Preschool Staff


Farmington Presbyterian Preschool staff is made of professional, caring teachers that love children and take great joy in helping them learn and grow.Our teachers have college degrees in the field of early childhood education and considerable experience teaching young children. In addition, each teacher is certified in CPR and first aid.

Our teachers pursue continuing education through workshops, conferences and professional literature. You can be sure their skills, and our curriculum, are up-to-date and meet the needs of today’s young children.

2017-2018 Preschool Staff

Meet our Preschool Staff Members


Katie Riesing

I graduated from Indiana University completed my Masters of Science in Healthcare Management from the Ohio State University, before I completed graduate work for Elementary/Primary Education certification at Indiana Wesleyan University. I taught 3rd grade at The Orchard School in Indianapolis, IN before moving to Michigan and starting a family. I have two young boys: Frederick and Sawyer.

In my free time I enjoy reading, being active, spending time outdoors and with friends, and playing with my boys. I love working with this age since I can be silly, dance, sing, do crafts, and help shape a young mind to develop an appreciation for learning and being kind to others.

Preschool Staff Teacher Kim Kucharski My name is Kim Kucharski. I graduated from the University of Michigan with an Elementary Education degree. I have worked with children of all ages, but my favorite age group to teach is preschoolers. I love the Farmington Presbyterian Preschool’s program; I have been a threes teacher since 2006. Previously, I worked as the Director of Family Ministries at the First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak. I have two children: Taylor and Ben. I love to spend time with my kids and my husband, Steve. I enjoy singing, photography, hiking and yoga.
 Preschool Staff Teacher Karen Philips  Karen Phillips graduated from Atlanta Christian College. She previously taught Math and Physical Education at Pathway Christian School in East Point, Georgia. She enjoys going to sporting events and traveling with her family. Her daughter, Carlie is a proud alumni of Farmington Presbyterian Preschool.
Preschool Staff Teacher Kerri Wimmer Kerri Wimmer has her degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Endorsement.  She has three children, two of which are Farmington Presbyterian Preschool alumni!  Mrs. Wimmer loves working with the children, teachers and families of FPP.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, boating, pilates and spending time with her husband and children.
My name is Shana Butcher and I work in the 2.5 year old classroom at Farmington Presbyterian Preschool. I love this age! I have two sons that are FPP alumni and a daughter that graduated from Farmington High School. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors, reading, and working on various art projects.
Katie Riesing and Kim  Kucharski also serve as Co-Directors of the preschool.