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 sixth year as the PreK Four Day Afternoon class lead teacher. 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 Enrichment Plus class with Mrs. Runyen.

Tina Holbrook

Mrs. Holbrook is beginning her sixth year of teaching at our school. She will be teaching the PreK Four Day Morning 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. She started as a Lunch Bunch aide and is now the morning office aide. 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 Enrichment Plus PreK class.

Three Year Old Classes

Traci White

Mrs. White joined our staff originally as the computer aide in 2003. She is married and has two sons. Mrs. White has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia. She is currently the lead teacher for the Enrichment Plus Three Year Old class.

Sharon Abercrombie

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

Karen Press: Mrs. Press is returning to teach the Tuesday/Thursday Afternoon Class at our preschool. Before leaving to teach in Germany and Colorado, Mrs. Press was our Music and Movement teacher. Mrs. Press is married and the mother of three children. Two of her children are UCUMP alumni!

Jennifer Feutz: Mrs. Feutz has just returned from Germany where she spent several years teaching three year olds in an American school. Mrs. Feutz was one of our parents when two of her three children attended preschool here. We are thrilled to have her back!

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.


Becky Painter: Mrs. Painter joins us for her third 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 returns to our preschool as our Music and Movement teacher. Mrs. Muenchow taught PreK at UCUMP for many years. We are excited to have her back! She has three sons who all attended our preschool.



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


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