Our Staff


  • Katherine Bonine

    Preschool director

    Katherine is a California girl! She grew up in Southern California but, moved to Minnesota in 2010. She is married and has two children. A 2-month-old daughter and a 7-year-old son who attends St. John’s Lutheran School in Red Wing where her and her family are church members. She is PTO Secretary for St. John’s, VBS teacher for the preschool age class and she volunteer teaches American Sign Language at St. John's school. She is a bookworm, enjoys hiking the bluffs in Red Wing with her family and going on Pokémon walks with her son. Also, coffee! That’s a hobby, right? Katherine is passionate about the education of preschool age children. She recognizes the importance of a good educational foundation that will put children on the path to success in their elementary education.

  • Kim Cummings

    LEAD pre-kindergarten teacher

    Kim has been teaching preschoolers for much of her life, and thrives on the day-to-day interaction with the kids. She loves helping them not only to prepare for kindergarten, but also teaching them social skills that they can use throughout life. While these are important her greatest joy is helping them to discover that Jesus loves them! Kim is married with four adult children, and two grandchildren.

  • Stacy Peterson

    LEAD 3 YEAR OLD Preschool Teacher

    A little about me, My name is Miss Stacy and I will be teaching the three-year-old preschool class. I have my Early Childhood and Youth Development Associates degree as well as my Child Life Assistant degree. I have been volunteering/working in preschool within the Hastings and Cottage Grove area for the past ten years. My husband and I have been married almost 18 years now. We have 3 older children. My son has a year left in College and Coaches Football -Offensive Line- for a Highschool south of Hastings. My daughters are both enrolled at Hastings High School. My dog is named Maggie Moo Moo, and Myro is our Hamster. We all live in Cottage Grove. I am very excited to work alongside everyone at Hope Christian Preschool.

    Fun fact:  Both my daughters went to preschool here at Hope Christian Preschool with Kim Cummings as their teacher. This program is so wonderful and I’m glad I get to be a part of this team, I am so blessed.

  • Stefanie Johnson

    Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Stefanie Johnson is returning as classroom Aide in our Pre-Kindergarten class. She loves working with kids and also works part time at a pediatric clinic performing x-rays and nursing duties. She lives in Hastings with her Husband and two daughters. 

  • 3's Class Aide

    Kelli Nichols

    Kelli will be joining our team as the 3’s Teacher Aide. She has previously helped sub in the classrooms and two of her children currently attend Hope Preschool. Kelli and her family are also members of Hope Lutheran Church. She left the legal world to stay home and raise her children five years ago. Kelli lives in Hastings with her husband and three children.

  • After School Care Lead Teacher

    After School Care Teacher

    Bio of new teacher coming soon