Hannah Laitinen

ECE Director, Bachelor's in Elementary Education, Martin Luther College

As a child, my mother had child care in our home. I have seen, first hand, the importance and impact of a Christ-centered, loving, and nurturing environment on children. They thrive when treated with the forgiveness and positive reinforcement of a parental model. 

I have had the opportunity to teach Kindergarten, three year old, and to raise three (soon to be four) beautiful children of my own with my husband, Pastor Dan of Holy Word. 

As a family, we enjoy adventures like exploring the Austin area parks, Sea World, swimming, and running/walking/biking around town. 

Favorite Bible Verse - I thank my God every time I remember you.  In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy  because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

- Philippians 1:3-6


Anne Alff

College Degree:  Bachelor's in Elementary and Special Education
Degree started at University of WI-Eau Claire & completed at University of TX-Austin
Early Childhood degree from Martin Luther College

My teaching career started in Lockhart, TX teaching 7th&8th grade resource followed by 5th&6th grade resource in the Houston area.  Our family returned to the Austin area where I subbed at various times, taught grades 3-5 at Holy Word for one year, followed by pre-k & kindergarten and finally just kindergarten for 17 years. 

Our family is now two of us at home, my husband Andy, a self-employed petroleum geologist and myself. We have two married children and two grandchildren. 

We attend Christ the Rock Lutheran Church in Hutto. 

There are many scripture verses I love, but my go-to verse is Psalm 46:10~Be still and know that I am God. 


Christina Wilke

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