Senior Leadership Team

Melinda Neuenfeldt | Childcare Director

Melinda Neuenfeldt | Childcare Director

I love seeing the “light bulb” moments in children and helping them learn, grow, and accomplish their developmental milestones. I am humbled by the great honor it is to be a part of the most important ages of their development. I joined the Trinity family in the summer of 2019. I graduated from Concordia University Saint Paul, MN with a teaching degree in Health and Physical Education. I have a strong Spanish background and love integrating other languages into my classroom. I have been a teacher for the last decade at an early childhood program, serving as the Kindergarten readiness teacher. I taught Spanish in several early childhood programs in the Twin Cities area, exposing children to Spanish and integrating components of sign language. I have been married to the love of my life, Scott, for 11 years. We have two beautiful boys, Levi and Felix. As a family, we love daily dance parties! I absolutely love fishing and catching a muskie is on my bucket list. Fun fact: I love to travel and have been to the following places – many destinations were for missionary work – South Korea, Japan, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and 27/50 states. My favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11 “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.”

Childcare

Alyssa Techlin | Infant & Wiggle Caregiver

Alyssa Techlin | Infant & Wiggle Caregiver

Hi, my name is Alyssa and I am a freshman at Concordia University Wisconsin. I am currently studying Justice and Public Policy with a minor in Public Relations. I come from Brookfield WI where I grew up in a family of 6! My mom, my dad, and my 3 other sisters! We have a dog, a cat, and 2 little kittens. I love to be a part of anything music related when I can. I love to spend my time outside doing various activities like hiking or swimming. I love working with children and have done so through babysitting and nannying. I love seeing the lightbulb moments in a child's eyes when they understand and learn a new concept for the first time. I am very excited to work here at Trinity Childcare and I cannot wait to meet you all. Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 46:5 : “God is within her, she will not fall.”

Andria Ostovich | Infant, Toddler 1 & ESC Caregiver

Andria Ostovich | Infant, Toddler 1 & ESC Caregiver

Hi! My name is Andria. I am an education major at CUW and I love working with children of all ages! I think that seeing children learn, practice, and master a new or existing skill is one of the most rewarding things about the education world! I joined the Trinity Childcare Team in August of 2021. Before working at Trinity, I have worked at many other daycare facilities, nannied for families, taught English in China, and being an education major most of my college career involves being with children. I come from a family of 5, although I have nearly 30 cousins who are more like siblings! I love camping, hiking, and anything that involves being outdoors. And I recently got engaged to my high school sweetheart! Some of my favorite Bible verses are Matthew 18:3-4 which says, “And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” I love these verses because the faith of a child is truly something remarkable. Although I believe that I am here to teach children about what it means to have faith, I know I also have so much to learn from them!

Claudia Utz | Infant & Toddler 1 Caregiver

Claudia Utz | Infant & Toddler 1 Caregiver

Hi I’m Claudia! Hanging out with your kids is the best part of my day! It is a privilege to be a part of their life and watch them grow as children of God. I am pursuing a degree in early and elementary education at Concordia University Wisconsin where I am also a member of the softball team. I am from Illinois which is where I used to work after school care and nanny. My babysitting days started early with watching my younger brothers and sisters and I think that is why I enjoy spending time with young children. I am overjoyed at the opportunity to be a caregiver here at Trinity for the chance to see your children grow into the beautiful little human beings God has called them to be. “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Psalm 127:3

Emma Johnson | Toddler 1 Caregiver

Emma Johnson | Toddler 1 Caregiver

Hi, my name is Emma! I’m a freshman at Concordia University Wisconsin, and I’m studying Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I joined the Trinity Childcare Team in February 2022, and I will be working in the Toddler 1 Room! I love caring for children because they’re all unique in their own way, and I love seeing them light up when they learn something new. I have babysat since I was in 8th grade for many different families. I also have gone on 3 mission trips where I worked with a wide range of ages, volunteered in my church nursery, and worked in childcare at a fitness center. I am the oldest of 3 girls, my two younger sisters are Ellie (17) and Eden (13). I have always been a nurturer to my sisters. In my free time, I love to be active and spend time with my family and friends!! A fun fact about me is that I have a dog named Honey Bear! My favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11, “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 a hope and a future.” I am excited to be here and cannot wait to meet everyone!

