UCUM Preschool & Church Staff

Cheryl Hosack

Mrs. Hosack has been at UCUM Preschool for over 30 years. She has served as a teacher and as the director. Mrs. Hosack serves on the Advisory Board for St. Philip’s College Early Childhood Department and on the Advisory Committee for Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City School District, representing early childhood. She has served as an accreditation mentor to San Antonio schools and as a national accreditation validator. She is currently the director of UCUM Preschool. Mrs. Hosack resides in Universal City with her husband. She is the mother of three daughters.

Pre-K staff

Brenda Aniol

Mrs. Aniol is beginning her 6th year at UCUMP.  She will be teaching the PreK Enrichment Plus Class. Mrs. Aniol graduated from Wayland Baptist University. Her son, Anthony, attended PreK at UCUMP.

Lori Guyott

Mrs. Guyott has been a teaching assistant at UCUM Preschool since 2001. She has a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University. Mrs. Guyott is married and has two sons, both of whom attended our preschool. Mrs. Guyott is the  teaching assistant in the Gift of Time Class

Tina Holbrook

Mrs. Holbrook is beginning her sixth year of teaching at our school. she will be the teaching assistant in the PreK Enrichment Plus Class. Mrs. Holbrook graduated from UTSA. Her daughters attended our preschool several years ago.

Nancy Light

Mrs. Light joined our program in 1997. She has two sons. Mrs. Light is the office assistant, computer assistant and a Jack of All Trades! She is also the teaching assistant with Four Day Afternoon class.

Deanna Mendez

Mrs. Mendez has been at UCUM Preschool since 2004. Her two children both attended the preschool. Mrs. Mendez has an early childhood/elementary teaching degree from Texas State University. She is currently the lead teacher for the Three Day Morning Class and all the Lunch Bunch classes!

Juli Mussi

This is Mrs. Mussi’s seventh year at our preschool. She is married and has two children, both of whom were UCUM preschoolers. Mrs. Mussi has a teaching degree from Central Oklahoma University. Mrs. Mussi will be assisting Mrs. Mendez.

Cynthia Runyen

Mrs. Runyen has been at UCUM Preschool since 1982. She has been the lead teacher for both three year old classes and PreK classes. Mrs. Runyen has helped shape UCUM Preschool and has been largely responsible for the accreditation and many reaccreditations of our preschool by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She has four children (two are UCUM alumni) and two grandchildren. Mrs. Runyen is currently the lead teacher for the Gift of Time class.

Amanda Escobedo:  is new to UCUM Preschool as a teaching assistant, but has been a preschool parent for several years.  She will be assisting Mrs. Mendez on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Danielle Hale:  Mrs. Hale is joining us this year as one of the teaching assistants in the PreK Enrichment Plus Class. She is married and has two young daughters.

Three Year Old Classes

Sharon Abercrombie

This is Mrs. Abercrombie’s fifth year as the teaching assistant in the Three year old Enrichment Plus class. She is the assistant in all the three year old classes. Mrs. Abercrombie is retired from teaching public school. Her children and grandchildren have attended UCUMP.

Irene Eckhart: Mrs. Eckhart is our Tuesday/Thursday teaching assistant for the half day three year old classes. Mrs. Eckhart is married and has two children, both attending our preschool at this time.

Jennifer Feutz: Mrs. Feutz is the lead teacher for the Wed./Fri. Enrichment Plus Class for three year olds. She is married with three children, two of whom attended UCUM Preschool.

Karen Press: Mrs. Press is teaching both of the Tuesday/Thursday three year old classes. She is married and has three grown children–also UCUMP alumni.


Becky Painter: Mrs. Painter joins us for her fourth year as our Chapel Minister. She is a Sunday School teacher at UCUM Church, a director and teacher of Fiesta Bible Camp and an active participant in the Border Ministry between Piedras Negras, Mexico and UCUM Church, supporting orphanages and churches.

Music and Movement

Beverly Muenchow: Mrs. Muenchow continues as our Music and Movement teacher, but has recently assumed the role of teacher in the Breakfast Buddies class. Mrs. Muenchow has three sons and five grandchildren.



Preschool Board
Cheryl Hosack – Preschool Director
Della Foley – KDO Director
Linda Faulkner – Chairperson
Amy Russo – POLO President
Darlene Durham
Dodie Skladal
Corre Tucco


Linda Baumheckel Senior Pastor
Corre Tucco Director of Children’s Programs
Maria Gayton Nursery Coordinator
David Friedli Maintenance
Karen Rawls Church Secretary
Vivian Wagoner Financial Secretary