to the park and taking road trips.


Gabby De La Torre
Teacher's Assistant: Monday Wednesday Friday AM & PM

Gabby loves working with children. She is currently working with children during weekend services and special events at Lifegate Church. Gabby has been married to her husband for 16 years and has 2 children that are in middle school. Gabby loves spending time with her family. She feels blessed to be a part of this yearís preschool staff at Lifegate.


Linda Davison
Teacherís Aide: Tuesday Thursday AM & PM

Linda grew up in Southern California and has 3 grown daughters and 7 grandchildren. Linda helps in our community by working as a decorator at a cooking store, she is a respite caregiver for local special needs families and she helps at the Lifegate Papillion Campus on Sundayís in a childrenís classroom. Linda feels blessed to be a part of this yearís Preschool staff and she is looking forward to work with the Lifegate Preschoolers.


Heather Quenelle
Teacherís Aide: Monday Wednesday Friday AM & PM

Heather has been attending Lifegate Church since 2011. Before working at Lifegate Preschool she was a nanny to 2 boys. They were 2 and 3 when she started and they are now both in school. She enjoys working with the little ones during art. Heather is excited to be a part of preparing children for Kindergarten and most importantly teaching them about Godís enormous love for them.


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