Meet Our Staff

Pong Sayasane

Pong Sayasane

Director

Learn More...

Pong graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development. She has been working in the early childhood field since 1994. Pong has been employed at Bethlehem since September of 1996. She lives in St. Charles, Illinois, with her husband and  two daughters. Pong enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, dancing, watching movies, and skiing.
Anne Arends

Anne Arends

Teacher

Learn More...

Anne graduated from Iowa State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary & Physical Education. She has been in the early childhood field since 2002. She lives in St. Charles with her husband, and has three grown children. Anne enjoys singing, gardening, hiking, and reading.
Buffy Abraham

Buffy Abraham

Teacher

Learn More...

Buffy graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development. She has been in the early childhood field since 1995. Buffy lives in Elgin with her husband, and two sons. She enjoys time with her family,  doing crafts, the outdoors, and listening to music.
Cindy Baggio

Cindy Baggio

Teacher

Learn More...

Miss Cindy graduated from College of DuPage with a Liberal Arts degree. She has been working in the early childhood field since 1996. Miss Cindy lives in Geneva with her husband and twin children. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.
Colette Murphy

Colette Murphy

Teacher

Learn More...

Colette graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Elementary Education, and taught first grade for 9 years before having her children.  Colette lives in St. Charles with her husband, and three children. She enjoys watching her children run in college and high school.
Julie Graham

Julie Graham

Teacher

Learn More...

Miss Julie has and Elementary Education Degree from Concordia, and took her childhood courses at College of DuPage. She has been working in the early childhood field since 1991. Miss Julie lives in Carpentersville with her  husband. She enjoys reading, sewing, gardening, and playing games, especially bunco.
Korrina Carlino

Korrina Carlino

Teacher

Learn More...

Miss Korrina has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood from Elgin Community College. She has been in the early childhood field since 2003. She lives in Bartlett with her husband, and two daughters. Miss Korrina enjoys crafting, baking, reading, and spending time with family.
Magda Radzki

Magda Radzki

Teacher

Learn More...

Miss Magda graduated from the College of DuPage with an Associate’s Degree in Child Development. She has been working in the early childhood field since 1994. Miss Magda lives in St. Charles with her husband. She enjoys dancing, listening to music, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Melissa Hopkins

Melissa Hopkins

Teacher

Learn More...

Miss Melissa graduated from St. Charles High School and has a cosmetology license. She has been in the early childhood field since 2008 and earned her Child Development Associate Credential in 2010. Melissa lives in St. Charles with her husband, Jim, and three children, Cody (BPC alumni), Anna, and Jared. She enjoys boating, biking, and watching movies with her family.
Nicla Stall

Nicla Stall

Teacher

Learn More...

Nicla graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Liberal Arts Degree. Prior to joining us, Nicla was on our Preschool Ministry and has a son who was an alum of BPC. She lives in St. Charles with her husband, and two children. She enjoys reading, yoga, traveling, and volunteer work.
Tonya Taylor

Tonya Taylor

Teacher

Learn More...

Miss Tonya graduated from Dodge City Community College in Kansas with an Associate’s Degree in Child Development. She has been working in the early childhood field “for a very long time”. She lives in St. Charles with her husband, and children. Miss Tonya enjoys reading, watching TV, and cooking.
Tricia Hannah

Tricia Hannah

Teacher

Learn More...

Miss Tricia attended College of DuPage and earned her Child Development Associate Credential in 2016. She lives in West Chicago with her husband, and three children. Miss Tricia enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, painting, reading, and bike riding.
Jill Kestner

Jill Kestner

Teacher

Learn More...

Miss Jill graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Miss Jill lives in St. Charles with her husband, and two children, Logan and Finley. She enjoys reading, fitness, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Bill David

Teacher

Learn More...

Bio to come.
Mindy Collins

Mindy Collins

Kitchen Manager

Learn More...

Mindy became our Kitchen Manager in August of 2018. She attended ECC. Mindy was a member of our Preschool Ministry Team, and is a disciple of this church. She lives in St. Charles with her husband, and two daughters. She enjoys cooking, reading, crafting, building things, and being with her family.