Kim Neubauer

Kim beings her 21st year teaching at ABC Preschool. She graduated from Concordia College Moorehead in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. She was hired on to staff in October of 1995 to start a second classroom for the preschool. Kim teaches the older classes. For most of her time at ABC Kim has also served as the director for the preschool. She is married with 4 children.




Ruth Knaack

The 2016-17 school year marks Ruth’s first year at ABC Preschool. Graduating from Concordia College – St. Paul with Elementary Education degree she has been involved in education for over 35 years. Ruth teaches the younger children at ABC. She also serves St. Johns as the director of the Board of Christian Education and has helped with the Release time program for the last two years.

Our teachers are First Aid/CPR certified.





Elayne Luiken

Elayne joined the ABC staff as a full-time helper in 2014. She had served many times as a substitute aid for the preschool after she and her husband moved to the Park Rapids area a couple of years ago.


Other staff on site:

Pastor Jim Neubauer is the Senior Pastor at St. Johns.

Pastor Tim Heinecke is the Associate Pastor at St. Johns.

Ginny Ranisate is the Office Manager and Treasurer for St. Johns and ABC Preschool.

Cindy Yliniemi is the part-time secretary.