Gabbi Gaziano | Toddler 1 Caregiver

Gabbi Gaziano | Toddler 1 Caregiver

Hello! My name is Gabbi Gaziano! I love working and simply spending quality time with kids. Being able to see them grow physically, mentally, and spiritually is such a blessing. The first few years of a child’s life plays a vital role in their intellectual development. Seeing kids grow towards Jesus and finding His light is a beautiful aspect of life. I like to bring my positive energy into childcare, so the children can find trust in me. I want to help model positivity and kindness to help guide them on their walk with Christ. I am so excited to join the Trinity team and use this opportunity to see your child evolve into their own being! I look forward to building relationships with you and of course your child! Currently, I am working towards my undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders at Concordia University Wisconsin. Once I complete my undergraduate work, I plan to attend graduate school to work towards my masters in speech and language pathology. As a speech language pathologist, I want to work with children ranging from birth to even high school age. My work at Trinity Childcare will allow me to use my growing knowledge in language development and maybe even put my skills to work! Outside of my vocational work, I find joy in sports, outdoors and quality time with family. I currently play on Concordia’s softball team. I also am a part of Concordia’s Best Buddies program, which is a club that connects students with and without intellectual disabilities. I find that my enthusiasm has helped me in softball and Best Buddies, and I am so excited to bring that to childcare as well!

Jessica Heckert | Infant Caregiver

Jessica Heckert | Infant Caregiver

Hi, my name is Jessica Heckert! I love caring for all ages of children but my favorite age is the infants. I love snuggling them and helping them to develop and learn new things. It is so amazing to me to see them grow and change into their individual personalities! Seeing the joy and pure happiness they have when they are  playing are times I cherish being a part of their world. I joined the Trinity Childcare team 06/2022. I have 7 years working with infants in a childcare setting. My husband and I have been married for ten years this June. We are officially a family of three! We were given the tremendous blessing of adopting our five-year-old son this past April!!! We have a camper in the WI Dells area and go camping as much as we can. We also love traveling but my two favorite places we have been so far are Sanibel Island Florida, and Sedona Arizona. I love photography and it is a hobby of mine. I love all animals but right now, elephants are my favorite! One of my favorite Bible verses is Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called, according to his purpose.” I am very excited at the opportunity to serve here at Trinity Childcare, caring for the babies in the infant classroom.

Kanoni Hegwood | Toddler 1 Caregiver

Kanoni Hegwood | Toddler 1 Caregiver

My name is Kanoni Hegwood. I love watching children grow, especially in their communication skills. I really enjoy seeing how much they improve in their verbal skills. I joined the Trinity team in August 2020 and developed my love of children through babysitting. I am a freshman at the University of Kentucky with a current major of Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles, and a minor in Business. I enjoy working out, listening to music, and painting. A fun fact about myself is that I am a twin! My favorite Bible verse is John 1:5 “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Katy Mollwitz | Infant Caregiver

Katy Mollwitz | Infant Caregiver

Hi I’m Katy! Children are so creative and brave. It brings me joy to hear little children laugh and see them smile. They are so full of hope and love. It is a gift to be able to work with the childrn God has placed in my life. I joined the Trinity Childcare team in June 2021. I have been babysitting and caring for children as long as I can remember. In addition to babysitting for some amazing families, I was private nanny for 5 years, volunteered at Vacation Bible School, led Sunday School, and watched children during adult Bible studies. I was raised by two loving parents, and I have been a member at Trinity since 2006. I attended Trinity School K5 through 8th grade. I love to crochet and gift friends and family with my creations. A fact I love to share about myself is that my parents adopted me! My favorite Bible verse is John 15:16 “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.”

Keona Hegwood | Infant & Toddler 1 Caregiver

Keona Hegwood | Infant & Toddler 1 Caregiver

I’m Keona. I love seeing children play, learn, and meet different developmental milestones. I enjoy listening to them form new sentences with words that I helped teach them. I cherish experiencing their smiles when they see me walk into the classroom and observing their care free spirits. I joined the Trinity team in September 2020. Before joining the Trinity team, I volunteered at another daycare in the Mequon area and cared for my little sister on occasion. I’m currently learning about the development stages of children in my AP psychology class. I graduate for Pius XI high school on May 29th and will be attending college fall of 2021 (school undecided). I love to run track and can’t wait to make it to state this year with my team. I love listening to music because it puts me in a peaceful mindset and I like trying new foods that I’ve never tried before. One of the things on my bucket list is to travel to all the countries with no snow. My favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 18:10, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run into it and are safe.”

Lisa Konczal | Wiggles Lead Caregiver

Lisa Konczal | Wiggles Lead Caregiver

Hi, I’m Lisa. I love watching children grow and seeing them learn something new that I didn’t know that they could do. I have been working in the childcare field since 1996, working with infants up to 5 years, and have an associate’s degree in Child Growth and Development. I’ve been a member of the Trinity team since August 2021. My husband and I have been together since 2001 and we have two children. I enjoy spending time with my family and creating new decorations with things from the Dollar Tree. I also like to sing for fun and have sang in choirs throughout the years.

