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 is currently in her 13th year working within a Preschool program.  She has raised four children ranging in age from 18 to 24 along side her husband.  Vonda enjoys camping, softball, reading and walking her dog.  She is excited to join Messiah as our Fantastic Fours Teacher and Director.


Rebecca dreyer

Rebecca is our Terrific Threes teacher. She has a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Baker College and has spent over 10 years working in the Early Childhood field as a preschool teacher and site director. She loves to give her students many opportunities to explore and learn all about the world around them. Rebecca, her husband, and baby girl like to explore outdoor life here in west Michigan.


Sharon Winkel

Mrs. Winkel is our Fabulous Fours aide. She attended Calvin College and has been working in preschool and elementary classrooms for over 20 years. She loves bringing out the best in each child while exploring the amazing world God has created. Sharon and her husband enjoy traveling and have four children and one grandchild.


Hannah tobar

Hannah is one of our many Preschool graduates!  This is her second year as an Aide in the Terrific Threes class.  We are blessed to have Hannah's warm and caring personality working with our little ones.