Preschool Staff


Melissa Pieper

Mrs. Pieper has a degree in Early Childhood Development from Macomb College as well as Wayne State University. She has worked with children for the last 24 years from the ages three months to nine years of age. Her growth in this community and congregation is one of her top priorities. God is number one in her household. She has an amazing husband (Rob) of 16 years and three beautiful boys, Connor (15), Lucas (13), and Trevor (8).

Pat Steinkampf

Mrs. Steinkampf has a teaching degree in Elementary Education with a Master’s Degree in Reading from Michigan State University. She taught six years in Algonac at the elementary grade level. Mrs. Steinkampf has been with Christ the King since 2002 and is currently the Aide in the Four-year-old morning class. She also works part-time as an ESL (English as a Second Language) Assistant in the Grosse Pointe Public Schools and is the Sunday School teacher for five-year-olds at her church. Mrs. Steinkampf is married with three children. Mrs. Steinkampf can be contacted with futher questions about 3’s program at 

Teacher Aides

Christine Rhoton

Christine Rhoton has a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University. Christine is a teacher’s assistant in our Three-year-old classrooms and does miscellaneous office work for Mrs. Pieper. Mrs. Rhoton is married and has a son and two step children. She is a member of Christ the King and teaches the Kindergarten and First Grade Sunday School class.

Sarah Champagne

I’m so excited for my first year here at Christ the King.  I have experience working with children of all ages in a home setting and plan to pursue a career to become a certified teacher.  I’m excited to educate and see the imagination and creativity each child brings to the program.  I have 2 children with my significant other which has brought us a life full of love and adventures.

Toni Collins

I am so honored and excited to be part of the Christ the King family again! Both my daughters attended here years ago. I’ve  been part of the Grosse Pointe community for most of my life. My love for children started when I was quite young. So I paired my love for dance and the arts by teaching dance to little ones for 18 years, taught Gymboree play and art classes, worked in my daughters’ schools and have nannied for several Grosse Pointe families for the past 20 years. I love our community and I can not wait to be part of your child’s experiences and growth!!