Our Team




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Jacque McFarlane

NOCO Kids Academy Director

Hi! My name is Jacque McFarlane! I am excited to provide a space where parents and children feel supported and heard. I am happy to create an environment that provides high quality care that is enriching  and helps the child grow socially, spiritually, emotionally and academically. I am excited to share the love of lord with your kids and families.


I grew up in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and moved up to Fort Collins 9 years ago to attend CSU. I graduated CSU with a Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies. I met my husband our senior year of high school and we both went to CSU. We have been married for six years and have two beautiful daughters. Our oldest daughter is Georgia ( 2.5 years old) and our younger daughter's name is Annabelle (9 months old). My family also recently adopted a 4 year black lab named Barkley. 


Amy Maiberger

Northern Colorado Christian Ministries &

NOCO Kids Academy

Executive Assistant

Hi! I'm Amy. I have been involved in church ministry for nearly 30 years. In that time I have had the privilege of serving all ages. From serving in the nursery and Sunday School to youth ministry to worship ministry to women's ministry to administration, I have worn a lot of different hats. I am thrilled to be able to serve now in the Executive Administrator role for both Northern Colorado Christian Ministries and NOCO Kids Academy. When I am not greeting families at NOCO Kids, you can find me across the street designing and printing and emailing and planning. 

I have been married to my unbelievably amazing husband, Matt, for 25 years. I have 2 adult children (and a soon-to-be son-in-law!) and 1 teenager whom I adore to the moon and back. When not working I love cooking and organizing.


Our Team



Teresa Livingston

Lead Preschool Teacher

Hi! I’m Teresa. My hope is to teach these children about the amazing love of Christ along with inspiring the young learner to be curious, creative, a critical thinker and to be a noble individual. For the short time I have with these young minds, my wish is to have powerful interactions with them and to be the best example of leadership and kindness to them in order to advance God’s Kingdom.

I have 27 years working in the early childhood and absolutely love working with preschool children!

I have three wonderful adult children, two grandchildren and a puppy named Rosie.

When I'm not at work, I enjoy reading books, hiking, gardening and spending time with my family.

Carla Shelby

Lead Preschool Teacher

Hi! I’m Carla. I have been working as a preschool teacher for over 6 years and I love it!! I am so exited to work at NOCO Kids Academy and be a part of teaching children about the word of God and also learn from them. I’m a wife and a mother and I love spending time with my family. We love camping, biking, hiking, tubing and anything that is outdoors.

As a family we just love each other’s company.


Brandy Harrison

Lead Preschool Teacher

Hi! I’m Brandy. I have been in the early education field since 2017. In July of 2022 I decided to take a leap of faith and quit my corporate daycare job to find a faith-based school and I'm so happy that my faith has led me here. In my classroom I believe in having a child directed philosophy, meaning it always changes to the needs of my current students. Each child is unique and I strive to build my philosophy to meet each of their needs.

I am from Louisiana but I have been in Colorado since 2014. I met my wonderful husband in 2019 and we were married in 2020 by Pastor Rodney.

Together we have 2 dogs and a kitten; Hunter, Pearl and JoJo.


Melanie Neal

Assistant Preschool Teacher

Hi! I’m Melanie. I am originally from Indiana and moved to Colorado with my husband in 1992 to raise our two daughters. I have a passion for children of all ages, and I have experience working with children from newborns to 8th grade. I am so blessed to now have the opportunity to teach at a Bible based preschool. My goal at NOCO Kids Academy is to provide the children a safe, warm, and kind environment that they look forward to returning to every day! I like to play with my grandchildren and take them to parks, pools, and to go paddle boarding on our wonderful Loveland lakes! My granddaughter, Marley, is attending NOCO Kids Academy.

Jaden Montoya

Lead Preschool Teacher

Hello! My name is Jaden! I have always had a passion for kid's ministry, and feel so much purpose for teaching children about their value and worth in this world as children of God! I started working in Early childhood about 2.5 years ago and fell in love with the field!  I am currently finishing up a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education at Colorado Christian University. 


I serve in different capacities at Ascent Project Church, and love the community I have there! I also love reading, going on walks, and deep conversations with friends and family! I am so excited to see how God uses NOCO Kids to impact the local community and lead others to Jesus, and I feel honored to be a part of the journey! 


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Karina Ness

NOCO Kids Academy &

Northern Colorado Christian Ministries Bookkeeper

Hello! I’m Karina.  I’m a Colorado native – growing up in a small town in Northeast Colorado before moving to Fort Collins in 1985.  I’ve worked in the accounting field for 37 years and am very excited to be a part of NOCO Kids Academy!  My husband and I have been involved in Christian education for most of our 33 years of marriage.  We have two children that are happily married and three amazing grandchildren.  Most of my spare time is spent with family – we love to boat, camp, paddle board, etc!   When I get the opportunity, I enjoy painting and any art project I can come up with.

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Pastor Rodney Foster

NOCO Kids Academy

Overseeing Pastor


Northern Colorado Christian Ministries

Executive Pastor & COO

About Pastor Rodney

Pastor Matt Maiberger

Northern Colorado Christian Ministries

Lead Pastor & CEO

Hi, my name is Matt Maiberger and I’m the Lead Pastor & CEO of Northern Colorado Christian Ministries and NOCO Kids Academy. We are thrilled to be able to serve your family with quality, Christ-centered care right here in Loveland. I have been praying for each and every family enrolled at our preschool and am excited for each child to grow in knowledge and in their love for God and others.

A little about me:

I have been happily married to Amy for over 25 years and we have three kids of our own. We love to travel! I have visited three continents and over ten different countries. I think my favorite exotic place to visit is Hawaii! I am a huge Amusement Park fan and love to visit Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World. I think at this point I have probably ridden over 85 different rollercoasters!