Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and Preschool

800 N. Franklin St.

La Grange, TX  78945


Preschool Staff





Preschool Director

Curriculum Coordinator


Lori Hollek is married to Justin Hollek and they have three children: Grant, who is in 5th grade at Hermes Elementary; Gavin, who will be in 3rd grade; and Gabby, who is pre-K 4 at Mt. Calvary Preschool.


Lori is a graduate of La Grange High School and has a BS in  biology with a minor in chemistry from Texas A&M University. She teaches science to all students in the science classroom.


The Hollek family are members of Mt. Calvary, and Lori teaches Sunday School and is the co-superintendant.  Lori and Justin participate in Church Under the Bridge on a monthly basis, and Lori is an active member of the Texas Women's League.


Her hobbies include Folk bootcamp classes, running in 5K Fun Runs, and enjoying time with my family skiing on the lake and hunting near Junction.


Becky Weikel is the Curriculum Coordinator at our preschool and also teaches  four and five year-old students in the Butterfly Class. She is married to Philip Weikel and they have two children: Mara, who will be in the 9th grade at La Grange High School and Anthony, who will be in the 6th grade at Hermes Intermediate.


Becky graduated from La Grange High School and Texas State. She has a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies with specialization in Early Childhood Education and is also certified in ESL. She taught at La Grange ISD for eleven years before joining the staff at Mt. Calvary.


She is also a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church  where she is involved with the Sunday School. She values the time she spends with her family and is involved in her children’s activities.







Jessica Dennis is married to Derryl Dennis and they have 3 children: daughter, Jaci, who is a freshman at La Grange High School, son, Cash, who is in the Lions Class at Mt. Calvary and daughter, Avery, who is in the Fish Class at Mt. Calvary. Jessica is the afternoon teacher in the Monkeys Class. 


Jessica graduated from Jack C. Hays High School in Buda, TX. She worked for the City of Austin for 6 years before becoming a stay at home Mom. She also works part time at a local bank. 


She enjoys working with the children at Mt. Calvary Preschool, spending time with family and friends, camping, reading and shopping at thrift stores.  


Amie Finch is married to Jeremy and they have four children: Walker, 7, Carter, 5, Tanner, 4, and Bryer 18 months.  She will be teaching music in the mornings and be a substitute periodically. 


She graduated from The Woodlands High school and has a B.S. in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University and an associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Blinn College.  She was a full time dental hygienist before becoming a stay at home mom.


Amie is a member of La Grange First United Methodist Church and is active in the praise band and is also involved in children’s ministries.  Her hobbies include singing, crafting and spending time with family.






Stephanie Kates is married to Matt Kates, the Athletic Director and head football coach at La Grange High School. They have three children: Madelyn, who is in third at Hermes Elementary, Macie who is in the second grade and Bo who is in kindergarten.  Stephanie teaches the four and five-year olds in the Lions Class.


Stephanie graduated from Texas A&M University  and is certified  in Early Childhood through 6th grade and ESL. She and has taught kindergarten and second grade in the public school and pre-k 4  in parochial schools.


The Kates family attends St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Plum. Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and baking delicious and beautiful cakes.

Tiffany Maxwell is married to Cooter Maxwell, and they have two children: Tyler who is 4, and Ellie who is 2.  


She graduated from Pearland High School and has a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University.  She taught 2nd and 3rd grade for 7 years before spending the last few years as a stay-at-home mom.  She will be teaching 3 and 4 year olds in the Fish class at Mt. Calvary.


Tiffany enjoys spending time with her friends and family, being outdoors, camping, and crafting and reading in her spare time.





Sandy Polasek has been married to Glenn Polasek for 37 years.  They have three daughters and son-in-laws, and have 4 grandchildren.  One more grandchild will be born in February 2016.


Sandy and Glenn are members of Mt. Calvary.


Sandy enjoys gardening with flowers, fishing, watching wildlife such as the deer and rabbits in her backyard, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.


Dawn Sedlar is the mother of a six year-old daughter, Camryn, who is in 2nd grade at Hermes Elementary School. She is currently teaching the the Bears class in the monrnings.

Dawn graduated from la Grange High School and attended Blinn College where she studied Child Development. She plans to return to college and receive a certificate in Child Development. Both Dawn and Camryn are members of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church where Dawn has been a Sunday School teacher and Camryn is a member of the after-school Bells Choir.

Dawn enjoys helping the community, going to the movies, shopping, listening to live music, and spending time with her family and friends.







Dana Smith is married to Dennis and they have two children: son Ryan, a 4th grader, and daughter Megan, a 3rd grader, both at Hermes Intermediate.  Dana is the morning Monkey Class teacher.


She graduated from Round Top-Carmine High School and has a BA in History and a minor in Political Science from Texas A&M University. She taught high school social studies for three years and was a stay–at-home mom for six years before joining the Mt. Calvary staff in Fall 2011.


Dana is a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine where she is active in the Christian Education program. Her hobbies include various types of crafts, traveling, and spending time with her family.


Erin Stephens is married to Joe Stephens, and they have three children: Gracie, Millie and Asher. Gracie is in second grade at Hermes Elementary and Millie is a student at Mt. Calvary. Erin works in the Frogs Class in the afternoons.


Erin graduated from La Grange High School and received her BA in Anthropology from Southwest Texas University. 


Erin is a member of Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, is on the Board of Education, and is a Sunday school teacher.







Linda Templin is married to Donald Templin and they have two children: Kevin is a senior at University of Texas at San Antonio and Sheridan is a freshman at Blinn Jr. College. Linda will teach the two-year-olds in the Lamb’s Class.


Linda graduated from Pasadena High School and has attended San Jacinto Jr. College and Blinn College.


She is a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Hostyn, where she has taught religion classes for children over fourteen years old. Linda enjoys spending time with her family and attending sporting events, especially baseball, basketball, and football games.


Nancy Vasut graduated from Texas Women's University with a BS degree in nursing.  She's worked in the ICU at Methodist Hospital in Houston, a nursing supervisor at Alief General Hospital, and a school nurse at Alief ISD (where she was named School Nurse of the Year in 1992-1993). 


She's been a lifelong member of the LCMS, where she has served on numerous boards and committees, and is a member of Mt. Calvary.  Nancy and husband Ed retired to Ed's boyhood home in Colorado County.









Members of the Preschool Board include

Chairperson: Joan Miertschin
Secretary: Bevery Albers
Members: Nancy Lehmann, Sharon Pietsch, Michelle Stokes, and Mary Walker
Bookkeeper: Steven Smith
Parent Represntatives: Jessica Melton and Aleisha McCoy


If you have any questions or need any information, please contact Lori Hollek, the Preschool Director, at (979) 968-5913.


Each school year the Director of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Preschool will appoint two parents of the preschool to sit on the Mt. Calvary Lutheran School Board for one year as advisors for the preschool in behalf of the parents of the preschool.