Our Pre-School Staff

Shepherd of Peace Preschool Powell Ohio staff teacher

Mindy Zimdars
School Director and Teacher

Education:  BS in Elementary Education from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater (1989)

Work Experience:
Substitute teaching and child care
SOP Christian Academy:
Director:  2006- Present
Teacher - 4 and 5 year olds:  2005- Present
Teacher - 3 year olds:  2009- Present

Mindy resides in Galena with her husband John and their children Stephanie, Brian, Nathan, and Elizabeth.


Kristi Coffin

Education:  BS in Elementary Education from Martin Luther College - New Ulm, MN (2005)

Work Experience:
Teaching Assistant Pre - K at Good Shepherd Lutheran School - Midland, MI (Aug 2005 - Jan 2006)
SOP Christian Academy:
Preschool Lead Teacher Feb 2006 - 2007
Kindergarten Teacher 2008- Present

Kristi lives in Columbus with her husband Tris and their infant son Carter. 

Andy Vanselow
Assistant Teacher

Education:  BA in Music Theory & Composition from Wisconsin Lutheran College - Milwaukee, WI (2000)

Work Experience:
SOP Christian Academy Preschool Assistant Teacher Apr 2011 - Present

Andy first ventured into the classroom when he started assisting at SOP Christian Academy in 2011.  He enjoys providing guitar accompaniment when the students sing and is also the Chairman of the Education Committee at SOP Lutheran Church.
Karen McCoy
Assistant Preschool Teacher

Education:  BS in Education from Ohio State University - Columbus, OH (1993)

Work Experience:
Preschool teacher at Beautiful Savior Lutheran School - Grove City, OH (1994-1995)
SOP Christian Academy Preschool Assistant Teacher 2009 - Present

Karen lives in Upper Arlington with her husband Steve and children Jacob, Thomas, and Caleb.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— ~ Ephesians 2:8 (NIV)