About Us


At Holy Trinity Preschool, we provide a faith-centered, enriched environment that strives to take children as they come and challenge children’s developmental growth. We nurture their progress through child-centered experiences and quality opportunities that make play their work. We empower parents to become asset builders and life-long advocates for their children. We encourage professionalism and personal growth of our staff to accomplish our goals and make every day count.

Holy Trinity Preschool is accredited by NAEYC’s National Academy of Early Childhood programs and licenced by the Colorado Dept. of Human Services.

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Our Team

Christine Andersen


Cathy Starkey

Cathy is thrilled to be in her eighth year at Holy Trinity Preschool.  Cathy’s education includes a degree in Child Development and Family Relationships from CSU, and an ECE license through the State of Colorado. She has taught in early childhood special education and infant programs, preschool and kindergarten.  In her classroom she nurtures community and cooperative learning, empowering children to see that they can foster their own success as well as the success of their peers.  She has a true knack for assessing and knowing a child’s capabilities, developing and nurturing one-on-one relationships and facilitating learning opportunities that encourage them to take risks and challenge one another. She recently bought a house with her boyfriend, John and has been enjoying fixing it up.  Her hobbies include camping in their R.V. and hiking and riding bikes. 

    Shelly Gray

    Shelly has been teaching at Holy Trinity Preschool for eight years.  She graduated from Metro State University in 1994 with a BS and teaching license in Early Childhood Education.  While she was in college, she directed a Before and After school program at Columbine Hills Elementary School and taught preschool at the Goodson Recreation Center.  She continued teaching in private and public schools settings throughout her career.  She has continued her education with certificates in infant and toddler development, Pyramid Plus and various phonics programs.  Shelly’s patience and thorough planning for each child is an extraordinary gift.  

      Judy Dreiling

      I find it such a privilege serve at Holy Trinity.  I have a Bachelor's in Nutrition from CSU and an Early Childhood Education certificate.  I have been teaching for a total of 8 years.  I find the three year old classroom to be a great fit for me.  The kids are eager to learn, but also ready to tell you everything they know.  It keeps you on your toes and also can provide comic relief.  I am honored to be part of such a great team that all have such passion for kids.  I also have a wonderful husband and 3 boys at home.

        Rachel Gaspar

        Thank you for the opportunity to teach your children! It is such a privilege to be a part of these little one's growth. I began teaching in IL in 2nd grade, then 1st, then Kindergarten. After having my first boy, I began substitute teaching at a small church preschool and found such joy and excitement working with 3-5 year olds! When our family moved to CO in 2014, I taught 4 year olds at Primrose. In 2015, I found Holy Trinity Preschool and instantly knew I would love working in this smaller atmosphere. My older son, Paulie, attends Moody Elementary, while my younger son, Jimmy is in the Bumblebee classroom here at HTP.  I've been married to my sweet husband, Paul, for 15 years. Our family loves hiking here in CO and mostly just that we don't freeze our noses off for 6 months of the year (like we did in IL).

          Wendy Boyd

          Wendy Boyd is a native of Colorado and has been married to her husband Kenny for 22 years.  They have two boys, Nicolas who is 20 and Connor who is 17.  She has been teaching at Holy Trinity for 6 years and received her Early Childhood Education and certification while working at Holy Trinity Preschool.  She loves working with children of all ages, and finds it rewarding to see each child's developmental process.  She is also a Bible class teacher at her church, Westside Church of Christ in Golden, CO. Wendy and her husband enjoy being counselors along with 22 other counselors and 128 kids ranging from 9-18 years at a week long Christian summer camp in Woodland Park, CO. They love spending time riding bikes and enjoy Colorado's beauty along with their black labrador named Jubie.  Two of their favorite places to visit are Playa Del Carmen, and St. Lucia.

            Suzanne Frisch

            Suzanne Frisch is originally from Columbia, South Carolina. She got her BA from Winthrop University and her MA from the University of South Carolina. Both her degrees are in Theater. Since she became a teaching assistant in Ms. Cathy’s classroom in 2017, she has benefited from many interesting classes focused on Early Childhood Education and Social and Emotional Development, including Pyramid Plus Training. She has been a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church since 2013 and is honored to be a part of this ministry.

