Faith Lutheran Lead Teaching Team

Lily Strain, Regional Director / Lead Kinderstart Teacher

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Lily has her BS in Education from Augsburg University, with her MS in K-12 Education Administration. A MS in Business Administration is in progress from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. In addition to teaching at Faith’s Discovery Center, Lily is Regional Director for four additional locations in the Forest Lake, Wyoming and Stillwater. Lily and her husband live in the Stillwater area, where they enjoy activities with their three sons.

“He has shown you, Oh mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8

Top Five Strengths:      * Restorative * Developer * Harmony * Includer * Empathy


Deb Robinson, Lead Infant Teacher

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Deb joined the teaching team in the Fall of 2020. She has a degree in Business & Health from Concordia College/Moorhead MN.  She enjoys running and fitness activities, watching sports and camping with her family.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.”  – Proverbs 3:5-6



Ann Myhre, Lead Older Explorer Teacher

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Ann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Winona State University.  Her experiences include 3 years teaching grades K-9 and 26 years in a home childcare setting. Ann joined the team in 2023. What she loves most about teaching is watching the children learn and having fun while doing so!

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”   Philippians 4:13



Morgan Lindholm, Site-Director/Lead Kinderstart Teacher

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Morgan Lindholm is the Site-Director of this robust site that houses an infant program, two toddler classrooms along with the PreK program.  Morgan graduated with a B.A in Elementary Education from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter and has her MN Teaching License for grades K-6/Mathematics grades 6-8. Morgan joined the LADC team in 2021 as a Site Director in White Bear Lake.



April Tacheny, Lead Discovery Teacher

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April joined the team at Faith Lutheran in 2023. She attended Pine Technical College and earner her A.A.S. in Early Childhood Development. April brings years of teaching experience in early childhood from parent education to preschool teaching. Her favorite part of teaching is seeing the look on a child’s face in the “aha” moment! 

“If we are surrounded in beauty, then maybe we will become what we see.”   Jewell


Cheri Gilbertson, Lead Young Explorer Teacher

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Cheri joined the team at Faith Lutheran Discovery Center in 2023. She attended Century College to study Education. Before coming to LADC, Cheri worked in Childcare and taught Sunday School.  Her favorite part of teaching is seeing how much the students learn and grow while in her class! She loves seeing each child’s individual personality shine. 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11