Staff of

Noah's Ark

Lisa Jackson - Director

Lisa Jackson has been actively walking with the Lord since her early 20’s. She has been involved in children’s ministry to some capacity at Calvary Chapel Chico since 1998. Lisa desires to influence children to know and love Jesus as well as to minister to families.

Lisa has continuously worked in the field of child development since 1992. Her professional experience includes being the director of a preschool, facilitating programs for infants through 6th grade children, creating and delivering continuing education and policy instruction for child care volunteers and overseeing the development of a preschool facility. She is also an instructing at the collegiate level and a program director for a 60 hour training contract through the Department of Social Services. Lisa has taught for the Foster Kinship Program through Butte College since 2007 and has been adjunct faculty at California State University Chico in the Child Development Department since 2012. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development, a Master of Arts degree in Education with a focus on curriculum development and a Site Supervisor Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.


Laurel Bechtold - Head Teacher

Laurel couldn’t be more excited to be a part of Noah’s Ark! Formerly a surgical technologist, she felt a calling toward teaching young children and has spent the last 3 years working with preschoolers, kindergartners, and first-graders, as well as assisting in the development of Noah’s Ark at Calvary Chapel Chico. Laurel is active in the women’s ministry at Calvary Chapel, teaching Bible studies and speaking at special events. For 8 years she and her husband, Dave, used their passion for sharing wisdom and God’s love with others by hosting international students from ages 10 to 21. Her greatest passion is her children. She delights in every stage of their growth and is thankful they are becoming people who love and serve The Lord. Laurel loves helping people of every age to learn and grow and has enjoyed creating a preschool curriculum that will inspire a love of learning, a love for others, and a love for God.

Amy Wuestefeld- Administrative Assistant


Lauren Goudy - Preschool Teacher


Becky Spafford - Infant Teacher


Nicole Spafford - Infant Teacher


Katie Chester - Kitchen Manager


Beverly Vincent - Aide


Holly Gunther - Aide