O.L.A. Staff

Meet the Teaching Staff of Our Littlest Angels Preschool

Our Littlest Angels Preschool - Staff

Karyn Custer-Jankowski - Director and Teacher
Karyn Custer-Jankowski - Preschool Director

    Moving from Director of Children’s Ministries to Director and Lead Teacher of “Our Littlest Angels Preschool” for the 2021-2022 school year, is a dream come true for Karyn. A graduate of Indiana University with several masters courses in Human Behavior from VU, Karyn values education and has a great passion for working with and guiding children in their growth. Karyn was a member of the board that brought the preschool to FUMC 20 + years ago and served as an Aide for two years. Her two youngest daughters are graduates of the preschool!
She has worked with ‘Parents As Teachers’ as a Developmental Educator and has volunteered with various children’s programming for many years.
As Director of Children’s Ministries at FUMC, Karyn has enjoyed crafting Kid’s faith-based programming for nine plus years. There’s nothing more important to her than making sure children know how very much God loves them!
Personally, Karyn has been married to David since 1995, is Mom to four lovely daughters, and ‘Nana’ to two precious Granddaughters. She has been a member of FUMC since 1994.

   

Kim Gorseski - Teacher's Aide

Teacher's Aide, Kim Gorseski

Kim joined Our Littlest Angels Preschool in 2018 after four years at Valparaiso Community Schools working with the English Language Learners and as a substitute teacher. Kim earned a Bachelor's Degree from Purdue University and has lived in Valparaiso since 2000. She enjoys working with preschoolers because "Children at this age are so excited to learn, and I get to help them experience things for the first time." Kim and her husband have three boys, one who is at Purdue and twins who attend VHS. Kim is a volunteer for Porter County Meals-on-Wheels and is CPR certified.