St. John's Faithful Beginnings Lead Teaching Team

Becky Melton, Site-Director / Lead Kinderstart Teacher

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Kristen Shadis, Regional Director / Lead Kinderstart Teacher

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Kristen graduated from Northwestern College with a degree in Elementary Education / Early Childhood emphasis and MN Teaching License. In addition to teaching Kinderstart at St. John’s, Kristen is Regional Director of four Discovery Center locations in the Savage, Minneapolis and Eagan area. She enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, cheering at sporting events and making memories.

“The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He takes great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” – Zephaniah 3:17

Top 5 Strengths * Communication * Achiever * Responsibility * Harmony * Empathy

Kristine Bruce, Lead Discovery Teacher

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Kristine has a degree in Elementary Education from the University of MN. She has been with the Discovery Center since 2021. Kristine’s favorite part of teaching is the building of relationships with the children and families.

“Love is patient and kind…”  – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8



Becky Gangelhoff, Lead Explorer Toddler Teacher

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Becky joined the Teaching Team in 2021. She has her Associates Degree in Child Development and studied at MN State University in Moorhead MN. Her favorite part of teaching is building a foundation of her classroom being Christ-centered. She enjoys exploring, learning and growing together with the children!

“Trust in the Lord always.”  -Isaiah 26:4