Meet Our Staff
We are truly blessed to have wonderful, experienced and caring staff at CCP!
Maureen Leurquin, Preschool Director
Maureen has been the Director of Preschool at Crossroads for the past 11 years. Prior to working at the preschool, she worked as a paralegal for 13 years, but God led her in a different direction after her two children were born. She became dedicated to teaching young children and their families about God and His Word and became the Director of Children’s Ministries at Stony Hills Presbyterian Church in Germantown for 9 years. She then returned to school to obtain her state license in Early Childhood Education, as well as her state license to be a Center Director at a Group Child Care Center when she began her exciting journey with Crossroads Preschool. Maureen stays current on policies and learning strategies by attending seminars and college-level Early Childhood Educational courses, networking with other preschool directors as well as local Kindergarten teachers. Maureen is committed to creating a nurturing environment where children and their families can feel safe and loved. Each year she looks forward to seeing the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual growth and development of each individual child at CCP. Maureen enjoys taking long walks, Bible studies, watching the Packers, and boating. She and her husband, Jim, live in Germantown with their teenage son and daughter.
Becky Pillsbury, 4K Teacher
Becky is the 4K Lead Teacher and is very excited to have the opportunity to be able to work with preschool-aged children in a Christian environment. She attended St. Norbert College and received a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood. She also received a Master’s Degree in Reading and Learning Disabilities from Cardinal Stritch University. Becky taught in the Milwaukee Public Schools for 14 years before taking time off to raise her daughter. The majority of those years were teaching K5. Becky looks forward to providing the children with a loving learning environment that will allow each one of them to grow and develop into the wonderful young people that God created them to be. Becky lives in Mequon with her husband, Roger, and their 4 year old daughter, Sophie. As a family, they love to travel, go for walks, play outside, read stories and play games.
Valerie Hawkins, 3K and 2 1/2 year-old Teacher
Valerie was born and raised just outside of New York City. She received her BA in Elementary Education from Boston College with a specialization in Early Childhood. While teaching primary grades at Purchase Elementary School, Valerie received an MA in Reading and a MEd in Early Childhood from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Valerie is married to John Hawkins and they have four children, Jamie, Johnny, Michael and Christopher. While raising her children she was a “professional volunteer” at school and church. When her last child left for college, she returned to teaching 3K preschool at Crossroads. Valerie has been teaching here for the past 10 years and also serves as Crossroads’ Childcare Coordinator. She enjoys mission activities, bible study, tennis, golf, downhill skiing, attending theater and ballet performances, knitting, reading and bridge.
Linda Schmale, 2 1/2 year old Teacher
Linda Schmale is the 2K Preschool Teacher Assistant and Lead Teacher for the 2K Preschool Nature and Science class. A longtime member of Crossroads Church, Linda has “worn many hats”, including Sunday School Coordinator and Children’s Music Director. Recently retired from her job as a first grade teacher in the Mequon-Thiensville school district, she feels blessed to be able to spend more time in her church community. She looks forward to sharing God’s world and the love of Jesus with our little ones. Linda and her husband, Jim, were married at Crossroads more than 40 years ago. They enjoy time with their daughter Stephanie, her husband Drew, and their daughter Emma. They also like to spend time tending their gardens at home, walking their golden retriever, and fishing at their cabin in northern Wisconsin. Linda enjoys Bible study time, volunteering with MOPS, working in the church gardens, sewing, walking/working out and biking.
Christine Korb, 4K Teacher Assistant
Christine is the Assistant Teacher in the 4K preschool classroom at Crossroads Christian Preschool. She previously worked as a Teacher Assistant for the Saukville Preschool. Christine enjoys being a part of the Christian environment at CCP and shares in the excitement and joy of the children when they are learning, exploring and having fun in the classroom! She and her husband Mike live in Cedarburg with children Zach, Elizabeth and Stephanie and golden retriever Daisy. A member of St. Francis Borgia Church in Cedarburg, she enjoys spending time with family, scrapbooking, reading, swimming, downhill skiing and going to her kids’ soccer games.
Denyse Rebro, 3K Teacher Assistant
Denyse is the 3K Assistant Teacher at Crossroads Christian Preschool. She has previous experience as a Community Educator and a Certified Nursing Assistant in Pediatrics at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. She is currently obtaining her state license in Early Childhood Education. As a cancer survivor, Denyse dedicates a part of her time mentoring other breast cancer survivors, doing breast health education, and public speaking. She loves football season and is a huge Green Bay Packers fan. Denyse truly believes in the importance of building self-esteem in children and looks forward to having a fun-filled year with the students and staff! Denyse resides in Grafton with her husband Joe, son Cody, daughter Delaney, golden retriever Miles, and shepherd collie mix Lola. She does her best to make the best of each day she is given, because every day matters.