Weekend Service Times: Saturday 5:30 pm, Sunday 8:00 am and 10:45 am

Welcome to St. Paul Lutheran Preschool

2022-2023 Preschool Class Sessions

Three's M/W or T/TH    8:30-11:30 am
Four's M/W/F   8:30-11:30 am
Four's M/W/F   12:15-3:15 pm
Pre-K M/T/W/TH/FR   12:15-3:15 pm

If you are a new preschool family contact our Preschool Director, LeAnn Hilchen, at preschool@stpaulankeny.org for more information.

2022 Summer Camps

Each four day camp is $90. and includes all activities, materials, and snacks.
Payment must be by check or cash only. Drop off payments at the church office or mail to
St. Paul Lutheran Preschool, 1100 SE Sharon Drive,  Ankeny, IA  50021.
Click on the pdf below to find out more about camp themes and dates!

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A Place to Grow in Grace

The children we serve will develop a relationship with Christ and a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

By providing a safe and secure environment, incorporating a play-based, project approach to learning, we inspire children to grow, learn, and develop spiritually, socially, emotionally, academically, and physically. We strive to give children an education that will prepare them for success in all areas of life. By creating a partnership with parents, staff, the church, and the community, we want to ensure our children are respectful, responsible, and grateful.
1. Students will develop a positive self-image through Christ, which will positively impact their families, communities, and the world.
2. Students will develop caring hearts and creative minds.
3. Students will develop a life- long learning mentality.
4. Students will reach age- appropriate milestones to prepare them to continue their education in Kindergarten and beyond.

Christ-centered- We look to Him not only as our Savior, but as our example to emulate.
Ethical- We believe there is right and wrong, objective truth, which is to be followed in certain ways in the classroom and on the playground. This truth comes from God and His Holy Word.
Honest-We speak the truth in love so that growth can truly happen.
Innovative- We look to use new and creative teaching methods and theory to enhance our program and further the education of your child.

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Meet our Staff

LeAnn Hilchen

Karen Kisker

Preschool Director
Enrichment and Associate Teacher
I graduated from Concordia University Nebraska, in Seward, and hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and English, and have been teaching for the past 31 years! I grew up on a farm in southern Minnesota, and have been married to my husband, Paul, for 28 years. We have two daughters: Stephanie and Tori.
I enjoy teaching children about God's love for them, how to read, and to do musical activities. I love to participate in messy projects with kids, and seeing the excitement on their faces when they get to participate in learning activities.
I graduated from Lincoln School of Commerce, and hold an Associate Degree, and have been teaching here at St. Paul Lutheran Preschool for 16 years!
I grew up in Bloomfield, Nebraska, a small town in northeast Nebraska, and have been married to my husband, Kevin, for 31 years. We have four sons: Josiah, Levi, Luke, and Jesse. My favorite part of teaching is sharing with kids Jesus love for them! I also love coloring and making crafts with them and just getting to know each child!

Amy Black

Ashleigh Buls

3's Lead Teacher
3's Associate Teacher
I graduated from Ankeny and Northwest Missouri State-Go Bearcats- and have been teaching for the past 28 years!
I grew up on a farm in Boone, Iowa, and have been married to my husband, Jeff, for 21 years. We have two children: Millie and Harland.
In my free time I enjoy camping, spending time with my family, and to cook and try out new recipes.
I love getting to know the students and watch them grow!
I graduated from Joshua Christian Academy in Des Moines, Iowa and this is my first year of teaching here at St. Paul, and I'm very excited to be a part of the teach here
I grew up here in Des Moines, and recently married my husband, Jaren.
In my free time I enjoy baking and cleaning.
I love teaching kids about science and about our God!

Kimberly Kleckner

Cindy Rohlfsen

3's T-Th and 4's M-W-F Lead Teacher
3's T-Th and 4's M-W-F Associate Teacher
I graduated from Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, Illinois with a Degree in Early Childhood Education and Art.I also hold a Master of Science Degree from Iowa State University in Child Development, and have been teaching for the past 31 years!
I grew up in a western suburb of Chicago, and have been married to my husband, Mark, for 38 years. We have two children: Noah and Kyria.
I love the curiosity, joy, and wonder of young children. I love to nurture their creative side through art, music, and dramatic play. And I love to share the love of Jesus and the truth of Scripture with them!
I graduated from William Penn University with a Degree in Business Management, and this is my first year of teaching here at St. Paul!
I'm really excited to be here with you all!
I'm married to my husband, Brandon, and we have three children: Rylan, Adelyn, and Hayden, and one fur-baby, a Black Lab, named Pepper.
In my free time I enjoy gardening and crocheting!

Alyssa Wendzel

4's and Pre-K Associate Teacher
I hold an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts and in Early Childhood Education, and have been teaching for the past 15 years!
I grew up in Altoona, Iowa and have been married to my husband, Nathan, for 10 years. We have two children: Walter and Dorothy!
In my free time I enjoy making home decorations.

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