              Haley Milhollan

              Haley was born and raised in Littleton, CO and knew her entire life that she wanted to work with children.  She graduated from Metropolitan State University in 2016 and has been a teacher at Holy Trinity for almost two years.  She started in the the three-year old room, and is going on her second year in the 18 month room.  Haley loves to watch children accomplish something for the first time and how much joy that brings them.  During her free time, she enjoys doing anything outdoors.  Haley has played soccer her entire life, and loves to go hiking, skiing and anything that gets her adrenaline going!  Haley is currently engaged and loves bonding with the children here at Holy Trinity.

                Melissa Pankau

                Melissa has been teaching early childhood education for over 20 years and at Holy Trinity for a year and a half.  She has a BS in Science with a Criminology degree and a certification in Early Childhood Education.  She has a passion for teaching 3 year old's and loves to watch the "lightbulb" moment for them when they master learning something new.  Her passion for children goes beyond the classroom as she has advocated for over 10 years for children as a CASA representative, Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children in Arapahoe County and was also a former foster parent.   She has been married to her husband Roger for 37 years and has three grown children, Philip, Matthew, and Katie.  Her hobbies include doing things as a family; dinners, movies, and travel including hiking in the mountains.  Melissa enjoys getting to know the families of the children she teaches and cares for as well as the families here at Holy Trinity Preschool. 

                  Marcia Whitney

                  Marcia lives in Parker, CO and has four children, 3 girls and 1 boy.  She also has four grandchildren, 2 girls and 2 boys. She started in Early Childhood 17 years ago assisting in a Pre-K classroom.  Through her professional career she decided to return to school and obtain her Directors Certification.  She served as an Assistant Director for three years before taking over the Directors role in a private christian preschool.  Currently, she decided to take a step out of the administration role and return to the classroom.  This is her second year with Holy Trinity Preschool and loves the safe, loving, wonderful, and compassionate environment it is for all children, parents and staff.

                    Stephanie Marie Greco

                    Stephanie is a Colorado Native, Littleton resident and graduate of Englewood High School. She received continuing education credits in the Arapahoe and Denver Community College with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education programs. Stephanie has over 18 years of career experience dedicated to preschool classroom teaching, youth summer program leadership and special events coordination.   Though this is her first year at Holy Trinity , Stephanie applies her outgoing, devoted personality towards developing and implementing curriculum and activities for the classroom, and fostering positive relationships, with children and their families. Outside of school, Stephanie us an avid alpine skier enjoying Breckenridge and Loveland ski areas in winter, and a high-level competitive tennis player in summer reaching U.S. tennis association national level competitions in Boise, Denver, Laramie, Las Vegas, Palm Desert, and Salt Lake City.  She took her first steps as a child on the beaches of southern California during family vacations which began a love of travel, including favorite trips to Barbados, Mexico, Palm Springs.

                      Kelsey Petri

                      Kelsey is honored to teach three-year-olds here at Holy Trinity Lutheran Preschool.  She is a recent graduate with a Masters in Early Childhood Education, and an endorsement in Special Education, from National Louis University in Chicago.  While she was in grad school, she taught Pre-K and student taught first grade. She has worked with children for the past five years, in a variety of settings, and truly fell in love with early childhood.  Children between 3 and 5 are incredibly are inquisitive and ready to learn, and she loves learning from them everyday. Kelsey recently moved back to CO to be closer to her family and feels lucky to found Holy Trinity.  She finds it amazing to work amongst such passionate teachers and looks forward to growing and learning from everyone at Holy Trinity.

                        Tanya Riley

                        Tanya is delighted to spend time teaching your children each day.  After 14 years as a stay-at-home mom, transitioning back to teaching was a natural step.  She has a Bachelors in French from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. and an Masters in Counseling (within the Department of Education) from the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.  Previous to teaching at Holy Trinity, she taught emotional intelligence at the elementary level at the Nysmith School for the Gifted.  In her free time she loves to travel, including RVing with her husband and three children.