St. PaulPreschool is still accepting registrations for the 2-day class, 3-day class, and 5-day class. Anyone who is interested in learning more about our program may want to attend our our Preschool Open House on Saturday, Aug 13 (Day of RL Street Fair) from 10:00am-1:00pm

Lunch Bunch




Preschool Information

St. Paul’s offers a quality preschool program at an affordable price.  A 2-day class is available for 3-4 year old children, and a 3-day class is available for children who are 4-5 years of age.  A 5-day option is also available for students who are eligible for the 3 day class.  Classes provide structured academic lessons, learning centers, thematic units, group activities, free play, hands-on activities, holiday celebrations, chapel time, and an end-of-year program.  The children also enjoy monthly field trips during the school year in which the teachers mix learning and fun.  The school year runs from September through May.  The children are issued report cards twice a year.  We are currently accepting student registrations. If you are interested in registering your child or you would like more information about St. Paul’s Preschool program, please contact the church office by calling (717)244-2355





The 2-day class is limited to 16 students and the 3-day class is limited to 18 students.  In order to register for the 2-day class, the student must be eligible for kindergarten in 2 years.  In order to register for the 3-day class, the student must be eligible for kindergarten the following school year.  In the Red Lion Area School District the students must be 5 by August 31 to be eligible for kindergarten.

Pre-school Staff



Church Pastor: Pastor Chris Nauta

Church Administrative Assistant: Mr. Bob Strickler

Preschool Committee Chairperson: Mrs. Ronda Vasellas 

3-Day Class Teacher/Director: Mrs. Patience Martin

Patience Martin has been a preschool teacher at St. Paul’s UM church for over 20 years. She has her teaching degree from Messiah College. She is also employed by Unique Physique Fitness Center where she teaches fitness classes and is a personal trainer. Education. In addition to teaching, Patience is active in her church as a junior high youth advisor and Sunday school teacher. In her free time, she enjoys reading and values family time with her husband, teenage son and extended family.

2-Day Class Teacher and 3-Day Class Assistant: Mrs. Carissa Eveler

Carissa has been a teaching assistant for our 2-day and 3-day classes at St. Paul’s for the past 4 years. Additionally, she has helped to plan, coordinate and operate our Lunch Bunch program. Carissa loves working with children and has found it very rewarding to watch them learn, play, and grow. She is looking forward to the challenge of teaching; and, to the joy of helping build a foundation for your child’s future educational journey.

Classroom Assistant: Melissa Joines 

Melissa Joines has been a teacher’s assistant for the past 12 school years at St. Paul’s. She is a Sunday teacher at her church and also helps in the nursery and sings with the Praise Team. Missy has her Cosmetology license and is currently self employed in the beauty industry. She enjoys camping with her husband and 2 children. Missy is very active with her local fire company along with her family. In her free time, you will often find her reading and spending time in her garden. 

2-Day Classroom Assistant: Mrs. Tanya Kurzmiller

Tanya will be our replacing Mrs. Carissa as the 2-Day class assistant. . She is looking forward to the opportunity to work with the children. Tanya lives near Winterstown with her husband and two teenage children. She loves spending time and taking care of her busy family. In her free time, she likes to garden and watch veterinarian shows!