Meet Our Staff!
Michelle Ternus: Director, Teacher
Miss Michelle launches her eleventh year here at Blessed Redeemer and serves a dual role as
Preschool Director and 4 year old Teacher. Miss Michelle is married to Brian and they have four
children: Katy, Karissa, Malli and Josh. Their animals include a dog, 6 cats, sheep and chickens. Miss
Michelle enjoys playing on their acreage , reading, playing board games and don't forget those Huskers!
Here are a few of Miss Michelle's favorites:
Favorite Food is popcorn
Favorite Animal are any but reptiles!
Favorite Color: red (for those Huskers)
Favorite Children’s Book is Tops & Bottoms
Favorite Movie: Disney's Tarzan
Favorite Subject: Math & Spanish
Favorite Bible Verse: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, kindness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23
Favorite thing about BRLP:
*The love the preschoolers have for learning
*The joy of the parents & families who entrust their children to us.
*The faithfulness & kindness of the awesome staff!
Kami Talcott: Teacher
Miss Kami starts her eleventh year here at Blessed Redeemer as our 4 year old Teacher. Miss Kami is married to Gregg and they have two sons: Jack and Evan. Miss Kami likes to spend her free time walking their dog Bridget, baking, and attending her kid's activities.
Here are a few of Miss Kami's favorites:
Favorite Food is thin crust pizza
Favorite Sport is basketball/tennis
Favorite Drink is coffee/tea
Favorite Color is red
Favorite Book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Favorite Movie: Hallmark Christmas Movies
Favorite Subject: preschool art projects
Favorite Bible Verse: "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God." 1 John 3:1
Favorite thing about BRLP: The children and their families and our wonderful staff!
Rachel Bult: Teacher
Miss Rachel is beginning her fourth year as our 3 year old Teacher. Miss Rachel is married to Derek,
the Lutheran High School of Sioux Falls principal. They have four children: Dannielle, Nora, Jacob and
Isabella. Miss Rachel loves to read, garden, can, play, learn and be messy!
Here are some of Miss Rachel's favorites:
Favorite Food is cheesecake Favorite Drink: Hot Tea
Favorite Animals are horses Favorite Movies: 16 Candles & Pride and Prejudice
Favorite colors are all of them Favorite Subject: Messy Science
Favorite Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things pass away, behold, new things have come.”
Favorite thing about BRLP: the children and their families
Kris Crosby: Educational Assistant
Miss Kris is beginning her tenth year here at Blessed Redeemer. Miss Kris is married to Matt and they have two children: Emily and Thomas. She enjoys gardening, cooking, spending time with family and their cat Bella.
Here are a few of Miss Kris' favorites:
Favorite Drink: strawberry Kampuchea Tea Favorite Sport: Baseball/Tennis
Favorite Food is any kind of Mexican Favorite Colors: Green & Blue
Favorite Books are the Bible and the Little House on the Prairie
Favorite Movie: Dolphin Tale & Soul Surfer
Favorite Bible Verse: "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13
Favorite thing about BRLP: Having the opportunity to meet so many great kids and their families! Plus a great staff!
Nicolle Read: Educational Assistant
Miss Nicolle is beginning her fifth year here at Blessed Redeemer. Miss Nicolle is married to Bryan and their children include: Peyton, Sutton, Liz, Alex, Madison and Conner. She enjoys watching their kid's activities and crossword puzzles.
Here are a few of Miss Nicolle's favorites:
Favorite Food is chocolate!
Favorite Drink is Diet Coke
Favorite Subject is Science
Favorite Sport is football/softball
Favorite Animal is dog (ask her about her St. Bernard).
Favorite Bible Verse: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Favorite thing about BRLP: the kids, their
families and the staff. I also love that God and the Bible are incorporated.
Tracy Johnson: Educational Assistant
Miss Tracy is beginning her seventh year here at Blessed Redeemer. Miss Tracy is married to Chris and they have three sons: Jacob, Lucas and Nicholas. She enjoys hiking, crafting, reading, golfing and fishing.
Here are a few of Miss Tracy's favorites:
Favorite Food is ice cream
Favorite Book is The Mitten by Jan Brett
Favorite Hobby is hiking
Favorite Sport is soccer/football
Favorite Drink: Rootbeer Floats
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Bible Verse: "My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth." 1 John 3:18