DirectorMiss Katie graduated from Rasmussen Business College as a Child Care Specialist. She worked at St. Joe’s and St. Therese for over 12 years. Katie was a part time PCA for over 15 years and was a nanny for many families throughout her life. Katie has always had a passion for working with children and their families. When she was young, she was always babysitting and volunteering at elementary schools and childcare centers. Katie enjoys trips to the cabin with her family and friends and has a daughter who attended Precious Little Blessings. She loves being a mom and an Auntie to all her nieces and nephews.
Katie has been with PLB since October of 2016
Preschool Teacher Miss Kelli lives in Glencoe just three blocks from Precious Little Blessings. Kelli and her boyfriend Chris, have two boys Devin and Garrett, and a dog, Casper. They love spending time at the lake. Kelli also enjoys reading, gardening, biking and just being with her family! Kelli has 13 years prior experience working with children. She was a PCA for children with special needs; has worked in childcare centers and ran an in-home daycare. She loves children and watching them grow and learn. Recently she started attending school to get her CDA.
Kelli has been with PLB since August of 2016
Float TeacherMiss Hannah is attending Ridgewater College in the Paraprofessional Program. She has always loved working with children and has experience babysitting. In Hannah’s free time, she enjoys the outdoors and hanging with her family.
Hannah has been with PLB since September of 2020
Preschool TeacherMiss Sammy graduated from Ridgewater College, Hutchinson with an Associates in Early Childhood Education. She lives in Hutchinson with her boyfriend, Caleb and are currently expecting their first child! 🙂 Sammy has 3 dogs, Ryn, Nova and Oreo. She enjoys time at the park when not too busy with life. Sammy’s love for children comes from her 8 nieces and nephews!
Sammy has been with PLB since January of 2021
Miss Miranda lives in Hutchinson with her husband and son William. In 2013 she graduated from Alexandria Technical Community College with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Miranda has 7 years’ Teaching experience working with all age groups (infants, toddlers, and preschoolers). In the past 5 years she has been a Center Director and Education Supervisor at a Head Start Center. Miranda loves to watch the children grow and learn different things each day along with connecting with families. During her free time, she enjoys being outside and spending time with her family and friends.
Miranda has been with PLB since January of 2021
Infant TeacherMiss Bethany is from Lester Prairie, MN. In her free time, she likes spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, fishing, camping and photography. Bethany enjoys working with and being around children. She has worked in childcare for 2 years. Bethany’s goal is to possibly get a degree in Early Childhood Education.
Bethany has been with PLB since January of 2021
Toddler TeacherMiss Bethany lives in Glencoe with her husband Jack and their son Luka. She is the 10th of 12 children! Bethany grew up watching her nieces and nephews as well as babysitting for other families. In 2021 she graduated from MSU Mankato, with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Bethany loves singing songs with the children and watching them grow and explore the world around them. In her free time, Bethany enjoys knitting, sewing and spending time with her family.
Bethany has been with PLB since January of 2022
Preschool AideMiss Zoie lives in Brownton, MN and graduated from GSL in 2020. She has many siblings, 5 dogs, 2 horses and 1 cat. In the future Zoie plans on attending college and furthering her education in early childhood development.
Zoie has been with PLB since April of 2021
Toddler AideMiss Alexis has always enjoyed getting children active and teaching them new things. During the summers Alexis has lead activities at the park for children who wanted to get out and play group games. She volunteered at her church helping with Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Alexis loves comfy sweaters and movies nights. Her favorite season is winter, as long as she not driving! 🙂
Alexis has been with PLB since October of 2021
Infant AideMiss Samantha graduated from GSL High School in 2019. She lives here in Glencoe and spends most of her free time reading, writing or baking. Samantha’s favorite artist is Taylor Swift.
Samantha S. has been with PLB since November of 2021
Infant/Float AideMiss Breana lives in Glencoe and graduated from GSL in 2020. She has one younger sister and three dogs. Her favorite activities include being outside, jet skiing with friends, baking and coaching gymnastics. Breana loves being around children and encouraging their imagination to new limits.
Miss Breana has been with PLB since October 2022
Float AideMiss Joellen lives on a beef farm in Lester Prairie and graduated from GSL in 2020. She has always loved working with children of all ages and has experience babysitting. During her free time Joellen enjoys being outside, spending time with family and friends and spending time with her dog, cows and calves.
Joellen been with PLB since May of 2022
Substitute Assistant TeacherMiss Beth (better known as Mima) is an aspiring retiree. Beth spent 30 years at Scott County working with teen parents and youth, 13 years at St. Francis Hospital as an aide and a health monitor coordinator. She has a B.S. degree from Mary College Bismarck, ND. Beth is enjoying life as “Mima” and taking vacations as often as she can!
Mima has been a substitute for PLB since February of 2020
Mr. Eli is from just outside of Plato, MN, graduated high school in 2021 and is in the Nation Guard. In his free time, he enjoys golfing and hanging out with friends. Eli will be attending SDSU in the fall of 2022 with a major in Agricultural Systems Technology and Aviation.
Eli has been a substitute at PLB since March of 2022
Volunteer Miss Janet lives in Plato with her husband and three sons. She enjoys golfing with friends, spending time with family, reading and playing tone chimes at church. Janet is a member at St. John’s Lutheran Church and has recently started taking classes to get her CDA. She loves working with all the staff, wonderful families and especially the children here at Precious Little Blessings.
Janet has been volunteering at PLB since May of 2016
PastorPastor Adam Pilarski is a 2015 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. From 2015 – 2019 he served as the pastor of four congregation in northwestern South Dakota. In Fall of 2019 he accepted the call to serve as the pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church just outside of Glencoe. He loves to share the good news of Jesus with everyone he meets. He is particularly happy to recall the story of Jesus and the little children where Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” He looks forward to serving you and your children with the good news of Jesus’ forgiveness, love, and compassion.
Pastor has been with PLB since November of 2019