Preschool Staff

Christine Culbertson

As a preschool teacher, Christine brings many years of experience working with little ones. While her children were growing up, Christine ran an in-home day care and preschool for seven years. She also spent five years working as a preschool and lunch room monitor in Wisconsin. After joining The Church at Maltby/Monroe, Christine has become a lead preschool teacher on Sundays mornings.

Christine and her husband enjoy spending time with their two adult daughters and son-in-laws.

Michelle Branson

As one of our Pre-K teachers, Michelle brings years of experience, having worked as a pre-kindergarten teacher for over ten years. She is a Washington State Merit certified teacher with an Associates Degree focused in Early Childhood Education. She has obtained several certifications from continuing education courses which have equipped her with a diverse set of skills. She is recognized for her ability to teach a well-rounded curriculum tailored to all learning styles.

Michelle and her husband, along with their daughter and son, enjoy serving in various capacities at the
Church at Maltby/Monroe.

Jenny Schaefer

As on of our Pre-K teachers, Jenny  brings 14 years of experience working in Elementary Education. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a degree in Elementary Education and has an endorsement in Reading.  She loves to work with kids and help them become strong, independent learners.

Jenny and her husband, Tyler, serve as the Youth Pastors at The Church at Maltby/Monroe. They spend much of their time chasing after their little girl.

Gloria Philp

As an assistant in the Pre-K class Gloria enjoys being a part of kids learning, growing and developing into the amazing people God has designed them to be. She has spent many years with children in church and with the MOPS program, as well as raising amazing kiddos of her own. 

Together with her husband, Darrick, and their 4 kids, they have a small hobby farm in Snohomish with dogs, cats, chickens and goats. Their family has been a part of The Church at Maltby | Monroe for many years.

Megan Gieger

Megan has served as the Director of The Preschool and Kindergarten since it started in 2013.  She was asked if she was interested in helping to start a preschool and never looked back! Megan is passionate about matters of child development and equipping children and families for future success. Early childhood education is important to a child’s love of learning and getting to be a part of that is so rewarding. 

Megan and her husband Brad live in Snohomish and have 3 daughters.