Our Teachers

Amy Estes

Director

What a Joy it is to be a part of all God is doing here at Lake Country Baptist Church through Lake Country Preschool. I feel blessed that God chose me to be the Director and work with an amazing staff, as well as so many incredible children and families in the community that I grew up in and love. Lake Country Baptist Church has been my (home away from home) since my Dad accepted the position as Pastor here when I was in Third Grade. I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior before coming to Lake Stevens, but this church is where I learned what it truly means to love Him, serve Him and love others. My Husband Kevin and I have been married since June, 2001.

We have 3 boys (Caleb, Landon and Brayden) and one little girl (Emalynn). I knew from my early teen years that I had a desire to work with young children. In May 2000, I graduated with my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from a Bible College in Wisconsin. Following Graduation I worked for 9 years as a Co-Director at a Daycare and Preschool in Marysville. I always wanted to open a Preschool in our church, but sometimes it seemed like a unreachable dream. After a little push from our Assistant Pastor and a lot of hard work with a dear friend of mine, we opened up the doors to Lake Country Preschool in September 2009! It has been a incredible journey ever since! God has stretched me, challenged me and taught me so much through this school. I have had the opportunity to work with so many amazing children and families. I am thankful everyday to be doing something I love.

Julie Stevens

Teacher

Hi, I'm Julie! Lake Country Baptist Church first became a part of my life when my family moved to Lake Stevens in 1988. I was saved in Sunday school as a young girl, and I was baptized here at the church when I was 12 years old. I attended Lake Country until I graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 1996 and left for college. I attended a college in Wisconsin where I received a bachelors degree in education. I met my husband Brad in college, and we were married in 1999. We spent the first 18 years of our marriage in Milwaukee Wisconsin, where we served in our local church in many different ways. We were youth leaders together for 5 years, and I taught Sunday school to 4 and 5 year olds, and then in the first and second grade class for many years. During our time in Milwaukee, we were also raising our four children, and I was teaching private music lessons. We have two boys and two girls with 8 years between the oldest and the youngest. The Lord lead our family to Lake Stevens in June of 2017, when my oldest was beginning high school, and my youngest was entering kindergarten. We have enjoyed being near our extended family, and becoming part of this great community. I feel very blessed to be a teacher at Lake Country Preschool where I work with so many wonderful children, families, and staff under the excellent direction of Miss Amy!

Jennifer Massingale

Teacher | Toddler Time

Hi, I'm Jen! I accepted Christ as my personal Savior when I was 13. My relationship with Jesus began to truly grow during my late teenage years. I'm thankful each morning is a new opportunity to glorify HIM.

My husband Lance and I have been married since March 2004. We have twin girls, Grace and Faith who were born in 2007! I have been attending Lake Country Baptist Church since 2001, and was asked to begin leading in the nursery just after Lance and I were married. Over the years I've served as a Nursery Director, Lead Teacher and currently as the Children's Ministry Director. We love our church and are so thankful for the leadership and members here.

I stayed home with our girls when they were little. When they started school God provided an opportunity for me to get involved with Lake Country Preschool. This has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. I am so thankful to spend each day with the opportunity to present Jesus in to these kids. I love getting to know each of their personalities, their hearts and their families. I am greatly humbled God has allowed me to be a small part in His ministry here!

Sarah Trivett

Teacher

Hi, I'm Sarah! I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior when I was 6 years old. As I grew in my faith, I became very active in serving at my church and also in camp minstries, worldwide missions, and as a full time nanny. While serving in these areas, I realized my greatest passion and gifting is working with young children. I consider it a joy and privilege to have the opportunity to work with children and to share with them the love of Christ. My husband David and I have been married since May 2011. We have a darling little girl, Carissa Joy, who was born in 2014. We moved to Washington in 2013 when my husband accepted a job as a worship leader at a nearby church. One of my biggest blessings since moving to the area has been the ability to work at Lake Country Preschool. Getting to know the other teachers, the children, and the families that enter into the Preschool has been such a joy and I am very thankful that I get to be a small part of something so wonderful.

