Preschool staff

For our preschool ministry team, serving your little ones isn’t a “job”, it’s a calling! Each of us truly believe that God has created us for His purposes and that He has given us an incredible opportunity to impact the lives of children through His ministry at

Canyon Lake Community Church & Preschool.  

  • Brittany Youngquist

    preschool director

    Brittany has called CLCC her church since she was just a toddler. Although she loved participating in the ministries here at the church, she never saw herself in leadership, but God had other plans! In 2010, God led Brittany to service in the preschool ministry and she never looked back! Brittany is passionate about Jesus, children and education, so this truly is her dream job. Brittany loves camping, the beach and Disneyland, but her heart is most fulfilled when she is spending time with her husband Ricky and their daughter Aspyn. 

  • Chris spearman

    assistant preschool director

    Chris and her family have called CLCC their home church for 22 years. Prior to serving in the preschool, Chris spent years providing childcare in children’s ministry at CLCC and continued to love on her own little ones as she homeschooled her sons, Leland and Marshall until 2012. At that time, God was calling Chris back into service through the preschool ministry! Chris enjoys reading, spending time outdoors and creating memories with her husband, Roger and two adult sons. 

  • Wendy carney

    Wendy Carney and her family began attending CLCC in 2010 when she began teaching in the preschool ministry. Wendy’s roles at the preschool have shifted through the years due to the needs of her husband Keith and four kids, but she remains a wonderful asset to our team! Wendy is readily available to assist preschool administration and currently oversees Scholastic book orders, scheduling and more! Wendy finds the most joy in spending time with her family, the Carney six-pack! 

  • Peniel began serving in the preschool in 2011. She is the one with the warm smile and the best hugs who greets our families as they arrive each morning. In addition to serving as the preschool receptionist, Peniel is also our Children’s Ministry assistant, so she is a familiar face on Sundays to our families who are here throughout the week. Peniel is joyful, loving and an incredible listener. She is a prayer warrior who invests in our families as she sees them each day. Peniel enjoys serving the Lord in various ways at CLCC; she also enjoys sewing, cooking and spending time with her family. Her husband Harvey also serves at the church, along with her three daughters. We must also mention that Peniel is a proud grandmother. 

  • sabrina tolbertson

    Sabrina joined our ministry team in 2012. She currently teaches the two and three year olds in our Green Room. Sabrina is incredibly creative and she loves sharing her artistic and musical talents with the little ones in her class. Sabrina enjoys crafting, cooking, serving in her church and spending time with her husband and three sons. 

  • phylicia heinze

    Phylicia and her family have been active in the life of CLCC for many years and in 2011, Phylicia joined the preschool ministry! Phylicia teaches the two and three year olds in our Green Room. Phylicia is a very gifted teacher; the preschool students liken her to a Disney princess because of her joyful and gentle spirit and beautiful voice! Phylicia enjoys being outdoors, music and spending time with her husband and her new son, Derrick. 

  • elya davis

    Elya Davis began teaching at CLCC Preschool in 2011 after moving to the area from Orange County. Elya teaches in our Purple Room! Elya is a very seasoned preschool teacher, she is passionate about meeting children right where they are at and she does so with creativity, compassion and fun! Elya is bilingual in English and Spanish. When Elya isn’t serving the preschool, she enjoys quality time with her husband, Disneyland, shopping and cheering on her daughter Bella in swimming and sports. 

  • megan trudeau

    Megan spent many years working as an early intervention specialist, but in 2016, God led her into an opportunity to serve in the preschool. Megan teaches alongside Elya in our Purple Room. Megan is very passionate about children, which shows in her classroom. Megan is very creative, she loves inviting children to express themselves creatively through various learning environments. In addition to her passion for teaching, Megan loves animals, Disneyland and the movies. 

  • Heather claudio

    Heather joined our ministry team in 2012, she teaches our oldest students in the Blue Room. Heather is very passionate about her students and classroom. Her level of dedication is admirable; she is always creating new opportunities to engage her students. Heather is adored by both students and parents alike. Her passions include indoor cycling, gardening and cooking, but what she loves most is spending time with her family: her husband Ray, Ray Jr. and Audrey. 

  • kara oltjenbruns

    Kara became a part of our preschool ministry team in 2016. Kara teaches in the Blue Room with Heather on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Kara is very fun-loving; kids are always drawn to her bright personality! She loves creating fun story times and has especially enjoyed introducing her students into the art of drawing. Kara spends most of her free time at the baseball field cheering on her two sons! When she isn’t at the preschool or the baseball field, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her pool and doing hair. 

  • emily dick

    Emily has been a part of the CLCC family since she was just a baby, although she probably never envisioned herself on staff here! Emily joined the preschool ministry in 2017 and has been a vibrant asset to our team. Emily currently teaches in the Blue room alongside Ms. Heather on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays and brings excitement, passion and adaptability to our team. Emily has an adventurous spirit and enjoys serving in youth group, Disneyland and the beach. 

  • bev davis

    Bev has called CLCC her home church for many years. Bev was active in many ministries as she and her husband Don raised their daughter Julia Anne. In 2011, God led Bev to service in the preschool ministry. Bev’s serves as one of our afternoon teachers, she is with the children each day from nap until they are picked up for the day. Bev has a passion for early literacy and has really enjoyed helping the children to create special cards for those in our community who are walking through a season of difficulty. Bev enjoys reading, scrapbooking and traveling.