Meet the Staff of Jefferson Community Preschool


DONCELLA SHELINE is the teacher for the MWF classes. This is her 10th year teaching at Jefferson Community Preschool. Doncella and her husband, Jeff, have been married for 38 years and live in Goshen. They have 3 adult children: Andrea, married to Ben, living in Goshen; Jessica, married to Steve, and living in Whitmore Lake, MI with two wonderful little daughters, Juliette and Emmalin; and Bryan, married to Brooke living in Goshen. Doncella enjoys her granddaughters as often as she can. She enjoys rubber stamping, crafts and spending time with family and friends. She is very excited about a new school year and getting to know the new students and their families.
SUSAN CARPENTER is the assistant for the MWF classes. This is her 6th year at the Preschool. She comefrom nearly 19 years as a Teacher/Aide at Walnut Hill Early Childhood Center in Goshen. She has been married to her husband Ron for 10 years. Susan has a BS in Elementary Education with a Kindergarten endorsement from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. She is a lifetime member of Jefferson Community Church where she is actively involved in the PowerPoint Ministry and Childcare. She enjoys homemaking, needlepoint, reading, Notre Dame Football and College Basketball. Susan is glad to be able to share Jesus through this ministry.

STEPHANIE CRIPE is the assistant teacher for the T/TH class. This is her 3rd year at JCPS. She is an active member of Jefferson Community Church. She assists in the nursery and is actively involved in the God’s Trekkers Program for children on Wednesday nights. She is married to Tom. They have 3 children, Donavin (14), Aubre (11) and Leah (9). She enjoys spending time outdoors camping, fishing and hunting. She loves to journal and spend time growing in God’s word. She is looking forward to what the Lord has for her in the years to come.

Joellen 14

JOELLEN ALLISON is a standby substitute and this will be her 5th year with JCPS. Joellen is excited to be subbing for all of the classes of JCPS! She also works at LYNC ministry in the before and after school programs. She has been married to Dave for 48 years. They enjoy motorcycling, traveling and enjoying all God’s creation. She especially likes gardening. Joellen has helped in children’s ministry at Jefferson Community Church teaching Sunday school, helping with Christmas programs and God’s Trekkers scripture study program for kids on Wednesday nights. She also assists with infants and toddlers in the nursery. The preschool is an important ministry and she is looking forward to serving.


NANCY COBB is beginning her 8th year as a standby substitute. Her compassionate heart has made her a lifetime caregiver to the elderly and disabled. She and her husband, Charlie, have been married for 25 years! For the past several years she has been led to teach in JCC’s Sunday School (which uses rotating workshops) and Trekkers (the Wednesday evening children’s program for Bible memory and study.) Nancy also served as a teacher for Jefferson Community Vacation Bible School. She has a natural gift to connect with young people and has been growing in her Early Childhood Education through the experiences at JCPS.

BETH RHUDE is a standby substitute and this will be her 10th year helping with our preschool. She has been married for 39 years, has 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren who all live out of the Goshen area. She has been an active member of Jefferson Community Church for over 30 years. Over the years she has helped in the nursery, taught children’s classes & youth, and helps with our children’s Christmas program. Her current ministry at JCC involves serving as deaconess, teaching & helping with the youth program, serving on worship team, Children’s Leadership Team and in our preschool. She loves to spend time with her grandchildren when she can, camping, read, and play any type of sport or game. She is so excited to see where God will use her in the year ahead!