Nursery-Child Care Staff

Good Samaritan UMC is committed to providing quality child care for its members to promote involvement in church-sponsored activities. Groups intending to use child care may call the church office or email heather@good.org to indicate number and ages of children so adequate staffing will be provided. To schedule additional dates and times not indicated on the calendar, please contact Heather Miller to put in a request. Please allow a 2-week notice for a scheduled request.

All nursery workers have completed Background checks as well as completed Safe Sanctuaries Training. Parents will be given a pager when they come to the nursery and will be contacted if there are any issues or needs.

Kathy Willett – Lead Child Care Staff Worker is a member of Good Samaritan UMC. She and her husband, Andrew, live in St. Louis Park with their two children, Ellie (6 yrs.) and Kaitlyn (4 weeks). Kathy also works as a supervisor and teacher in the Stepping Stones Early Childhood program at Meadowbrook Elementary in the Hopkins School District. Kathy has a degree in Early Childhood Education as well as a degree in Early Childhood Special Education and has taught in preschool settings and in various ECFE programs for the past fourteen years. Kathy is excited to get to know you and your little ones!

Pat Olson is a member of Good Samaritan UMC and joined the Good Sam child care staff in 1995 as a Wednesday evening regular. Her family includes husband Len and two sons, Christian (26 yrs.) of Columbus, Ohio and Anders (21 yrs.), a freshman at Bentley College near Boston. Pat’s hobbies include cooking, baking, scrapbooking, and watching hockey games. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time at the cabin up north. She also works part time as a senior citizen coordinator at five recreation centers in Minneapolis. Pat loves caring for our wonderful children at Good Sam and is enjoying being in the new Early Childhood Center

Peter Heim, a member of Good Samaritan UMC holds a B.A.degree in Elementary Education and Middle school Mathematics from Gustavus Adolphus College. He currently lives in Bloomington and is busy planning a July 2010 wedding to Sarah.

Maria Alejandra Zivkovich has been a part of Good Samaritan church since she was two and has lots of experience working with children! We are excited to have her as part of our nursery team of caregivers.