Our Staff

St. Barnabas Christian Preschool Faculty & Staff Members

“We are not a team because we work together…We are a team because We are Family!”

Kathy Hedgepath


I am so Blessed to be a part of St. Barnabas Christian Preschool for the past 21 years. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education. I have lived in the community for the last 26 years and have three children. Kylie & Kelli (29) and my son Nico (24) was a former student at St. Barnabas. Cary is a wonderful community and the ladies I work with are not only my friends but my family as well!

Chris Mathesius

Administrative Assistant

This is my seventh year at St. Barnabas Christian Preschool. Both of my girls, Amber(22) and Allison (16) went through the preschool. It was a great foundation for them and I feel so blessed to be back here. My family and I have been members of the church for the past 20 years. I enjoy sewing, traveling, and spending time with my family. I look forward to getting to know all the children and their families.

Amanda Andrews


This is my second year at St. Barnabas. I have lived in Cary for 6 years with my family. St. Barnabas has a special place in my heart since my twins Adalynn and Aiden (age 8) attended. I enjoy hiking, family time, and yoga. I am so excited to be a part of the St. Barnabas family!

Susie Bauer

Assistant Teacher

This is my first year at St. Barnabas. I am a mother of 5 Zak (17), Adam & Brady (14), Evan (14) and my daughter Grace is currently enrolled here. I have lived in Fox River Grove/Cary are for the past 20 years. In my spare time I enjoy watching my kids sporting events, crafting, and hiking. 

Sue Sakalys


I have lived in Cary for the past 24 years. I have two daughters Sarah (32) and Amy (28). I became Assistant Director in April 2017 and am excited for this school year! This is my 24th year teaching at St. Barnabas. I became a Grandma this past year and am enjoying time spent with him. I enjoy reading and working out in my spare time.

Kristy Skerl


This is my tenth year teaching the Terrific Two’s class. I taught elementary school for four years before starting my family. I have three children Samantha (16) Nathan (12) and Jake (7). They also attended St. Barnabas.

Elizabeth Schuh


I am a 1984 Northern Illinois graduate with a degree in Elementary Education.
I have been a Cary resident for 29 years, am married, and have three grown children. I have volunteered for numerous Book Fairs, Ice Cream Socials, and P.T.O. This is my fourth year at St. Barnabas.

Amy Waco


I am so excited to be back as a part of the St. Barnabas Family! My sons LJ (21) and Liam (18), as well as my daughter Loey (14) attended this wonderful school.  While my daughter was a student here, I had the pleasure of teaching the Pre-K class for a year. Aside from teaching here, I have ten years of experience teaching in preschool, second grade, and in a multi-aged 3rd-5th grade classroom. I have a degree in elementary education from Northeastern Illinois University. It feels great to be back where my heart feels full.

Paige Wilton

Assistant Teacher

I am married and this is sixth year at St. Barnabas. I have a puppy named Louie who is my baby. My mom Miss Mary taught here for 17 years. I enjoy music and I also teach the Musical Sing-a-Longs at St. Barnabas.