Meet Our Teachers and Staff

 

Allyson Roden

Children’s Pastor, & Interim Kinder-Haus Director
avrabel@nhcnazarene.org
 
Pastor Ally joined the staff at New Holland Nazarene in August of 2016. She joined us from Chicago Heights, Il. with her nephews, Jonathan and Tyler, niece Katelyn, and their three dogs, Thor, Lee, and Sam. 
 
Pastor Ally graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Children’s Ministry. She loves spending time with her nephews and her dogs, coffee, all things super heroes, having epic Nerf Wars, hanging out with children, and teaching them about Jesus.
 
Pastor Ally believes that families play a vital role in the church and seeks to equip families to be the spiritual disciples of their children. She believes that every child, no matter how small, is fully capable of having an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ and seeks to cultivate spiritual growth in the children’s department.
 
 
Tammy Lieb
Assistant Director
Supervisor
tlieb@nhcnazarene.org
Tammy has her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education; of the 22 years that she has worked in the early childhood education field, 19 of those years have been at Kinder-Haus! Tammy enjoys watching the children grow and change every day. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

 

 
Deb Henderson
Administrative Assistant
Supervisor
kht@nhcnazarene.org
Deb has served as the Administrative Assistant at Kinder-Haus for 32 years! While Deb doesn’t work with the children on a regular basis, she does “fill in” occasionally when there is a need in a classroom. In addition, the children know they can always get a wave from Deb as they pass her window. Deb enjoys going out to eat, traveling, and spending time with family.
 
 
Lauren Beer
Explorers Lead Teacher
Supervisor
Lauren joined the Kinder-Haus staff in March, 2020. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Children and Family Ministry from Lancaster Bible College and served as a Children’s Ministry director for 11 years. Lauren appreciates how children help her see the world through innocent eyes. She also loves how smart and funny children can be! When she isn’t working, Lauren enjoys singing, playing her djembe, taking road trips, and being with her husband and children.
 
 
 
Courtney Madenford
Fireflies Lead Teacher
Supervisor
Courtney has worked at Kinder-Haus for almost 9 years and has been the 3’s Class Lead Teacher for 4 years. She graduated from Berks Technical Institute with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Courtney enjoys seeing the children’s smiles and also finds reward in watching them learn every day. Courtney is happily married and has one son. She enjoys camping, shopping, and spending time with her family.
 
 
 
 
Patti Martin
Cook
Supervisor
Patti worked in the Kinder-Haus kitchen several years ago before taking some time off to be a stay-at-home mom. She returned in 2013 and has been here since (for a total of approximately 13 years). Patti is ServeSafe certified and enjoys cooking for the children and staff. In Patti’s free time, she enjoys scrapbooking and spending time with family, especially her grandkids!
 
 
 
 
Amber Whirt
Bubble Bees Lead Teacher
Supervisor
Amber has been working here since 2012. She has two precious daughters. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her girls and drink iced coffee. Amber loves to care for and get to know each baby, as they develop and grow.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jeremy Snader
Crickets Lead Teacher
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delmy Aguilar-Venegas
Floater
Delmy joined our team in October 2017. She primarily works as a floater. However, in the morning, she works with the Pre-K Department as a teacher assistant and in the evening, she closes. Delmy likes to watch the kids interacting each other and make strong friendships. She thoroughly enjoys teaching them Spanish and talking with the students about her Latino culture. Outside of work, Delmy enjoys spending time with her Guatemalan husband and their 3 children, working out, and planting!
 
 
 
 
 
Hunter Boley
Pathfinders Lead Teacher
Hunter began her early childhood education career at Kinder-Haus 5 years ago. She studied early childhood education at the CTC and graduated in 2015 and is pursuing her Infant/Toddler CDA. Hunter finds it especially rewarding to see the excitement in the children’s faces when they learn something new. She enjoys getting to know the children as individuals and watching them grow! When she isn’t working, Hunter enjoys spending time with her boys and going to the mountains.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Danyelle Brungart
Caterpillars Lead Teacher
Danyelle earned her Infant/Toddler CDA and has worked in the early childhood education for 18 years and has spent 15 of those years at Kinder-Haus! She enjoys watching children grow and meet new developmental milestones; she also enjoys seeing the excitement on their faces when they try something new. In her non-work hours, Danyelle enjoys spending time with family and being able to sit down and read a good book.
 
 
 
 
 
Colleen Davies
Butterflies Lead Teacher
Colleen lives in New Holland with her four children. Of her eleven years in the education field, ten have been here at Kinder-Haus. Colleen earned a Bachelor’s Degree 
in English with a minor in Writing. Colleen enjoys watching children experience things for the first time. She also likes seeing the joy that comes to their faces when they learn something new. At home, Colleen enjoys playing card games with her kids, reading, and drinking COFFEE!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liliana Echavarria
Ladybugs Assistant Teacher
Liliana is such a blessing to have on our team at Kinder-Haus. She has been with Kinder-Haus for 11 years, but has been working with children for over 14 years total. She is a whiz with the babies – exuding so much patience and care for them.
 
 
 
Caylin Kepler
Ladybugs Assistant Teacher
Ms. Caylin joined our team in August of 2020. She thoroughly enjoys working with the babies. She loves assisting them and playing with them. Caylin does a wonderful job keeping her cool and staying calm with the babies. 
 
 
 
Deanna Morris
Kitchen Assistant/Floater
Deanna has been working in the kitchen since November, 2019; however, her children have attended Kinder-Haus since 2013. In her leisure time, Deanna enjoys being with her family and going on vacation to the beach and mountains.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taylor Ortlip-Wilson
Adventurers Lead Teacher
Taylor has worked at Kinder-Haus for almost three years. When working with the children, she enjoys seeing it “click” when the children begin to grasp a new skill or concept. She also appreciates their imaginations and listening to them tell stories! Taylor enjoys hiking and spending time with her daughter.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emily Sterner
Floater
Emily joined Kinder-Haus in August 2019. As a floater, she gets to work in every classroom. She has enjoyed being able to create bonds with other staff members and the children here. She finds that they are constantly making her laugh and smile throughout the day. When not at work, Emily enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amanda Whirt
Caterpillars Assistant Teacher
Amanda has been working with our toddler department for the last five years. She has been a lead teacher and assistant teacher in that time. She loves the snuggles and cuddles she gets from the kids. We love having Amanda on our team, especially because she is incredibly patient and understanding.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Katelyn Vrabel
Floater