Amy Werthman

Amy was hired as Director of Ward Preschool in the fall of 2011. She has an elementary education degree from Eastern Michigan University, with an Early Childhood endorsement.

She has served Ward children’s ministry in volunteer and paid positions, including Evening Childcare coordinator, MOPS coordinator, MOPPET worker, WOW Tuesday small group leader, VBS Superintendent, Kids Kamp director, Director of Sunday morning in WardKids Preschool+K (2 years – Kdg).

When your child attends Ward Preschool, something that you will notice is that Mrs. Werthman will stand and greet “her” preschoolers on a daily basis. Her goal is to call every child by name as they enter and exit our halls. That’s all 235+ children, wow! It’s just one of the many things that you will notice makes Ward Preschool different and leave you feeling that you are indeed part of our great family. Mrs. Werthman truly believes that every staff member in our building from pastors, teachers, assistants and custodial staff really do have the ability to make an impact on our families for years to come.

Amy and Bill have a children’s ministry at home, too: Billy (Samantha), Emma, Sam (Jenna), and Abby, who are Ward Preschool alumni. She is also loving her new role as Grammy to her two granddaughters. In her time away from Ward Preschool Amy loves to watch her children play soccer, soak up the sun outside, read and scrapbook.

Stacey Hoover

Stacey Hoover started at Ward Preschool in January 2021. She is excited about being able to interact with parents and students at the Front Desk.

She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University in 2003. She worked in several customer service & administrative roles, and she brings this interpersonal experience to the table.

Stacey & her husband Steve celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in October of 2020. They have a teenage son, Julian.  She navigated through a Cancer diagnosis/treatment in 2020, all the while making it fun with her ever-changing hair styles.

Stacey is a longtime member of NorthRidge Church in Plymouth, MI and sings on the Worship Team.

Juliann Sleek

Juliann began at Ward Preschool as a parent of two Preschoolers. She then volunteered on our Preschool Council before starting as a substitute teacher and was then hired on permanently as an assistant in our Young Fives program. Several years later she transitioned into the position as Director Assistant. Juliann believes that this roll, is what she has been called to do. Ward Preschool is near and dear to her heart, and she feels honored to connect with families and students that journey through our school.

Juliann has a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management from Eastern Michigan University. Prior to staying home full time with her children she worked in the Hotel Industry as a Sales and Catering Manager. She has been involved at Ward in many volunteer positions including Preschool Council, MOPS, VBS teacher and superintendent.

Juliann and Bryan are college sweethearts and have two teenage boys at home: Carter and Cayden. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, attending her boys’ many activities, walking and playing with her two dogs Kiki and Totoro, and dreaming of Disney vacations.

Peggie Schoenfeld

Peggie Schoenfeld started at Ward Preschool in 2017. She is excited about being able to interact with parents and students at the Front Desk.

A longtime member of Ward Church, she has been involved with Women’s Ministry, Young Marrieds, VBS, WardKids Preschool, MOPS Mentor Mom, MOPPETS caregiver, and is a deacon.

She is a graduate of Marygrove College, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Secondary Education. Forty-five years ago, Bob and Peggie met over a washing machine at Sears. They have two children, Nathan (Stacey) and Amanda (Andy), and four grandchildren; three attended Ward Preschool. Peggie enjoys playing with stamps and ink as a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator.