Minori Yamaki

 Japanese Preschool Director and Teacher
 Email: seimataiyouchien@comcast.net

Miss Yamaki, also known as “Minori sensei,” is a dynamo. Her gentle, energetic approach to everything means excellence in her teaching and in her directing of our preschool.

Miss Yamaki leads the Japanese immersion program of our Christian preschool. She’s been with us since 2002, after graduating from our WELS college of ministry, Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN.  She holds a special five-year degree in Early Childhood Education. In 2011, she earned her Master's of Education from MLC.

When Miss Yamaki arrived, there was no Japanese immersion preschool anywhere in the midwest. When our elementary school closed in 2004, we not only kept our preschool but immediately added a Japanese immersion program. God has blessed the program. We now have three classrooms full of children.  Minori loves teaching her students about Jesus, their Savior from sin.

"Prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed." ~ 1 Peter 1:13