Lisa Bardell-Child Care Teacher

Lisa has been at Open Bible since 1989. She is CDA certified-Child Development Associates. Lisa is married to Kurt. In her spare time she enjoys her dogs, NASCAR, crafts, reading, shopping and spending time with family and friends.

 
         

 

 
         

Tonya Barr-Child Care Assistant

Tonya has been at Open Bible since 2012. She has an Associate’s degree in Business and is CDA certified-Child Development Associates. She has two sons, two dogs and four cats. Tonya enjoys fishing, camping, roller skating and thrift stores.

 
         

 

 
         

Laurie Brill-Elementary School Teacher

Miss Brill has a Master of Arts degree in Teaching/Elementary Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Her hobbies are going to the gym, reading, and her computer. Miss Brill’s home church is Park Hills Evangelical Free Church. 

 
         

 

 
       

Lisa Corp-Elementary School Teacher

Mrs. Corp has been teaching at Open Bible since 2002. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Rockford College. Mrs. Corp is married to Tim who owns his own business, Corp Tire. Her hobbies are walking her dog, gardening, reading books, going to movies, doing aquacise at the Lena Pool and making treats for her husband.  

 
         

 

 
       

Lori DeVries-Elementary School Teacher

Mrs. DeVries has been teaching at Open Bible since 2002. She is a graduate of Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Mrs. DeVries makes her home in Forreston. She is married to Mark. Lori has two sons and a daughter. Mrs. DeVries loves to read, take walks and ride her bike. Her home church is Crossroads Community Church in Freeport.

 
         

 

 
         

Pam Dumpman-Kitchen Assistant

Pam has been at Open Bible since 2003. She is married to Gary and has three adult daughters and one grandson. Pam enjoys gardening, mowing the yard, reading, baking and going to movies with her husband. She attends Cedarville Emmanuel Church.

 
         

 

 
         

Jennifer Fuller-Child Care Director

Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Rockford College and an Associate’s degree from Highland Community College. She is married to Brad. In her spare time she continues to take classes to further her education. She also enjoys her cats, reading, baking and spends time with family. Jennifer grew up on a farm and loves the outdoors.

 
             
       

Beth Hicks-Child Care Assistant

Beth has been at Open Bible since 2002. She is originally from Benton, Kentucky. She lives in Orangeville with her cat and dog. Beth’s hobbies are kayaking, camping, walking her dog, reading and collecting antique tins.

 
             
       

Tonya Kaiser-Child Care Teacher

Tonya has been teaching at Open Bible since 1988. She has an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood from Highland Community College. Tonya enjoys teaching preschool and watching the children learn and grow. She wants school to be a fun place where the children feel comfortable. Preschool should be exciting and she wants the children to look forward to coming each day. Tonya is married to Tracy and they have two daughters. She lives on a farm near Lena where they raise beef cattle. Tonya enjoys reading and going for walks.

 
             
       

Lisa Lawson-Child Care Assistant

Lisa has been at Open Bible since 2009. She is CDA certified-Child Development Associates. She is married to Tom. Lisa has two sons, one daughter and a granddaughter. She has many cats and several dogs. She loves to work outside doing yard work and gardening, loves to go to her nephews and nieces sports and school activities. She was very active with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for many years.

 
           
       

Michelle Lingenfelter-Child Care Teacher

Michelle has been at Open Bible since 1996. She has her Associate’s degree in Early Childhood from Highland Community College. Michelle is married to Ryan and has one son and one step-son. In her free time, she likes to read and go for walks. She is also on several bowling leagues and works part-time at 4 Seasons Bowling Center in Freeport. Her home church is First Church of the Open Bible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

Howard Maher-Head Cook

Howard has been at Open Bible since 2014. He has been cooking for 30 years. Howard has two sons and one daughter. He enjoys being outdoors in the summer fishing and camping. In the winter Howard likes to bowl and do pool tournaments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melanie Maurer-Child Care Teacher

Melanie has been at Open Bible since 2008. Previously, she had her own home daycare for 26 years. Melanie has an Associate’s degree in Professional Education/emphasis in Early Childhood. She is married to Eric. They have one son, one daughter and five grandchildren. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, camping kakuro puzzles, water aerobics and spending time with family and friends. Her home church is First Church of the Open Bible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Linda Runkle-Child Care Teacher

Linda has been at Open Bible since 2003. She previously had her own licensed daycare for 25 years and worked with special needs children. Linda is CDA certified-Child Development Associates. She lives in German Valley with her husband Roger and many cats. She has six children and 14 grandchildren.  She enjoys cooking, fishing and correspondence with her pen pal in France.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Carmen Schadewaldt-Child Care Teacher

Carmen has taught at Open Bible since 2003 and lives near Rock City. She has a teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education from Highland Community College. She previously worked at St. Francis School for Exceptional Children in Freeport, Kid’s Club in Mt. Carroll and St. John’s/Freeport Preschool and latchkey. She is married to Alan. Carmen has two daughters, a stepson, a stepdaughter, four granddaughters and a cat named Smokey. Carmen loves to bowl and enjoys reading and walking. Her home church is Ebenezer Salem United Church of Christ in Pearl City.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Tina Schuster-Child Care Teacher

Tina has been at Open Bible since 2001. She started as a preschool aide for nine years. She is CDA certified-Child Development Associates. When Tina was young, her dream was to be a teacher. She is married to Ryan. Her home church is Christ Lutheran Church in Stockton. She enjoys her dog, doing crafts, is a Green Bay Packer and a Chicago Cub fan, and likes to spend time with family and friends. She has learned sign language which she teaches to her class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tasha Siegmeier-Child Care Teacher

Tasha has a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Elmhurst College and an Associate’s degree from Highland Community College. She is married to Nick and they have one daughter. She has several dogs at home. Tasha’s hobbies are knitting, reading and riding horses in her spare time. Her home church is East Gate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Stauffer-Elementary School Teacher

Mrs. Stauffer has been at Open Bible since 2001. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from Rockford College. Mrs. Stauffer enjoys the chance to work with children throughout the year and watch them develop and grow both academically and as individuals. She is grateful to work in an atmosphere where she is able to teach her students about God. She and her husband Bill live in Freeport with their two daughters. Mrs. Stauffer attends Laurel Street Community Church where she assists with children’s ministry and plays piano for the praise team. Her hobbies include baking, scrap booking, card making, tractor pulls and traveling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donna Wilhelms-Child Care Teacher

Donna has been at Open Bible since 1975. She has a Christian Education degree from Moody Bible Institute/Chicago. Plus she has taken Early Childhood coursed from Highland Community College. She loves reading, going for walks and spending time with family and friends. Her home church is Park Hills Evangelical Free Church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pam Wool-Child Care Assistant

Pam has been at Open Bible Learning Center since 2012. She is working on completing her Associate’s degree from Highland Community College which she started over 35 years ago. She is married to John and they have three sons. Pam enjoys her women’s Sunday School class, watching Wheel of Fortune and solving the puzzles before the contestants, reading and studying God’s Word as she is continually growing and learning. She is also the substitute hostess for the Discovery Zone at Open Bible birthday parties. Pam’s home church is First Church of the Open Bible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kris Yakowicz-Child Care Teacher

Kris has been a Child Care teacher at Open Bible since 1995. She has her Associate’s degree in Early Childhood from Mt. Saint Clare College in Clinton, Iowa. She is married to John. Kris has several cats and a dog. She likes to bake, and spend time with her niece and nephew.