LADC Administrative / Support Team

Janet Miller, Founder & Executive Director  

email Janet           MN Teaching License / Licensed Parent Education

Janet has been a licensed early-childhood teacher for over 35 years. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and worked on the pilot team for Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) in Minnesota. She is active in the State Legislature, advocating for early-childhood education at the state level. 

Janet and her husband have four grown daughters and enjoy spending time with family and grandchildren at their Wisconsin cabin.

Top Five: Belief  Communication  Maximizer  Strategic Woo


Lynne Maurice, Office Administrator & Director of Program Licensing

Email Lynne

Lynne has her BS degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and was a Licensed Teacher for Birth through 3rd Grade.

Lynne and her husband enjoys traveling to spend time with her grandchildren. Her hobbies include gardening, decorating and quilting.

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”  – Ecclesiastes 3:1

Top Five: Learner  Developer  Input  Strategic  Discipline


Matt Lindholm, Admissions Director

Email Matt

Matt joined the LADC Office Admin Team in the Fall of 2021. As well as being a parent in the program, Matt brings a wealth of organizational and leadership skills to our team!


Emily Sullivan, Program Director & Lead Kinderstart Teacher (St. Jude)

Email Emily

MN Teaching License

Emily has lots of excitement for life and for kids! She loves the color pink, the letter “E”, talking, shopping and yoga. A graduate of St. Benedict’s with a degree in Kindergarten/Elementary Education, Emily also has a Masters Degree in Special Education. She has been teaching with LADC since 2003.
Emily loves spending time with her family and young sons, visiting the cabin and anything in the sun!

“Why choose to fit in when you were born to stand out!”

Top Five: Communication  Empathy  Maximizer  Positivity  Woo


Paula Barber, Business Administrator

Email Paula

Paula graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a BS in Broad Area Accounting. She joined the LADC team in 2010.

Paula loves spending time with her family, reading and traveling.

“Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.”  – Kevin Kruse

Top Five: Consistency  Harmony  Responsibility  Relator  Learner


Dr. Jenna Edlund, LADC Behavior Specialist

PHD, Psychology

Dr. Edlund is a licensed psychologist practicing with Dr. Elizabeth Wagner at ELEOS Psychology clinic. She has her BS in Psychology and Spanish from the College of St. Benedict, an MA in Clinical Psychology from MN State University-Mankato and her PHD from the University of Utah.

Jenna has had extensive training in behavior analysis and cognitive behavioral therapy and experience providing parent trainings and consultation on a variety of issues that occur during the early childhood years.

Shannon Goldstein- Director of Accreditation & Lead Kinderstart Teacher (COG)

MN Teaching License

Shannon earned her B.A.S. from the University of MN/Duluth in Speech and Language Development. She has her M.A. and Licensure in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University/St. Paul. 

Shannon oversees the NAEYC Accredited application, submission and annual reports for all LADC Locations. LADC has achieved over 95% on all classroom and portfolio NAEYC ratings in the past five years.

Top Five: Achiever  Consistency  Empathy  Harmony  Significance


Lisa Swenson, Program Administrator & Director of Employee Trainings

email Lisa

Lisa has worked in Children’s Ministry and Early Childhood Education since 2000 in teacher, director and administrative roles. She has a BA in Studio Art/secondary in English Literature/Religion from Concordia College, Moorhead MN.

Lisa and her family enjoy traveling home to Montana each summer and love outdoor activities, music and theater. 

“I have been crucified in Christ. It’s not I who live, but Christ who lives in me.”  – Galatians 2:20

Top Five: Maximizer  Input  Ideation  Achiever  Intellection


Andrew Sullivan, Facilities/Business

Email Andrew

Andrew oversees partnership facilities projects that maintain and improve playgrounds and classrooms. He also works in the business office, overseeing account management.


Tammy Junker, Program Director & Lead Kinderstart Teacher (Community of Grace)

Email Tammy      MN Teaching License

Tammy’s energy and passion for teaching and ministry is contagious! She is a graduate from Northwestern with a degree in Bible Studies and Early childhood Education with a Pre-Primary emphasis. She has been teaching with LADC since 2007. 

Tammy enjoys shopping, coffee, playing piano, running and spending time with her husband, three young children and friends.

“The Lord will fight for you- you need only to be still.”  -Exodus 14:14

Top Five: Harmony  Achiever  Consistency  Includer  Responsibility


Jennifer Cassidy, Director of Partnerships

Jennifer provides support to both our Partners and our Site Directors through monthly meetings, marketing and quality support and communication.

Jennifer has years of experience as a school principal and an advocate for private school education options.  Her unique background in education, faith formation and leadership make her skills a wonderful fit for strengthening our partnerships!

Top Five: Communication  Strategic  Adaptability  Woo  Belief


Beth Griffin, LADC Health Consultant

Licensed Physician Assistant

Beth has provided Health Consultant services for LADC since 2014. She has her BS in Biology and Spanish from the College of St. Benedict’s, and received her Physicians Assistance License in 2012.

Beth and her husband have two young children, and love to travel, spending time with family and friends.