Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified

Amber Preston

Director and Head Teacher

I have been in my current position since the beginning of 2015 and love all the children who have attended. I grew up in Waseca, MN. I graduated from Winona State with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 2005. I have worked multiple positions serving children and families in both the state of Minnesota and Vermont for 15 plus years. In my spare time, I like to hang out with my 3 cats and my dog. I enjoy baking, cross-stitch, playing the flute and piano, and lastly read a good book. During the summer I do gardening and camping. 

Teacher

I am married to my husband, John, since 1997. Together we have 4 beautiful daughters with one loving us in God's eyes. I have been working with children's ministry since 1987. I studied Nursing and Early Childhood Education. I am grateful to God and all of you for the opportunity to watch your children grow in Jesus love. 

Kathy Groebner

Toddler or Preschool

 Teacher

We hope to hire soon!

Lily

Assistant Teacher

I have been with Star Light since 2018 and I love having the opportunity to be creative with the children as they learn and grow. I currently am attending MSU, pursuing my degree in Social Work. I grew up in Excelsior, MN with my sister and parents. In my spare time I enjoy playing rugby, camping, and hiking. 

I also have a cat named Wednesday and she is very entertaining! 

Rachel Pahnisch

 Aide

I was born and raised near Mankato. I have trained with ,"Youth With a Mission" and a variety of different ministries. Through the training, I have traveled to different locations throughout the U.S. and a couple countries. I love working with children and having the opportunity to show them God's love. This has brought me to volunteering in youth ministry, working with children, nannying, and personal care assistant.  

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