Meet the Staff
Gretchen has always enjoyed sharing her love of music with others. She graduated from Trinity International University in 2007 with a degree in Music Education. After graduating, she taught elementary general music and chorus in Lake Zurich, as well as private piano lessons out of her home. She has also spent time as the director of the Children’s Choir at The Chapel - Palatine. Gretchen enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, baking cookies, reading children’s books, eating chocolate, and anything Disney.
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Stephanie has a degree in Elementary Education, and she was also greatly influenced by her time at the Focus on the Family Institute, refining her Biblical worldview, and in Kenya, volunteering in orphanage classrooms. After college she taught at Harvest Christian Academy, where she met her husband, Travis. They later had three boys in three years, and recently added a baby girl to the mix! Baking elaborate birthday cakes, making cardboard creations, studying God’s Word, and snuggling while reading great books are some of Stephanie’s favorite activities to do with Lincoln, Ryder, Everett, and Adeline. Whether it is blogging for Entrusted with a Child’s Heart, inspiring students at HEART, or teaching her own children, her mission is to partner with families to raise up a generation completely devoted to serving Jesus Christ.
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