Our Team

Our Team is qualified and passionate about coming alongside parents in preparing young ones for life and school in a Christian, loving, safe, and captivating learning environment.
Pastor Karen Johnson

Program Director- Manages and develops the structure of the programs, manages the programs staff and operations, financial duties, and maintains relationships with parents, families and the community.

Karen Johnson is the Children’s Pastor at Valley Christian Church where she has served and attended for over twenty years.  She is passionate about creating loving, nurturing environments where children can learn, grow and establish a firm foundation on God’s Word. Karen is a graduate of Liberty University. She draws upon her experiences as a teacher, children’s ministry director, counselor and last but not least a loving mom, in order to create spaces where children can flourish.


Karen and her husband Aaron are happily married with four adult children and 3 grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys reading, good conversations, early morning walks, ice cream at any time, and spending time with family and friends.

Pastor Michaela Silva

Assistant Director- Ensures the facility is a safe and fun place for students to learn and play. They are tasked with a wide variety of responsibilities, including managing staff, interacting with parents, and marketing.


Michaela (Williamson) Silva is the Pastor of Preschool Ministries at Valley Christian Church where she was born and raised. She graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor degree ​in Family and Child Development. Michaela came on staff at Valley Christian Church in May of 2017 following graduation. She is passionate about creating an environment that is inviting, conducive for children to learn through play, and most of all fun!


When she is not teaching, Miss Michaela loves spending time with family and friends, baking, dancing in Zumba classes, adventuring with her new husband, Josh.