Karen Eastep

Director of Early Childhood Learning Center and Lecturer in Education
B.S. in Children’s Ministry and Preschool/Daycare Director (Johnson University)
M.Ed. in Adult Education and Development (Strayer University)

My favorite part about teaching at Johnson is: The connections with colleagues and students.

When I’m not teaching, I love to: Read, watch Jeopardy, go to the theater, and camp with my family.

In my classes, students can expect: A class full of relevant, practical, hands-on learning that builds on prior knowledge to help ensure that students are more prepared for their chosen ministry.

My best advice to a new student in my program is: Come in with an open mind and an open heart ready to work hard.

The myth-busting truth about my discipline I most want people to understand is: Early childhood education and children’s ministry is not “babysitting;” it is helping build foundations that children need to be successful in all of life.

A quote that influences how I live is: “We draw people to Christ not by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it.”  ­– Madeleine L’Engle