Michelle Pearson, SEED Director
Michelle was born in Lansing, Michigan, but has lived in Aiken for most of her life. She and her husband, Barry, have three married children and five grandchildren. To her, the best aspect of being the Director is watching the children laugh and learn while sharing the love of Jesus Christ with them. She has been on the staff at St. John's since 1995.
Amber Koepke, SEED Assistant Director
Amber was born and raised in South Carolina. She loves the warm weather it offers and the proximity to the beach, mountains, and Disney World of course! She and her husband Kodi have three children, Grace, Jackson, and Madeline and one furry child, Molly. Amber loves spending time with her family most of all. She cheers for the Gamecocks any chance she gets and treasures her friendships. After completing her Master's degree program in counselor education at USC she truly realized how much she loved to watch children develop during the course of their childhood. Fostering a love for Jesus in them here at St. John's, where her oldest daughter's journey began, is just a bonus!
Nikki Ellis teaches our Blooms (5K) class along with Elaine Ray who is the classroom aid. To learn more about Mrs. Ellis and Mrs. Ray and to visit their class page, please click here.
Tara Preston teaches our Blooms (5K) class along with Haley Freeman who is the classroom aid. To learn more about Mrs. Preston and Ms. Haley and to visit their class page, please click here.
Music and Arts
Patsy Flowers, Music Teacher
Patsy is an Aiken native. She is married to Neil, a United Methodist Minister. They have one son and a daughter-in-law, a grandson born in 2008 and a granddaughter born in 2009. Patsy taught preschool here at St. John's until the end of the school year 2014-15. After retiring as a full-time teacher, she rejoined the staff as the music teacher. Patsy loves music and teaching the children to share that love brings her great joy.
Tracy Patchan, Art
Ms. Tracy teaches Art here at SEED. She works with the kids here to inspire creativity and fun within them!