Meet Our Staff:

Lee Evans ~ Director/Lead Teacher



Rashmi Raghuwanshi ~ Afternoon Teacher



Denise DeSart-Strasser ~ Preschool Aide








    I took over the job of Director/Teacher in August of 2018.  I graduated with a BA in Elementary Education from Concordia University, St. Paul.  After running my own day care and being able to stay home with my young family, I went back to school and got my Preschool Licensure from Crown College.  I have been in the education field for over 30 years; focusing on Kindergarten and Preschool age levels.  I want each child to feel successful and reach their full potential.

     I have 3 married sons and 4 grandchildren.  My husband is a Pastor in Inver Grove Heights.  I enjoy scrapbooking, card making, photography, traveling and spending time with my family especially the grandchildren.     

 name is Rashmi Raghuwanshi.  This is my 2nd year as a teacher at Christ Lutheran Preschool.  I have 4 years of teaching experience.  I have done my Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from India.  I have done my Master's in Hindi Literature.

     I love teaching and believe that learning has to be fun and engaging.  A little about my husband is a Software Engineer.  I have a 12 year old daughter.  I enjoy dancing, cooking and spending time with my family.




  I began working at Christ Lutheran Preschool in August, 2018.  I received my BA from Augsburg in Elementary Education with a Kindergarten Endorsement.  I have over 30 year of teaching in Parochial schools.  I have taught all grades from preschool to 6th grade, spending most of those years in early education.

  I am married with a daughter and son.  I live in St. Paul with my husband and son.  My daughter lives in Tempe, AZ.  My husband is a Computer Consultant.  I enjoy reading books, taking learning vacations and knitting.