Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified

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Michelle Espelien

Consulting Director

Michelle and her husband are enjoying their new home in the country with their dog, Derby. She loves attending plays and movies, reading, watching movies, & hosting friends for dinner. She loves her job and all things Disney. 

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Annabelle

Lead Teacher

Annabelle graduated from UNW with a Children & Family Ministry degree.  Her favorite color is yellow, she enjoys spending time outdoors and having popcorn & movie nights. Her two dogs are named after coffee.

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Marjie

Lead Teacher

Marjie has worked in childcare since 1978. She loves singing, knitting, spending time outdoors,  & riding a motorcycle with her husband. She loves her three sons, and her precious granddaughter. 

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JaNae

Lead Teacher

JaNae graduated with a psychology degree from UNW. She loves spending time with her husband, family and friends. She is also involved in international college student ministry  and enjoys meeting people from around the globe.

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Maggie

Teacher Aid

This is Maggie's first year in her role as teacher.  She has three children (two recent graduates from Elim Preschool!) and loves to act. She has taught acting classes for many ages. 

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Liz

Director/Lead Teacher

Liz is from the North Shore.  She received her teaching degree from UNW & has been teaching since 2013. She enjoys camping & kayaking, being an aunt, traveling & crafting.

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Lauren

Lead Teacher

Lauren graduated from Bemidji State where she studied El. Ed. and Ojibwe language. She enjoys teaching science, spending time at her family cabin, and doing missions work in Kenya. She loves being mom to her little girl.

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Lisa

Lead Teacher

Lisa has been teaching at Elim since 2008. She enjoys coaching volleyball, baseball, softball, and basketball, singing, gardening, fishing, and playing games with her husband and kids.