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SUSAN VELTEN - Director of Early Childhood Programs


Sue Velten serves as the Director of Early Childhood Programs for Peace Lutheran Church. The responsibility covers the administration and strategic planning for Peace's Preschool, Parents Day Out, and Daycare programming. In this capacity since 1992 the program has seen considerable growth in not only the number of students but also in the creation and cultivation of the Daycare program in 1997. These programs not only provide an education environment in Christ's eye, but also serves as an outreach program to the community.

As a member of Peace since 1985, Sue first became involved in the Early Childhood program in 1987 as a committee member. She was on the committee to establish a Parent's Day Out program (formally Mother's Day Out) that same year also becoming a working staff member. It provided an engaging experience for her after many successful years with Southwestern Bell Corporation in downtown St. Louis. This experience turned into other opportunities, ultimately in the director's role with the Early Childhood program. She has worked to maintain the high level of education in the current programs, and at the wishes of the church began the process of beginning a Daycare program leading to the current array of programming.

Sue has been involved in numerous other activities in the community and church congregation. These activities range from being both a Girl and Boy Scout leader for her children's troops to teaching Sunday School for 40 years. She also assists in Vacation Bible School and the annual Boar's Head Festival. She enjoys giving her time and efforts to the Lord.

Sue and her husband Dan have been married 30 years and have two children, Steven and Jennifer, who are also members of the congregation. They enjoy spending time with each other, family and friends.

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