This Little Light


The mission of This Little Light’s program is to enrich the lives of children by offering warm and

positive learning experiences based on Biblical truths.


To promote a nurturing and accepting environment that is designed so each child becomes aware that he/she is unique, important, and created by God.


  • To provide a ministry within our community by inviting children and their families to the programs offered by Rochester Christian Church.
  • To help children develop positive feelings about themselves and their own abilities.
  • To help children understand their own strengths and limitations.
  • To help children cope with successes, failures, and changes.

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"Let the little children come to me,

and do not hinder them,

for the Kingdom of God belongs

to such as these.”

Mark 10:14

Pre-School Staff

Angie Beier
Pre-School Director

Angie Beier has been Director of This Little Light Preschool since the idea of conception in 2015. She moved from her hometown of Sullivan, MO where she started and ran a preschool in her home church, Sullivan Christian Church, for 10 years. Angie oversees the daily workings of the preschool and considers her spiritual gift to be working with children, their families, and guiding the teachers who work with her. She considers herself lucky to be working for God and planting seeds of faith in your children! Angie has been married to Dave for 20 years and has two children, Kristin and Callie. She loves spending time with her family, friends, and enjoys cheering on the Cardinals and vacationing at any beach once a year if possible!

Julie Hart

Julie Hart is married to Matt and has three kids, Jack, Jane and Kate. She has lived in Rochester for 9 years, but has lived in the Springfield area her whole life. She has a Bachelors in Elementary Education from Eastern Illinois University. Julie has taught 4th grade, 7th grade, and preschool and considers teaching her passion! She is thrilled to be teaching at This Little Light where she can reach more children for Jesus Christ.

Andrea Olson

Being a part of This Little Light Preschool has been a blessing for Andrea Olson. She loves teaching and exploring the world with children and considers it to be a big part of her heart. Andrea attended ISU where she studied Elementary Education and met her husband of 19 years. They have 3 children, Paige, Troy, and Colby who have brought her immeasurable joy. In her classroom, Andrea hopes to offer an environment that brings love to God and each other as well as learning and playing. Each day brings a new gift not to be taken for granted!