Cougar Care Staff

Meet the Redeemer Lutheran Cougar Care Staff!

Cougar Care Director: Joyce Toenjes

 I graduated from Concordia University, River Forest, IL  with a B.A. Elementary Education, 1989 and Northern Ilinois University, M.S. Ed. Early Childhood Education, 1995. My husband is Rev. Hal Toenjes.  My children are: Nathan, Rachel, Ben. I enjoy singing and playing handbells, scrapbooking, flower gardening and spending time with my family.  



Cougar Care Morning Program Teacher: Christina Flores

  I love children and have worked for 4 years with preschoolers in a daycare setting.  I have two children, a daughter Chelsea and a son Tommy.  Our family loves to go camping and spending time outdoors.  I also enjoy music and spending time with our two cats and guinea pig.




Cougar Care After School Care Teacher: Christi Engels

  I have been in Early Childhood Education since 1985 in many various aspects of teaching. My husband Bruce and I have one wonderful adopted daughter, Kaitlyn. I enjoy singing, cooking and needlework. Our family enjoys time together camping, biking, having backyard sunset picnics and participating in church activities.