Terri Machin

Hi – My name is Terri. I am the Director of Kids Under Construction, Inc. I have been at the school for over 25 years, which is when we opened our doors. As you can well imagine, this school means so much to me as it has been such a large part of my life. It has and continues to bless me to be able to share the love of Jesus with these wonderful children. I am married and have three children of my own and seven grandchildren. I may not know if I am coming or going, but one thing holds true - I love the fun chaos that comes with being a grandma and running a school. Please know as we begin this school year, it is going to be challenging but I know it will be great. I am always available to talk to you regarding any questions you may have.


Karen Shields

Hello!  My name is Karen Shields and I am the Curriculum Coordinator at Kids Under Construction, Inc. It’s hard to believe it but I have been working in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 30 years spanning 5 states and 2 countries!  I earned my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education in 1990 and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction in 2007. I’ve worked in Children’s ministry as a teacher and leader for many years as well.  Teaching Preschool or Kindergarten in so many places has allowed me to combine the best of practices into an effective and flourishing program. Thank you for trusting us with your child this year. May the Lord bless you and keep you and your family safe.

Facility Manager

Scott Summerhill

Scott Summerhill joined the St. Stephen's staff as Facility Manager in 2013. He has 23 years experience in church facility management.