Kids of the Kingdom Christian Preschool

KOK Staff

Sarah Boswell, Director and PreK Teacher

Sarah grew up in Oklahoma where she earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She was as a 3rd grade teacher for several years before her children were born. Sarah and her husband Jimmy have 3 kids, 2 boys and 1 girl. They lived a few years overseas in Ireland before moving to Oregon in 2015. This is her 4th year at KOK. One thing Sarah loves when working with kids is seeing the excitement on their faces when they make connections and when they discover they CAN do something on their own! When Sarah isn't at KOK, she spends her time at her kids' ballgames and activities, traveling, and enjoys cooking.

Wendy Roeder, Toddler/Parent Teacher

Wendy Roeder is a member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church for over 25 years and is on the Board of Kids of the Kingdom Christian Preschool since the Preschool opened in 2010. Her education earned her a BS and MBA from Arizona State University in Accounting. After 8 years in the financial arena, she focused on raising three wonderful children, two girls and one boy. They moved to 3 different states in a span of 4 years before returning to Oregon where they have lived since 1990. Wendy loves working with children and seeing the world through their eyes. Their joy and wonder are uplifting. Wendy just become a grandmother and feels blessed.

Jessica O'Donnell, 3's Teacher

Jessica is excited to be part of the KOK staff! Her first experience with KOK was as a parent, when her oldest daughter started attending preschool here. And now, their second daughter is a member of the preschool as well. Jessica thinks that the best part about working with young children is watching them figure out how to do tricky things for themselves, and to see that sense of pride and accomplishment that comes from mastering new skills. Jessica grew up in sunny Arizona, attended college at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (another sunny destination) and majored in psychology while also competing as a member of the swim team. After college, Jessica had enough with the sun and attended graduate school at the University College of London in England. Shortly after their youngest daughter was born, she and her family moved to Ireland and then eventually made Portland, Oregon their home. When school is not in session, Jessica and her family love being outside and exploring every nook and cranny of Oregon. And some days she is perfectly content curling up with a good book and cooking a great dinner for her family.