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Staff for 2018/2019

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.


Arvela Robbins
Head Teacher: High Five

Arvela is excited to share Godís love with future generations as they grow in faith and wisdom. She and her husband, Clashaud, of 12 years, are blessed with 5 children, 4 of whom attended Lifegate Preschool. Arvela has a Bachelorís and Masterís Degree in Elementary Education. She is a former Third Grade and Substitute Teacher. In her years of ministry, sheís served as a Sunday School Teacher, Childrenís Choir Director and Assistant Childrenís Ministry Director. Arvelaís prayer is that her students would know that through Christ, all things are possible!


Laurel Ubele
Head Teacher: Monday - Friday AM

Laurel is newer to the Omaha Area. She moved here last year from Virginia Beach. She has fallen in love with the midwestern lifestyle and people. Laurel is pursuing a Masterís Degree from Liberty University in Elementary Education. She has a passion to facilitate an environment for children to excel and thrive. Laurel loves animals, reading, and music. She can often be found hanging out with her family. She has been married for 19 years to her wonderful husband Rich and has 3 amazing children, Katie who is 16, Addison who is 14 and Ryan who is 12. Her family attends the Lifegate Midtown Campus and Laurel loves serving on the worship team there.


Peggy Novotny
Head Teacher: Monday - Friday AM

Peggy is so excited and passionate about the opportunity she's been blessed with to love, teach and train the precious little ones entrusted to her this year at Lifegate Preschool. She has been honored with 35 plus years of teaching, leading and raising children. Peggy has been married for 22 years to Trevor and they have 7 children (6 boys and 1 girl) and 3 grandchildren (2 boys and 1 girl). Peggy and her family recently moved back to Omaha after living in the Seattle area for the last 15 years. In her free time Peggy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, walking and watching her sons play baseball. She loves great white sharks and tornados and while she would love to see both in their wild natural state she doesn't want to be in close proximity to either.


Ashley Perez
Head Teacher: Monday - Friday PM

Ashley has been working with children for over twenty years and has taught preschool for four years. This will be her first year teaching at Lifegate Preschool and she is so excited and honored to share the love of Jesus with young children and to have the opportunity to foster their development. Ashley graduated from Crown College with a Bachelorís in Child and Family Ministry with a minor in Intercultural Studies. She is currently pursuing her Early Childhood Educator degree. She has been married to her husband, Baltazar, for two years and they have one-year old twins, Mateo and Vivianna. Ashley enjoys reading, going on adventures around Omaha with her family and being involved at Lifegate Church through Womenís Ministry, Lifegroups and MOPS. She is looking forward to working with families to find each childís strengths and create a love of learning to be cultivated for a lifetime!


Gabby De La Torre
Assistant Teacher: Monday - 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.


Kelly Lewis
Assistant Teacher: Monday - Friday AM

Kelly studied Elementary Education at Dana College and then at the University of Nebraska Omaha and has always loved being around children. She has been a part of Lifegate Church for 15 years, is married to her husband, Kelly, and has three children. Kelly has served in various areas of the West Dodge campus including the cafe, greeting team, VIP team and with childrenís ministry. She is excited to be re-entering the work force after being a stay-at-home mom for the past 5 years. Kelly enjoys playing outside with her kids, walking with friends and spending quality time with her family. She is grateful to have the opportunity to teach little ones at Lifegate Preschool and impact their current and future relationship with Jesus.


Linda Davison
Assistant Teacher - Art: 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.


Shelby Adams
Assistant Teacher - Art: Monday/Wednesday/Friday AM & PM

Shelby has loved art since she was young. As she has gotten older, she has realized she has a passion for teaching as well. She has been taking community college classes for the last two years and will have her Associateís Degree with an emphasis in Art in May. Over the years, she has worked as a taekwondo instructor and an assistant kindergarten and middle school art teacher. She has a heart for the nations and has gone on several global outreach trips through Lifegate. She is very involved at Lifegate youth and in her Lifegroup. She is very excited for what God has in store for her and the preschool this year.


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