Early Childhood Staff

Serving Students and Families

Dedicated staff members seek to serve students and families. Children grow by hearing God's Word and learning Bible stories coupled with the attention and support of their teachers. Christ's love and forgiveness are central to our mission. 

Becky Kuepers

Early Childhood Director

Becky and her husband, Ben, have three children who attended Our Redeemer. She graduated from UW-Stout with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a Child Psychology minor. She gained additional experience working in daycare and teaching preschool. Becky enjoys spending time with family, reading, sports, and fitness.

Psalm 28:7- "The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him."

Lizzy Eyre

K4 Teacher

Lizzy teaches in the K4 room at Our Redeemer. She was born and raised in Madison, WI. In December 2018, she graduated from UW-Platteville with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood Education. Since graduating, she has worked with 2-4 year olds. She recently got married in December 2019 to her husband Nolan. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, traveling, and being outdoors. She attended Our Redeemer for grades 6-8 and is thankful for the opportunity to return as a teacher and serve the school. She is excited to continue this journey with your children and teach them about God’s love.

Philippians 4:13- “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Dallas Rogers

K4 Assistant Teacher

Dallas has been teaching in the K4 room since September 2023. She was born in Madison, WI and raised in Oregon, WI. She is going to school for her degree in education. When she graduates, she plans on becoming a teacher at a middle school or preschool. In her free time she enjoys taking her dog along on her morning runs and spending time with her family. She is so exited to be apart of the community and being able to share about God’s love.

Psalm 18:32: "It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure." 

Philippians 4:13: "I can do all this through him who gives me strength."

Robin Hunter

K3 Teacher, Early Childhood Assistant Director

Robin has always loved kids, helping others, and from an early age had a strong interest in working with children and families. Born and raised in Waukesha, she began taking care of kids as a pre-teen, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Winona State University in 1998. After moving to Madison, she began working in the childcare field with preschoolers and infants in a child care center, and later became the Infant and Toddler Program Specialist, overseeing the staff and programming, and assisting in administrative duties. She remained in that position until the birth of her twins in 2007, at which time she continued to do childcare in her home while taking care of her family, and began serving in volunteer programs at Our Redeemer.  Robin returned to work in 2017 as the Before and After School Care provider at Our Redeemer, and later joined the Early Childhood staff working as a preschool teacher with kids ages 2-4.

Robin and her husband Mark have 4 daughters who have attended Our Redeemer, and now attend Luther Preparatory School and Martin Luther College.  Robin enjoys exploring life and nature with her family, running, writing, reading, home improvement projects, and experimenting in the kitchen. She is eager to help children learn and grow in their abilities and their love for Jesus. 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18- “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”



Rhianna Hunter

K3 Assistant Teacher

Rhi was born and raised in Madison, WI, and has always enjoyed working with young children and from a young age wanted to teach in a classroom. She attended Our Redeemer from Kindergarten to 8th grade, then went on to Luther Prep and graduated in 2019. She went on to attend Martin Luther College and recently graduated with her Early Childhood Degree in 2023. Rhi has been around many children and has gained lots of experience through babysitting, nannying, and serving at Our Redeemer for the last few summers. Rhi has experience in classrooms with ages ranging from 6 weeks to 6 years old. 

Rhi’s hobbies outside work include fitness, reading, music, sports, and socializing with friends and family. Rhi is excited about this new opportunity at ORLS and can’t wait to learn and serve all children and families of Our Redeemer! 

Deuteronomy 31: 8- “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”



Jordyn Hillery

K3 Assistant Teacher & Wrap Care Teacher

Jordyn has been at ORLS since August of 2022. Jordyn was born in Madison, WI, and has always loved working with children and she has always wanted to become a teacher. She attended Monona Grove School District and graduated in June of 2023. She is currently attending Madison Area Technical College’s Liberal Arts Transfer Program in Elementary Education and plans to transfer to UW Whitewater in Elementary Education. Jordyn has been around children for many years, whether that be through babysitting, volunteering at her church’s daycare or volunteering for her local elementary school’s summer school program. Jordyn has experience in classrooms from ages 3 to 10 year olds.

Jordyn’s hobbies outside of work include fitness, music, spending time with family and friends, and shopping. Jordyn is excited to continue her work at ORLS and can’t wait to learn, teach, and serve students and families at ORLS

Matthew 6:34 - “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Ali Plese

K2 Teacher

Ali was born and raised in the small town of Eagle River, WI. After high school, she attended UW-Stevens Point and graduated with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. In college, she began working in the infant classroom at the YMCA and from there moved to the Madison area where she accepted a lead teacher position. She has been in many different classrooms and has had many different roles. She is excited to begin teaching at Our Redeemer.

Outside of work, she enjoys camping, hiking, and playing hockey.

