Our Staff


  • Stephanie Girgen

    Preschool Administrator

    Steph joined Hope Preschool in 2016, but has spent a lot of time working in similar settings. She served as an aide in the Monday/Wednesday 3 year old classes in 2016/17, and is excited to contribute additionally to the preschool as the administrator. She is excited to teach kids about God's love and about all the beauty He has created in nature. Steph and her husband stay busy taking care of their two daughters.

  • 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.

  • JENNIFER rAETH

    LEAD 3 YEAR OLD Preschool Teacher

    Jennifer has been teaching Preschool for 15 years after received her Early Childhood degree from Crown College. She loves seeing the excitement of children trying things for the first time, and looks forward to teaching children about God's love. She and her husband live in Rosemount and have two grown children. She enjoys watching sports, taking walks and listening to music. 

  • Stefanie Johnson

    Preschool Aide

    Stefanie Johnson is returning as classroom Aide in our Monday/Wednesday/Friday Pre-Kindergarten class and the Tuesday/Thursday 3-year-old 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. 

  • Brittany Kohn

    LEAD 2 YEAR OLD PRESCHOOL TEACHER, PRESCHOOL AIDE


    Brittany Kohn is returning to our Preschool staff this year as classroom Aide in the Monday and Wednesday 3-year-old class, and Lead Teacher in the Friday 2-year-old class. She and her husband live in Inver Grove Heights and have three children, one of whom also attends Preschool here at Hope. 

  • DEVYN DIMMICK-PARTINGTON

    PRESCHOOL AIDE


    Devyn Dimmick-Partington is joining the preschool staff as Aide for the Friday’s 2’s Classroom. She loves the joys of working with children and seeing them learn and grow! Her daughter Myckenna is a Hope Christian Preschool Graduate, and her son Emmytt will also be joining the 2’s class with her. Devyn, her husband Jordan, and their family live in Hampton, MN. They have a passion for the outdoors and love to keep active.