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2023-2024 Preschool Committee

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Laurie Billadello,
Committee Co-Chair

Laurie's involvement with the preschool began in 1992. Her three daughters attended Setauket Presbyterian Preschool during which time she was the Parent Representative twice. It is her honor to have chaired the preschool committee since 1999.

Katie O'Connor
Katie O'Connor,
Committee Co-Chair

Katie is a lifelong member of Setauket Presbyterian Church. Her two oldest children are SPP graduates and her youngest is currently enrolled in the twos program; her nieces are also SPP students, one graduated and one currently enrolled in the threes program. She is a professor at Hofstra University and a Coast Guard Reservist, works at her family’s puzzle business in Setauket, and is a fabulous, professional baker.

Rev. Doctor Johanna McCune Wagner, Pastor

Reverend Doctor Johanna McCune Wagner serves as Lead Pastor and Head of Staff at Setauket Presbyterian Church. Reverend Wagner has been in ministry for 15+ years. Prior to joining SPC she was pastor and head of staff at First Presbyterian Church in Concord, CA. She also served as Head of Staff at Trinity Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, MO. In her earlier ministry, Rev. Wagner was Director of Spiritual Life at Culver Academies in Indiana.


Ordained in May of 2007, she attended Bryn Mawr College (BA Latin), Cornell University (MA Medieval Studies), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (M.Div) and Duke Divinity School (D.Min. Christian Leadership).


Rev. Wagner enjoys trail running, hiking, reading and any TV program set in a Scandinavian country. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs.

Karen Loomis, Treasurer

Karen learned of Setauket Presbyterian Preschool when she observed the 4’s class for a college course she was taking.  Based on the curriculum, the teachers, the surroundings, and all that the school encompassed, she knew she would one day send her children to SPP.  In 1992, she sent her first son, and two others followed in 1995 and in 2001, commuting from Rocky Point.  In 1996, she took over the duties of Treasurer.

Heather Klein,
3's Preschool Teacher​

Heather is a New York State Certified Tenured Teacher who earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from SUNY Cortland and a Master of Science in Reading from St. John’s University. Her teaching experience includes years in an elementary school setting in a variety of grade levels. She has been employed by the NYC Board of Education, Elmont School District and Long Beach School District.

Heather volunteered in our 3 year old class and substitute taught our 4 year old class. She and her family reside in Setauket and are active members of the community.

Yvonne Chase,
4's Preschool Teacher

Yvonne is a New York State Certified Teacher who earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education and a Master of Science Degree in Special Education from Long Island University at C.W. Post.  She has taught pre-k through twelfth grades in a variety of subjects in both public and private settings.


Yvonne has volunteered in our three and four year old classes since 2012.  She and her family reside in East Setauket and are actively engaged in serving the local community.

Yvonne has also recently obtained NY State EMT Certification.


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Rebecca Hassard,
Parent Representative

Rebecca is looking forward to being a parent representative. Her daughter attended the 3's program and STEAM classes at SPP and her son is currently enrolled in the mixed age program. Rebecca works in the Three Village area as a certified personal trainer. You can often find Rebecca and her little ones on local hiking trails enjoying the outdoors! 

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