Angie Ritter

K2 Assistant Teacher

Angie earned her Childcare Teacher License for ages 0-5 from MidState Technical College in 1997. She has taught children of all ages in two different child care centers, but primarily worked with infants and toddlers. She spent three years as the director of the after school program at Immanuel Lutheran School in Waukegan, Illinois. Angie also cared for children in her home while her own children were young.

Angie has been very involved in volunteering. She was the secretary of Ranger Friends, Our Redeemer’s parent/teacher organization. She has taught Sunday School and Junior Youth Group. She has partnered with Falk Elementary to establish a Giving Tree project and helped with Falk’s food bank. Angie enjoys singing in the church choir. Angie has found a calling as a coach. She has been blessed to coach the ORLS soccer team and both girls’ and boys’ basketball, first at Immanuel and for the last fifteen seasons at Our Redeemer.

Angie lives in Madison with her husband, Nicholas, and their four sons. She spends her free time reading and hanging out with her family. She looks forward to getting to know the families in the Early Childhood Program.

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you.


Sarah Groth

Toddler Teacher

Sarah was born in Valentine, Nebraska but spent her whole childhood in Clear Lake, Wisconsin. She has two sisters, three brothers, four nieces, and four nephews. She graduated from Chippewa Valley Technical College with a Paralegal Degree. Since graduating from college, she has been working with children. She has worked in Public Schools and in Christian Day Schools. She worked in Hudson, Wisconsin for a year and worked with 3 and 4-year-olds. After that, she took a job in Rice Lake and worked in a one-room classroom with Kindergarten through 8th-grade. She is looking forward to seeing God’s little children learn God’s Word and what Jesus has done for us.

 John 3:16- "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."


Tracy Sarnblad

Toddler Assistant Teacher

Tracy grew up in Denver, CO, and most recently moved to Wisconsin with her family from Las Vegas, NV where she lived for 14 years. 

While in Las Vegas, Tracy worked in administrative roles and earned her Associate Degree in Accounting. It was after volunteering in her church nursery that she found her passion for working with children. Shortly after beginning in the nursery, an assistant teaching position opened at her church’s preschool and she jumped at the opportunity to serve, teach, and invite the littlest of ones to know Jesus. Tracy also enjoys working with children through volunteerism where she has helped teach Sunday Bible School and organize/help with Vacation Bible School (VBS). She is delighted to be a part of the team at Our Redeemer Lutheran School.

Outside of work, Tracy enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, visiting the zoo and botanic gardens, reading, taking walks, and watching Disney movies.

Her favorite Bible verse is:

Matthew 22:37 - Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”


Emily Sonnenburg

Infant Assistant Teacher

Emily was raised in Beaver Dam, WI where she grew up in a family of farmers who placed their trust in the Lord to provide. Emily attended Unified Catholic Parish Schools, then attended Beaver Dam High School where she was active in her High School Marching Band and 4-H. Emily graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and worked for 7 years in the Beaver Dam and Milwaukee area. After getting married to Chris, she started a family and was blessed to be able to be a stay at home mother raising 3 children. In 2019, Emily and her family moved to Monticello from Sheboygan, WI and found Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, enrolling their children into the school.

Emily has always enjoyed playing the piano, taking trips with her family, and outdoor festivals. After raising 3 children, she had a passion to continue serving the Lord by caring for the next generation of children. She is grateful to be able to serve families in Madison.

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 121:8 - The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

Hannah Vasatko

Infant/Toddler Assistant Teacher

Hannah is the oldest of 6 kids. Originally born in Michigan, she has lived in Wisconsin since 2012. She graduated with an Exercise Science degree from Winona State University and worked as a Personal Trainer. In 2021 she married her husband and now has a daughter of her own. As a girl, Hannah has always loved kids and babies and would babysit a lot for family, friends, and of course siblings. She loves to be able to work in a Christ-centered environment and provide care for the children of Madison. 

Outside of work, Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, working out, watching her favorite TV shows, and listening to music.



Amy Brigham

K2-K4 Float Teacher

I am very excited to be a part of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church's Early Childhood. Presently, I am a float, which means covering the K2, K3, and K4 rooms as needed. I graduated from The University of Wisconsin Whitewater, with a Bachelor of Science degree in communicative disorders, while obtaining a teaching degree, within the field of special education. I was a teacher of special education for approximately 14 years. I also have experience with early childhood children, as I was a teacher and director. I live in Evansville, WI. I have a grown son, who is married and has given me two wonderful grandchildren. 

Again, I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful organization. I have met some amazing people already, and I am looking forward to continuing this journey with Our Redeemer Lutheran- Early Childhood.

Antwanette Lewis

Infant/Toddler Float

I’m Antwanette. I work in the toddlers and infants rooms. I graduated from high school in 2023 and been working with kids since 2020. I’m planning on going to college for Early Childhood Education. In my free time i like to spend time with my family and friends, i also love to take naps with my dog Cleo she’s 10 months she will be 1 on May 16th! I’m excited to spend time and get to know each of your beautiful babies and teach them kindness!

Deuteronomy 4:29 - But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.