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Sundays at 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM

Mondays at 6:15PM

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Early Learning Center Staff

MICHELLE SILKE – Early Learning Center Director

Michelle is married and has four children and three grandchildren! She has been the Early Learning Center Director since June 2013. She has worked in the childcare field for 17 years and has a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Michelle also oversees the volunteers in our nursery, preschool, and special needs environments during church services at Curtis Lake.
She loves working with the children and their families to form a partnership in learning!

 – Lead Toddler Teacher 

Karyn is a mother of four, with three stepchildren as well! She has an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, as well as numerous trainings in the childcare field. When she is not working, she enjoys working out at the gym!

 – ‘My Place’ Classroom Teacher 

Marie Briggs has an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and has been in the field for over 15 years. She and her husband have five children and two dogs. Her passion is in working with young children and creating learning environments where children of all abilities can learn and grow together.

“I love the important work of the young child and being able to partner with families to help children attain their goals. I am so thankful for the opportunity to work with the children and families in this community.”

Before & After School Teacher

Joe is a hard-working young man. He works with school-aged students enrolled in our Before and After School Care Program. He is also a youth leader in the Curtis Lake Youth Ministry and the Young Life organization. Joe ran track and cross country for six years and loves to yo-yo. Ask him to show you a yo-yo trick… he’s incredible!

CASSEY MORSE – Toddler Teacher

Cassey has a passion for kids and loves teaching. She has volunteered in Kids Church at her home church for years and loves every moment of it. She is working toward earning her degree in Early Childhood Education and Development.


Lead Preschool Teacher

Melitta is originally from the Midwest. She has three children and has been a preschool teacher at the ELC since April 2015.

“Most importantly, I love Jesus!”

Lead Infant Teacher

Amanda has been working at the Curtis Lake Early Learning Center since February 2013. She is currently working on getting her Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys volunteering in Kidz Church, reading and spending time with her husband, Zach.

Before & After School Director

Zach is the director of our Before and After School programs. He also serves at the church as the Elementary Ministries intern. He is a student at the Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development, where he is studying Church Ministries and aspiring to be a Children’s Pastor.

Zach grew up here in Southern Maine and lives in Springvale with his wife, Amanda.