Our Preschool Staff

Faithsteps Christian Preschool Leadership


Ms. Melissa Thorne

MelissaMelissa came to Windsor from Hutchinson, Kansas.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood-Elementary Education from Oklahoma Christian University.

She had previously taught Head Start preschool, fifth grade and first grade.  Miss Melissa lives in Windsor with her husband, Gavin, and two children.

Early education is so important to instilling a life-long love of learning. In order to be successful in life children must love to learn, become independent thinkers and love problem solving.

During her free time, Ms. Melissa enjoys watching her children compete in gymnastics and tennis.  As a family we love to snow ski, kayak, watch movies, play games and spend time as a family.  Being in the mountains enjoying God’s beautiful creation is something that we always try to make time for.




Ms. Ila Hergott

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I have lived in Hickman, NE. (south of Lincoln) for most of my life. We recently moved to Johnstown, Colorado…  Something that we have dreamed of for many years.  I graduated from Norris High School, and attended the University of Nebraska for 2 years and received an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.  I worked at Norris Public School as a Preschool Special Ed. Paraprofessional for 21 years.

I am married to my wonderful husband, Richard, and We are a blended family with six children:
Cami, Tressa, Natalie, Evan, Emily and Clinton.   Three of our children are married and we have 5 grandchildren.  Four boys and 1 girl and one coming in March.  We are truly Blessed!

“Children are the Future.  They need an environment for learning and developing their strengths and skills to become independent thinkers and problem solvers.  Children desire to be life-long learners.”

Ms. Kristine Johnson


Kristine is a native of Greeley. She attended University High School, received her Associate of Arts degree in early childhood education, and is working on an M.A. in child psychology.  Prior to coming to Faithsteps, Kristine worked for ABC Childhood Learning Center teaching preschool. She currently teaches music classes for special needs children at the Union Colony Children’s Music program.  Kristine enjoys painting, reading, dancing and watching movies. She lives in Windsor with her dog, Bentley.

“It is important to instill life skills early on so that we can prepare our young people for the future…it starts now!”



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