our staff

Jan Lang, Director

As the director, I am honored to work closely with the families who have enrolled their children in Noah's Ark, a ministry of the South Bay Church of God. My personal journey with Christ began at age 9. I am amazed that the God of all creation wants a relationship with me. I enjoy growing in my love and devotion to Him and I love sharing His love with others. I have over 20 years in the field of early childhood education. There is always something new to learn. That is the wonder of education! 


You can reach Ms. Jan at 310-327-3083 or by email at missjan@noahsarkkids.org.  


Alex Yee, Administrator  


I’m blessed to be the administrator at Noah’s Ark. While I originally earned a couple degrees in engineering at UCLA, I found that God had given me a love for working with children while on a missions trip to Mexico. Since then, and over the past decade, all my work has been with children. Along the way, I earned a B.S. in Child Development from Walden University. Most recently, prior to coming to Noah’s Ark, I was the director of an Afterschool Program in San Francisco. In my personal time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing board games, or getting involved in activities at the church I attend. I am thankful that God has given me the opportunity to serve the children, families, and staff at Noah’s Ark and I look forward to learning how I can be a blessing to each person, big or small, that comes my way.

You can reach Mr. Alex at 310-327-3083 or by email at mralex@noahsarkkids.org. 


Ms. Christie Torres

Hello, my name is Christie Torres. I have been working in preschool since I graduated from high school. I have been a teacher's aide, assistant teacher, teacher, and assistant director. God has blessed me with two boys of my own, Jeremy (25) and Joseph (18). This is my fourth year at Noah's Ark teaching in the Penguin Class full-time. It is a blessing to be a part of your child's growth and development. I'm looking forward to seeing what God has in store for us this year!


Ms. Gizelle Claudio

Hello there! My name is Gizelle Claudio and I am the teacher for the Honey Bears class here at Noah’s Ark! The little ones like to call me Ms. Gigi. I have a B.A. in Child Development and Family Studies from the California State University of Long Beach. I have a musical and performance background and I enjoy sharing and teaching children how to sing and use music for worship and self expression. I am very blessed having the opportunity not only to teach preschool curriculum but to also share and guide these kids in their own personal walks with our Lord Jesus Christ.


Ms. Collette Holmes

Hi, my name is Collette Holmes. This is my fourth year at Noah's Ark. I have been teaching preschool for many years. In addition, I also work with children of preschool age at my church. I am married and have three daughters and a son-in-law.


Ms. Luisa Mikaele

Aloha! My name is Luisa and I have the pleasure of working with the school-age children in our Extended Program. I have a B.S. in Child Development from CSUDH, and am currently working towards my M.A. in Early Childhood Education with Trauma Specialization at P.O.C. I have worked with children ranging from infancy to school-age during the last five years.  As an educator, I believe that God created each child to be unique in their own ways. Because each child is created differently, I hope to provide children with opportunities to discover their strengths.  

During my free time, I enjoy being outdoor, playing sports, cooking and baking.  


Ms. Won Kang

Hi, my name is Won Kang. I love music and love to sing to God. I come to Noah's Ark every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and play the piano for our children during Chapel Time. I particularly enjoy playing and teaching piano lessons.  

My favorite Bible verse is

"Always be joyful." I Thessalonians 5:16



Ms. Barbara

Ms. Christie

Ms. Collette

Ms. Erica

Ms. Felicia

Ms. Gizelle

Ms. Jeong

Ms. Luisa

Ms. Rebecca

Supporting Staff:

Ms. Sylvia

Ms. Charyl

Ms. Heather

Ms. Sharice

Ms. Won

Ms. Yolanda

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