Staff Bios

Mr. Adam Reinhard

Childcare Director

Adam Reinhard was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended high school in Watertown, Wisconsin and graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota in 2003 with degrees in Elementary Education & Staff Ministry. Since graduation Mr. Reinhard has served in ministry and education at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Columbia, Tennessee. Responsibilities over the years included directing the church's high school ministries, serving as the church's worship minister, coordinating community soccer camps, and assisting with general ministries to children and families.

In 2009 Adam became the full time director of Christ Our Savior's preschool program. We are excited to have Mr. Reinhard join us as the first childcare director of Little Lambs Learning Center. His expereince teaching mulltiple ages of children and teaching children with developmental difficulties has been a special blessing to his work in our center.

Adam married his wife Janna in June of 2004, and they have 3 children, Spencer, Adelynn, & Grady.  Mr. Reinhard and his family moved to Mandan in June 2014. Adam and Janna both helped us open our childcare center from the very beginning, with Janna serving as our first preschool lead teacher and curriculem developer. While Janna has returned to elementary school teaching, we are thankful for their work and guidance.

 


 

Mrs. Amanda Ofstie

Toddler Curriculum Development & Classroom Lead

We are blessed to have Mrs. Amanda Ofstie on our staff as curriculum developer for the toddler program at Little Lambs and lead teacher in the Toddler 2 classroom. Mrs. Ofstie graduated in December 2013 from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Miss Walther moved to Mandan in June 2014 to serve as one of our first lead teachers and curriculum developers. Her enthusiasm and love for children is clear from the first moment you meet her.
Mrs. Ofstie is an avid runner and enjoys music, particularly singing. Her interest in music is an asset for the children she teaches, as the children in her room often enthusiastically sing and dance - sometimes loudly enough to be heard in the hallway!

 


 

   Mrs. Jessie Wolfe
Preschool Curriculum Development & Classroom Lead

As a teacher I believe…

  • every child is a gift from God
  • every child should hear the good news of Jesus—He is our Savior from sin and death.
  • every child has a desire to learn.
  • all children are unique in the way they learn and interact with the environment around them.
  • education must be meaningful.
  • integration of subjects and technology is important for learning.
  • in teaching to the whole child—academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

I graduated from Martin Luther College (MLC) in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in education.  I have taught at preschools and elementary schools since then.  I am married to Pastor Ryan Wolfe and we have four children. I enjoy crafting and outdoor activities with my family.