Grace Preschool, LLC Directors & Staff
(From Top Left) Sonja Mausser, Paula Satterfield, April Planer,
Alison Yuille, Kendra Fox, Karen Phillips,
Claire Vallaster, Ginger Elliff
Grace Preschool, LLC has two directors, Rick Stone and Ginger Elliff. Rick is the Administrator and Missions Director at GCC and also provides oversight of the preschool program. For more information on Rick, please go to the GCC staff profiles here.
Grace Community Church is blessed to have such dedicated and God-centered leadership to equip the next generation to delight in God's glory and minister to children and their families.
Ginger Elliff - Director
"My family and I are members of Grace Community Church and have been attending since 2008. My husband, Daniel and I are grateful to God for the four sons that He has graciously entrusted to us. Grace Preschool ministered to my family years before I ever became director. We have been blessed that three of our children have been able to attend Grace Preschool. I have been teaching preschool since 2007 and involved with Grace Preschool since 2009. I’m always excited about the Christ centered principals and godly character development that Grace Preschool holds to and how that will bless us with the relationships we have with our own children in the years to come. It will be a joy for us to see an everlasting change in our children’s hearts as they grow in these godly principals and I am delighted that we have this opportunity to witness God’s grace as we see how these little ones handle life’s situations in a pleasing and God glorifying way. It’s an honor and blessing to be ministering to the families in our community in this way and I look forward to meeting your family and interacting with your children."
Sonja Mausser - Whale Class Teacher
"I have been teaching pre-k at Grace Preschool for 8 years now and still get excited every new year! I have been teaching on and off for 20 years and believe that God has purposed me to teach. I love what I do and thank God for each year I can teach."
Paula Satterfield - Owl Class Teacher
"I have been a mom for 18 years now with a total of four children (12 thru 18) and a preschool teacher for the past 9-10 years, all with Grace Preschool. I am in awe of what God has done with our preschool and the opportunities He has blessed us with in reaching out to our beautiful community. I love teaching the little ones as I am a visual thinker and they can not yet read so we do most everything in pictures - it is a perfect fit, for me at least. Seeing their little faces light up with a 'job well done' is my joy and to glorify Him is my purpose in ministering to the next generation."
Alison Yuille - Monkey Class Teacher
Alison Yuille grew up in Ontario, Canada. She completed her BA at Brock University and BEd at Trent University. She married Stephen in 1991. They have two daughters, Laura and Emma. Alison and Stephen were missionaries in Portugal from 1995-2000. Before moving to Glen Rose in 2009, Alison taught at Rhema Christian School in Ontario. This is her fifth year serving at Grace Preschool and she is looking forward to teaching young hearts the truths of our great God.
Karen Phillips - Frog Class Helper
"I am very blessed to work with such a precious little group! In this class we begin to explore the wonderful world God created. We also begin to work on our social skills and become familiar with some basic biblical and educational concepts. What a wonderful privilege it is to be a part of these young lives!
I grew up in Irving, Texas. My husband, Jeff, and I moved to Glen Rose in January of 2012, and we became a part of Grace Community Church shortly afterward. Before that, we lived in Flower Mound for almost 20 years and I worked as an administrative assistant in an Irving church for over 18 years. Together, Jeff and I raised five sons, and we now have three beautiful daughters-in-law and three awesome grandsons. I bring the 'grandmother' factor to the Preschool!"
April Planer - Frog Class Helper
I am excited to be a part of what Grace Preschool is doing in the lives of children. It’s a joy to get to know the children, to see their faces light up with understanding at the discovery of something new, and to share, in word and deed, the good news of the gospel with them.
I grew up in Texas but when I met my husband I moved to New Jersey where I graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Accounting. Along the way we were blessed with twin girls that I am currently home schooling. We escaped NJ and moved back to Texas in 2011. Being a Texas girl I had to get back and my husband, well, he's one of those who "got here as fast as he could". After a lengthy search for the right place to settle in Texas we moved to Glen Rose in 2013 so that we could attend Grace Community Church.