Childcare Executive Staff

Ruth Hawk

Child Care Director

Ms. Ruth first came to Zion in 2009 and became a part of the child care team in 2013. Ms. Ruth has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Maranatha Baptist University. She took on the role of Childcare Director in 2015. All four of Ms. Ruth’s children, Elaine, Aaron, Jonny and Annie, have been a part of Zion Lutheran School. The best part of Ms. Ruth’s day is seeing the smiles on the faces of the kids (and the hugs that come with them). Her desire is to be an example of Christ’s love and to serve others wholeheartedly.


Julie Wiedel

Child Care Assistant Director

Ms. Julie came to Zion Lutheran Child Care in August of 2013 with all her childcare credentials and over 10 years of childcare experience. She began as our Lead Infant Teacher and quickly transitioned into an administrative role. In Ms. Julie’s free time, she enjoys playing soccer and volleyball and also watching her children play sports. Ms. Julie’s husband, Bill, is a teacher at Lake Country Lutheran High School and their three children, JJ, Tyler and Carly, all attend Zion Lutheran School.

Infant Program

Cheryl Lewis

Infant A Lead Teacher


Amy Stickney

Infant B Lead Teacher


Charlotte Hanrahan

Infant B Assistant Teacher


Kim Brofsky

Infant A Assistant Teacher


Kristine Elliott

Infant B Assistant Teacher


Jonnie Stahl

Infant A AssistantTeacher


Emma Schmitz

Infant B Assistant Teacher


Toddler Program

Rebecca Trinastic

Toddler 1 Lead Teacher



Paige Bulman

Toddler 2 Lead Teacher


Hannah Christiansen

Toddler 1 Assistant Teacher



Anna Hagner

Toddler 2 Assistant Teacher


Gabby Houser

Toddler 1 Assistant Teacher



Jillian Pino

Toddler 2 Assistant Teacher


Two Year Old Program

April Simmerman

Two-A Lead Teacher


Karen Ausprung

Two-B Lead Teacher


Sara Guenette

Two-A Assistant Teacher


Sarah Jackson

Two-B Lead Teacher


Kaitlyn Tyriver

Two-A Assistant Teacher


Abby Hubbell

Two-B Assistant Teacher


Three Year Old Program

Jillian McElroy

Threes Lead Teacher


Kari Hudzinski

Threes Assistant Teacher


Melodie Kowalefski

Threes Assistant Teacher


3K Program

Julia Atkinson

3K Lead Teacher


Debbie Wolfe

3K Co-Teacher


Samantha Lichty

3K Assistant Teacher


Extended Care Program

Sue Dittmar

 Extended Care

Lauren Schmitz

 4K/5K Extended Care


Jonathan Lucero

 Extended Care


Paige Seymer

 4K/5K Extended Care


Thomas Madrzak

 Extended Care

Jenna Wilke

 Extended Care

Float Staff

Heidi Koppelmann



Liz Nolde



Alyssa Mussfeldt



Chloe Hanrahan