Preschool Staff

Christine Culbertson

As the lead Preschool and Pre-K teacher at Monroe, Christine brings many years of experience working with little ones. While her children were growing up, Christine ran an in-home day care and preschool for seven years. She also spent five years working as a preschool and lunch room monitor in Wisconsin. After joining The Church at Maltby/Monroe, Christine has become a lead preschool teacher on Sundays mornings.

Christine and her husband enjoy spending time with their two adult daughters, son-in-laws, and grandson.


Kat Baker

As the Assistant Preschool and Pre-K teacher at Monroe Kat has had a great passion for kids her whole life. Her first jobs as a teenager were teaching gymnastics and swimming to preschoolers. She has worked as a nanny and adult caregiver for many years and has a heart for sharing her love of nature and its creator with the next generation.

Kat lives in Monroe with her husband and three daughters. 







Christie Wyatt

As the Lead Preschool and Pre-K teacher at Maltby Christie brings over 20 years of experience working with children. Christie graduated from Lee University with a degree in Elementary Education and a Master's in Holistic Child Development. She has worked as a teacher, children's ministry leader, and nanny in her years of experience. Her and her husband also spent many years as foster parents. Working with children is her passion and she can't imagine doing anything else! 

Christie and her husband live in Marysville with their beautiful 1 year old daughter Emma. 

Nikki Buggert

Assistant Preschool and Pre-K teacher at Maltby. Complete bio coming soon.


















Jenny Schaefer

As our Kindergarten teacher, Jenny brings over 15 years of experience working in Elementary Education. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a degree in Elementary Education and has an endorsement in Reading.  She loves to work with kids and help them become strong, independent learners. 

Jenny and her husband, Tyler, serve as the Youth Pastors at The Church at Maltby/Monroe. They spend much of their time chasing and snuggling their little girls.




Gloria Philp

As our Assistant Teacher in the Kindergarten class, Gloria enjoys being apart of kids learning, and growing into the amazing kids God has designed them to be. Gloria brings many years of experience and knowledge volunteering and working with kids at both church and in the public schools. 


Gloria, her husband Darrick, and their 4 kids have a small hobby farm in Snohomish with dogs, cats, chickens, and goats.





Megan Gieger

Megan has served as the Director of The Preschool and Kindergarten since it started in 2013.  She was asked if she was interested in helping to start a preschool and never looked back! Megan is passionate about matters of child development and equipping children and families for future success. Early childhood education is important to a child’s love of learning and getting to be a part of that is so rewarding. 

Megan and her husband Brad live in Snohomish and have 3 daughters.