Michele Stevens

Teacher

Hi, I'm Michele! I've been attending Lake Country Baptist Church since the Summer of 2004 when I accepted Christ as my Savior heading into my Freshman year of High School. For the past twelve years I've looked for ways to serve and get involved. I met my husband David here at church and we have been married for 5 years and have two sons, Parker and Sawyer. I received my Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2010 and have worked at Lake Country Preschool for the past 6 years. Before getting my degree I babysat and helped in our churches Children's Ministry. I always loved kids and found that I had a passion to work with them as a career during my senior year of high school. I am so thankful for the opportunity to teach your children and be a part of their lives!

Sahra Huscusson

Teacher

Hello I’m Sahra. I feel blessed to call Lake Country Baptist Church my home! I accepted Christ as my personal Lord and Savior when I was 14. God had been incredible in showing His love for me and to truly giving me a heart to love others, especially children. I have the incredible privilege to work with children all over the world on various mission trips. I was able to spend 3 weeks in Kenya. Not only did I get to see what God has made but also show children love and feel their love. I am married to my wonderful husband Mike for 9 years and we have 4 children 2 dogs and one big orange cat. I grew up in Snohomish and that is now where we are living and raising our family. God has definitely directed my path to working at Lake Country Preschool. It is a privilege to be able to do everyday what I truly feel fulfilled by. I have worked with children my entire life. I have worked as a nanny, at the Boys and Girls club and was a children’s leader for a large ministry for more than 5 years. I am excited to be able to help and watch each child grow as they go through our program.

Jennifer Cecsarini

Teacher

I’m Jennifer! I have been a faithful member of Lake Country since I was 16 years old. I accepted Christ at a very early age and rededicated my life to Hi in high school. I’ve been able to serve in the youth and children’s ministries for the past serval years at church. What an amazing blessing it has been to watch theses kids of all ages lean who Jesus is and hoe much He loves them! I was give the opportunity to teach here at Lek Country Preschool in 2015. I am so incredibly thankful to be a part of this team and have a small part in the lives of these wonderful children and their families. My husband Gino and I have been married for 8 years and we have 5 beautiful children.

Elayna Shaw

Teacher

Katrina Cook

Teacher

Hi, I'm Katrina! We have been attending Lake Country since 2015. My relationship with Jesus started when I was a teen but I have recently accepted Jesus Christ completely into my heart. My husband and I have been married since 2011. We live in Lake Stevens with our two girls Layla and Amelia. I have been able to stay home with them and watch them grow, but now that they are in school, God has opened a door for me to have the chance to work at the preschool and to share His word with all these precious children. I have always loved working with kids. In the church I have been able to serve in the Childrens Ministry, starting in the nursery and now teaching 4-5yearolds. To be able to share Gods word with these kids and to see their faces light up, to know Jesus is always with them, is such an amazing opportunity and I am so blessed I get to share that with your kids.
  • I’ve had the opportunity to work with so many amazing children and families. I am thankful everyday to be doing something I love.

    Amy Estes
    Director
  • I’m so grateful to be a part of the lives of these kids and their families!

    Shelbi Smith
    Teacher
  • One of my biggest blessings since moving to the area has been the ability to work at Lake Country Preschool. Getting to know the other teachers, the children, and the families that enter into the Preschool has been such a joy and I am very thankful that I get to be a small part of something so wonderful.

    Sarah Trivett
    Teacher
  • This has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. I am so thankful to spend each day with the opportunity to present Jesus in to these kids. I love getting to know each of their personalities, their hearts and their families. I am greatly humbled God has allowed me to be a small part in His ministry here!

    Jen Massingale
    Teacher
  • I always loved kids and found that I had a passion to work with them as a career during my senior year of high school. I am so thankful for the opportunity to teach your children and be a part of their lives!

    Michele Stevens
    Teacher