Preschool Staff

Angela Dunkerton

(Associate Teacher) Angela will be serving as Courtney's associate this year in the afternoon 4-5 year old class. Angela and her husband Matt have 2 boys, Ben (18) and JT (9). Angela has experience working with children as a nurse for a pediatrician in a family practice clinic as well as teaching Sunday School, and volunteering in elementary schools. Angela is thankful for the opportunity to serve children at Orchard Hill Church Preschool again this year!artburg College, and Connor, who attends UNI.

Christie Roberts

(Director & Lead Teacher) Christie has attended Orchard Hill Church with her family for 16 years. She and her husband live in Waterloo with their 4 year old son, Micah, and their cat, Penny. Christie graduated from UNI in 2012 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and has 5 years of experience teaching in the Early Childhood field. Along with directing, Christie will be teaching the Monday, Wednesday & Friday AM 4-5 year old class. One of her greatest joys in teaching is sharing with her students how deep and unwavering their Father's love is for them.

Cindy Anderson

(Associate Teacher) Cindy will be serving as Christie's associate this year in the morning 4-5 year old class, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Cindy, her husband Rod and daughter Anna(13) have been attending Orchard Hill Church for 1 year. Cindy has experience working with children in a church setting and volunteering in church youth programs. Cindy is grateful God has given her the opportunity to serve at Orchard Hill Church Preschool this year!


Courtney Johnson

(Lead Teacher) Courtney Johnson has been a member of Orchard Hill Church for the past 7 years. She lives here in Cedars Falls with her husband Neal. She attended the Univeristy of Northern Iowa & received her degree in Elementary Education.Courtney will serve as the teacher in the 4-5 year old afternoon class for the 2017-2018 school year. This will be Courtney's third year at the preschool. She is so thankful to call this her work & can't wait to see what the Lord will do with this school year!

Dena Blough

(Lead Teacher) Dena has been teaching preschool here at OHCP since 2009.  She has been a member of Orchard Hill Church for over 17 years.  Dena grew up in Cedar Falls and graduated from UNI.   She now lives in Dike with her husband, Brad.  They have 2 adult children; Lizzy, who attends WDena is honored to teach at OHCP. Preschool is one of her favorite places to be and she loves working with preschoolers! Dena will serve as lead teacher in the 3-4 year old Monday and Wednesday class, as well as the lead teacher for one of the 3-4 year old classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  

Kelly Parker 

(Lead Teacher) Kelly holds a BM in Music Performance from Concordia College, Moorhead, and earned her Child Development Associate Credential. She has over 10 years of teaching experience and is a member of the NAEYC. She says, "I love teaching children because they like to have fun! I feel happy when I can make them smile and celebrate their achievements with them." Kelly worships at Grace Fellowship Church in Waterloo. She is a big fan of Children's Heart Project (Samaritan's Purse) and Compassion International.

Terri Williams

(Associate Teacher) Terri will be serving as Dena's associate this year in the 3-4 year old class on Mondays and Wednesdays along with her 3-4 year old class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Terri and her husband Don have been members of Orchard Hill Church for over 25 years. They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Terri has provided daycare for her grandchildren for 8 years and before that she was an associate at River Hills School. Terri is very excited that God has given her this opportunity and is eager to show His love to the preschool children. Terri has served at our preschool since 2010.