Support Staff

gabiGabi Schlatter- Lunch Program

I have been involved with Hope Lutheran Church and Preschool in one way or another since 2009.  My husband, two children (currently 10 yr old son and a teenage daughter) and I moved here from California that year. In looking for a preschool for my youngest who at the time was 3, we instantly feel in love with HLCP.  Not only did we have that instant connection with the preschool, but also with the church, we have been members ever since. 

My family is from Argentina and I went to high school in Buenos Aires. Between living in a different country and culturally diverse Southern California, I have been exposed to a variety of different foods. As the school year progresses, my intention is to incorporate some of that variety in our school’s menu.  It’s always wonderful to see children try new things, sometimes they like it, sometimes they don’t but the important thing is exposing them to variety.

I’m a person of many talents, this year I’m taking on the challenge of running the preschools website.  During special events you might see me snapping away with my camera.  I will also be helping with the children’s cooking classes.



judyJudy Otte-Preschool Bookkeeper

I have been a member of Hope Lutheran Church since 2001, I am the Bookkeeper for the Preschool and have been working in the office at Hope since 2010 doing special projects for the church and Pastors. I am on the Preschool Advisory Board.

I have an Associate’s Degree in Banking and Finance with additional credits in Computers and Business Administration.

I was born and raised in North county where my son John still resides with his wife and 3 sons. My younger son Jason, lives close to me in St. Peters with his wife and 3 sons. Yes, I am a grandmother of 6 boys and I love every minute of it.  One of my grandsons is currently enrolled in our preschool along with his cousin.

I look forward to working with all the families at Hope Lutheran Church Preschool.



shirleyShirley Stenberg- Our amazing teacher that retired in 2015 but still comes to teach special lessons!

I have been involved in Early Education teaching for over fourty years.  I have taught Preschool, Kindergarten, and was a Preschool Director.  I have a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota and an Early Childhood Education degree from Unversity of Missouri – St. Louis.

My husband Bob and I have been married 45 years.  We have two grown children.  Our son, Matt, and his wife Christy, and our grandchildren, Owen and Olivia live in Wentzville.  Our daughter, Jenny, and her husband, Joe, live in Orlando.

I am a member of Hope Lutheran and teach Sunday School.  I also volunteer at Oasis Food Pantry in St. Charles, Oasis tutoring in the Wentzville School District and the Ready Readers Program.

I am looking forward to working with your child.