Dionne Bailey

Preschool Teacher

Dionne is thrilled to be returning to New Life Preschool. She’s always considered the preschool her extended family, and she’s missed working here the past 3 years. Her middle child who is now 12, started here when she was 3 and now her youngest is attending New Life Preschool. Dionne said, “It’s amazing how God works and how things have made a full circle!” She also has a husband and a 14 year old son.


Dionne started attending New Life Church when she was in junior high. She’s grown up in “this phenomenal church” and her kids have also been brought up in this church. Like the preschool, her church family is her extended family and her "home away from home." She has been a Christian since she was 4 and attended several churches along the way, but she says New Life is where she belongs. “The Holy Spirit and blessings pour out of every entity of this church, which includes the preschool,” says Dionne. “It is the biggest blessing of all to experience Jesus, time and time again through the eyes of the children here. It doesn't get any better than this, so who wouldn't want to come back!”

Juanita Gunderson

Preschool Teacher

Juanita moved here to the Central Coast in Aug. of 2006 from Seattle, WA

with her husband Mike and two boys, Jared and Jordan. 


She received her BA in Christian Education/Early Childhood Education in 1994

from Lincoln Christian University and has been working in childcare for over

25 yrs. 


In her spare time she likes to hike, spend time reading and watch both boys play baseball.