Our Staff

Toddler Teachers


I joined FLCP as a substitute teacher in November 2021. After working as an accountant for several years and raising my own children, I decided that substituting at FLCP would be a great opportunity to do something that I love- caring for young children. I enjoy walking, reading, cooking, live music and cheering for my favorite New England sports teams.


I have worked as a floating teacher since 2014. I cover in the classrooms as needed. 


I joined FLCP in August 2023. 

Preschool Teachers


I joined FLCP in August 2023! In May of 2023, I graduated from University of Maine at Orono with a bachelors in Psychology. Throughout college I worked as a student aid in five different childcare programs. I then continued working full time in the same programs as a substitute after graduating. My experience involved caring for infants as young as 6 weeks to pre-k children as old as 5 years. My interests outside of work include dance and listening to a lot of music. I’m excited to join FLCP as a preschool teacher! 


I joined FLCP in August, 2021 and it marked my 27th year as a teacher, 20 in early childhood. I hold a bachelors degree in Health & Physical Education and a Masters degree in Teaching & Curriculum in Early Childhood.  Within my teaching career I have taught infants through college students, but my first love is teaching pre-kindergarten.  Outside teaching I enjoy hiking, fishing, gardening, working out in my home gym, reading, and cooking.


The First Lutheran Children’s Programs is recognized in the childcare profession for dedication to children, staff, and programming. I am an active, committed staff member caring for FLCP’s children.  I continue to provide excellent library services here and have previously worked in public and special libraries and other childcare settings.

School Age Care


I have been working at First Lutheran Children’s Programs since 2017 in School Age Care, Summer Day Camp, and Preschool. Prior to working at First Lutheran, I attended both SAC and Day Camp as a child for many years! Currently, I’m a School Age Care teacher, sub for Preschool, and the Summer Day Camp Coordinator for First Lutheran Day Camp. In May of 2023, I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I’m currently taking classes locally to receive my master’s degree in Education. My long-term goal is to become an elementary school teacher. Outside of being at First Lutheran, I enjoy going to concerts, scrapbooking my travels and adventures, visiting my camp, attending group workout classes, and taking walks with my dog, Macy.


I have been working with the FLCP since October 2023 and everyday has been an extremely rewarding experience! My Bachelors is in Animation and Game Design but I have a lot of experience in child care through substitute teaching and babysitting! I work as a studio technician at the Maine College of Art and Design in the morning and the FLCP in the afternoon so I am able to work in both of my fields of interest. My long term goal is to one day teach others how to create computer art and video games!


My name is Sarah and I’ve been working here at First Lutheran Children’s Program off and on since I was first able to work. I started out by working Sundays to set up the Assembly Hall for SAC and moved on to being a CIT and then a counselor for Day Camp. I’ve been a floater, a substitute teacher in every preschool classroom, and now I’m a SAC teacher since Aug 2021. I have a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Art. I love all things arts and crafts, and have been having lots of fun finding cool projects to do with the children and decorating the Assembly Hall to make it a cozier and more fun place to be.



Business Manager

I joined First Lutheran Children’s Programs in 1999 after fifteen years in the business world. My job at First Lutheran is to keep the “business” part of the program running smoothly so that our directors and our teachers can focus on the children. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Business Administration. I am the person behind the scenes and the voice on the phone.



In the April, 2022, I became the Director of First Lutheran Children’s Programs.  I joined First Lutheran in the Fall of 2006. I have been a Toddler teacher since September of 2007.  In June of 2018, I became the Assistant Director. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. My favorite thing about working with young children is the hugs. There is nothing better than getting hugs from a little child.


Sherryl Eastman, Director
Beth Rovnak, Business Manager
P: 207-797-2260
e: flcpinfo@firstlutheranportland.org