Meet the Staff

Our Director

me-2 Lisa Newman is the Director of Suncreek Kids Christian Preschool. Lisa began serving in this position in March 2008. She has a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa.  Lisa brings over 20 years of experience in education which includes serving as a preschool teacher, an elementary school teacher and serving as the Preschool Director at Our Savior Lutheran Church in McKinney before coming to Suncreek Kids. Lisa, her husband, Cory, and their two sons are members of Stonebridge United Methodist Church and live in McKinney.

To contact Lisa, please e-mail her at [email protected].


Our Assistant Director

susan-1 Susan VanKirk is the Assistant Director of Suncreek Kids Christian Preschool. She has worked at the preschool since August of 2006. Susan has an economics degree from Davidson College in North Carolina and worked in Commercial real estate banking before becoming a stay-at-home mom to three boys for 14 years. Susan, her husband, Bob, and their three boys are members of Suncreek UMC and live in Allen.

To contact Susan, please email her at [email protected].


Our Office Manager

Tricia Olson is the Office Manager of Suncreek Kids.  She has a degree from Texas A&M University and is elated that her son, Davis, will be an Aggie freshman in the fall of 2018!  Whoop!  Tricia is married to Kevin and they have a younger son, Brennan, who is a sophomore at Allen High School.  They all attend Chase Oaks Church.  Tricia worked at Suncreek from 2006 until 2009.  She missed it so much, she returned in the fall of 2016.  She deeply loves Jesus, her family, her friends and her Shih-Tzu, Kirby, who is almost 8.

To contact Tricia, please email her at [email protected].


Our Teachers

Activities are planned and directed by caring adults who are chosen for their skills with children and commitment to Christian education. Suncreek Kids Christian Preschool currently employs 30 staff members.