Mary Jo Pergande | Wiggle Caregiver

Mary Jo Pergande | Wiggle Caregiver

Hi! My name is Mary Jo. I love working with kiddos and seeing them light up when they learn something new or master a new skill. I am currently attending Concordia University Wisconsin for Elementary and Special Education with a Lutheran diploma. I feel called to work with kids and serve them with the skills that God has given me. I joined the Trinity team Summer of 2021. My favorite Bible verse is Romans 12:6-7, “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, the prophecy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach.”

Molly Alvarez | Toddler 2 Lead Caregiver

Molly Alvarez | Toddler 2 Lead Caregiver

Hi I’m Molly! I enjoy being able help children work hard through problems and teaching them. Seeing their face light up with a bright smile after we have learned something new or solved a problem brings me so much joy! I joined the Trinity childcare team in November 2021 and before that worked as a school aide for the 1-3rd grade students at Trinity’s school. My husband and I have 2 sons who attend Trinity, one in 5th grade and one in 4th grade and we just bought our first home. My hobbies are crafting and reading books. Fun fact about myself is I have lived in 5 different states in the Midwest and west coast. but Wisconsin will always be home. My favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 6:14-15. “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.”

Morgan Boehler | Floating Caregiver

Morgan Boehler | Floating Caregiver

Hi, I’m Morgan! I joined the Trinity Childcare Team in September of 2021. I love caring for children because I love to observe them while they explore new things everyday. I also love when their faces light up when they learn new things. I have been a babysitter/nanny for the past 6 years. I have experience with children ranging from ages 2 months through 10 years old. I am a junior at Concordia University Wisconsin where I am studying Early Childhood Education and Special Education. I am the oldest of four children, my three younger siblings are Dylan (18), Kaitlyn (15), and Brayden (10). In my free time I love to be outside and explore this beautiful earth that God has created. I love going camping in the summer with my boyfriend and his family. My favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Nicki Becker | Toddler 1 & 2 Caregiver

Nicki Becker | Toddler 1 & 2 Caregiver

Hello, my name is Nicki Becker! I love working with kids because they are all unique and curious in their own ways. What I enjoy most when working with children is seeing all of their emotions that they go through on a daily basis. I have a passion for seeing kids grow and learn on their own, while I give them the support that they need. I have three years of previous experience as a caregiver, and my favorite part of my experience has been to see all the smiling faces of the kids every day. We are their home away from home and building relationships with young children is such a rewarding feeling for me. I am currently finishing my fall semester as a senior at Concordia University Wisconsin. I am working towards my degree in psychology with a minor in education and I am currently on the softball team at Concordia. I have gotten the opportunity to work with many different populations and get many experiences. I have taken many courses related to the development of a child, and I also have had the opportunity to take education courses that have given me the knowledge of how to run a classroom. I look forward to using my education and putting it into practice to best support your children.

Sven Olsen | ESC Caregiver

Sven Olsen | ESC Caregiver

Hello! My name is Sven Olsen. I was born and raised in Paris, France. But I am now a resident of Wisconsin after meeting my wife through a hobby of mine- developing videos on Youtube. Even though my channel reached millions of views and thousands of followers, my future wife said she was my biggest fan. The rest is, as they say, history. I’m thankful for this bridge that God built for me that lead me to a fulfilling marriage and family life. My wife, Kim, and I have been married and living in Port Washington since 2015 and we are happy parents of two beautiful daughters, Svea and Elva. My favorite Bible verse is 1 Peter 5:6, ” Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.”

Tiffany Hegwood | Childcare Caregiver Support & Food Service

Tiffany Hegwood | Childcare Caregiver Support & Food Service

Hi, I’m Tiffany.  I love working with children because they represent hope and the future. They are the next generation and I get to be a part of shaping their manners, independence, and to make sure they know they are loved by their Savior Jesus Christ. I love being a witness to their “firsts”. I am humbled and honored for the responsibility of adding joy and caring for these dearly loved children. I have a heart for all children and a future goal of mine is to work with children with special needs, emphasizing on behavioral needs.  I joined the Trinity team in March 2020. I have served in the childcare field for over 20 years, working with children of all ages and developmental levels. I am currently a level nine with the WI State Registry and make it a point to continue my professional development. I love to spend time cheering on my five children in their various activities. I attend church at Central Church of Christ. Fun fact about me is there isn’t an episode of “Law and Order” that I don’t know. My favorite Bible verse is Luke 1: 78-79, “because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us[a] from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”