The staff of Messiah Lutheran Preschool takes our mission to heart: To know Christ and to make Him known by providing young children with learning experiences within a Christ-centered environment.


Vonda Smestad

Vonda has a passion for working with young children.  She earned her bachelors degree in education from Calvin College and her Early Childhood Endorsement from GVSU.  Vonda spent the previous 12 years teaching at ISJ Academy in their Preschool program.  She has four children ranging in age from 18 to 25. Vonda enjoys camping, softball and reading.  She is excited to join Messiah as our Fantastic Fours Teacher and Director.


Sue Trotter

Sue joined the preschool staff in 2012.  A life long athlete, she previously coached swimming, diving, gymnastics and track.  She comes to school with a big smile every day.  She loves working with children.  In her spare time she enjoys playing softball, kickball, and spending time with her family.


Annie Monroe

Annie will start her second year here at Messiah this Fall teaching the Terrific Threes.  She is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University.  She loves to create fun, exciting experiences for her students who all love their "Mrs. Roe".  Annie, her husband and their three children love exploring outdoor life here in West Michigan.


Hannah tobar

Hannah is one of our many Preschool graduates!  She came back to Aide in the Terrific Threes class while attending college.