Preschool Staff

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Liza Okan
Preschool Director

I joined the preschool staff as director in August, 2015. As I look back, upon my entire adult career, I have been called to vocations serving children, youth, and families and it is among these relationships that God uses me best and to which I feel most called. I thrive on affirming for children that they are known and beloved by God and journeying with them and their families in helping them become all God intends for them to be. So I am thrilled to be working with the preschool staff and families as together we do just this in a safe and supportive academic setting. I live east of Deming with my husband John, and daughters Sophia and Eleanor.

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Lavonne Eggink
Preschool Teacher

I have taught preschool for 24 years and I have been here at CLC preschool since 1999. I attended community college in Oregon before I married my husband Mark. We have been married for 30+ years and have 4 grown daughters. One of the many things I love about Christ Lutheran Church is the wonderful people I have come to know. There is a great sense of community here.

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Cheryl Johnson
Preschool Teacher

I have served as teacher at Christ Lutheran Christian Preschool since the fall of 1992. What I love about the preschool is that we are able to serve many different children and their families as their first “school experience” with Christian based values and beliefs being taught. I love that I can be a part of a great outreach within our community in which I live. I served previously as a member of the CLCP Board as my own children were attending preschool there. I live in Ferndale with my husband Myron.

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Angie Bruns
Teachers’ Classroom Assistant

I am excited to be at CLC Preschool this year!  Born and raised in the Midwest, I have considered Whatcom County home since 1996. I am married and the mother of two boys who attended CLC Preschool. I formerly worked for the Ferndale School District. I look forward to continuing to work with so many great children and families at CLC Preschool.