Our Staff

Jace Holden, Director/Administrator

I was born in Denver and graduated from Delta High School in 1986. Attended Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas 1986-1991 graduating with a Bachelors in K-12 Education. Attended Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota graduating in 2008 as a Staff Minister of Youth, Education and Outreach. I have been working as a Preschool Director since 2006. My wife, Sandy, and I have been married since 1995 and we have one son, Matthew. Soccer, woodworking and hiking are my hobbies. I was honored to be a 2016-2017 Buell Fellow in Early Childhood Leadership through the University of Colorado Denver and I continue to teach Expanding Quality for infants and toddlers (EQIT) as an infant/toddler specialist for Delta, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties.

Andrea VanFossan, Assistant Director

I was born in England, and attended school and college studying childcare in Kent, England, graduating in 1986. I met and married Kurt in 1990 in England. We now have two grown children, a son-in-law, a daughter in-law and three grandchildren. In addition to spending time with our growing family whenever possible, Kurt and I enjoy fishing and camping. I enjoy helping and teaching children learn new skills and hearing about their experiences. My greatest joy, however, is sharing God’s Word with every child in a Christian based preschool.

Amanda Edwards, Teacher

My name is Amanda Edwards, I am 38 years old and I have lived in Delta County my whole life. I am a proud mother to two children age 19 and 13. For the past 8 years I have had the privilege to work in Early Childhood Education which has always been a passion of mine. I am very thankful for the opportunity to join the Tiny Treasures family.

Sarah Weber- 1st and 2nd grade teacher

I was raised in Yampa Colorado and graduated from Soroco High School in 1986. I received my Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from Western Governor’s University. I have been teaching for 18 years. My husband, Ken, and I have been married since 1991. We have 4 grown children and 4 grandchildren. My hobbies include spending time with family, gardening, and camping. This is a dream come true to teach at Redeemer Lutheran School.

Amy Mummert- Kindergarten teacher

 I grew up in Ridgway, Colorado.  I received my teaching degree from Colorado Mesa University and my master’s degree from Western Governor’s University.  I have taught for 14 years.  I am married to my husband, Mark, and we have one daughter.  We enjoy the beautiful Colorado outdoors by hunting, fishing, gardening, and many other activities.  I am thrilled to be part of the Redeemer Lutheran School!

Paul Althaus 3rd and 4th grade teacher

I attended St Johns College in Kansas and then Concordia Teachers College where I graduated with a Bachelors in Education In 1972. I then preceded to teach and coach at St Johns College before moving to Montrose, CO. I taught 5th grade for 26 years at Olathe Elementary and have coached for over 30 years in Montrose County. I married my wife Sharon in 1977 and we have 2 children, Alissa and Michael. We now have 4 grandchildren. They were all raised and continue to be raised on our small farm. I enjoy spending time outside with my family.