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.

Dusty Zimmerman

As the Assistant Preschool and Pre-K teacher at Monroe, Dusty is so excited to be a part of the teaching team! Dusty studied early childhood education in college and has over 10 years experience teaching in a 3-5 year old classroom. Dusty loves working with children and believes they can teach us as much as we teach them. 

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 daughter Emma. 

Nikki Buggert

As the assistant Preschool and Pre-K teacher at Maltby, Nikki is so excited to be a part of this amazing team! Nikki graduated from Minnesota State University and for over 10 years managed multiple group homes for adults with disabilities. After moving to the PNW she worked in the medical field until having her 2nd child. Nikki loves being a part of children's learning and as a preschool mom herself understand the unique needs of preschool children. 

Nikki and her husband, Karl live in North Bothell with their two boys and love to explore the beautiful PNW in their camper.

Chrissy Brown

Kindergarten Teacher

Bio Coming soon.


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.