Cara Desjarlais, Director & Teacher
Hi! I’m very grateful and excited to be the new Director for Mornings With Mommy. As the teacher, I'm looking forward to sharing stories and songs with your little ones. I was born and raised in Fond du Lac and have recently moved back to be closer to family. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Eric, for 7 years and have two adorable little girls: Madyson (5) and Ava (2).
I have been blessed to be a stay at home mom for the last 5 years. I have a degree in Interior Design and would like to have my own furniture up-cycling business someday. I also enjoy being active, fishing, cooking, reading, and doing anything creative.
Molly Parsons, Hospitality Coordinator
I am excited to rejoin the Mornings with Mommy team and meet families in Fond du Lac who have a passion for their child’s education. I have been blessed to serve at my church in a variety of roles over the past few years. I was a part of the MWM team when we were located in the Children's Museum of Fond du Lac. For the last two years, I have had to opportunity to teach Kindergarten and First-grade at Faith Lutheran. This year I have been given the privilege of designing and coordinating a new ministry at Faith called Live It which gives our families the opportunity to put their Faith in Action.
I have been married to my husband, Mark, for 13 years. Together we have lived in four states (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Georgia, and Florida) and nine different homes. We have three children ages 6, 9, and 11.
Keelyn Kelley, Arts & Crafts
Hello! I am beyond thankful for the incredible opportunity to serve on this year’s Mornings with Mommy leadership team as the Arts & Crafts Coordinator! We are going to have so much fun together! I was born and raised in Oshkosh, in a family of 7, and attended Grace Lutheran School, K through 8th grade. I have lived in Fond du Lac for the last 12 years. My amazing husband, Justin, and I have been married for 7 years and we have 2 wonderful daughters: Lyla (6) and Ruby (1). I am trained as a Registered Nurse; however, since my youngest child arrived in 2017, I have been blessed to be in my dream job as a stay-at-home mom. We have been members of Faith Lutheran for 2 years and are incredibly thankful to be a part of such an outstanding, God-centered church and school!
I have always had a passion for creating art, from drawing to sewing, and everything in between. I also find great joy in music (especially singing!), baking/cooking, hiking, biking and snowboarding (my most favorite activity ever!!!). But, above all, I enjoy being with my husband and our girls, no matter what we are doing.
Christy Beck, Publicity & Social Media
I am so excited to be a part of the Mornings with Mommy leadership team and to take on the role of Publicity & Social Media Manager. I was born and raised in Fond du Lac, and have been a member of Faith for 8 years. My husband Clint and I have been married for 9 years and we have two daughters, Eva (7) and Elayna (2). I love getting to know other moms with young children and feel it’s important to foster a supportive community for moms as we navigate the joyful (and sometimes challenging) road that is motherhood!
Aside from my leadership position with Mornings with Mommy, I am blessed to be able to stay at home with my youngest daughter while growing my photography business. I also enjoy exploring the outdoors with my family, road trips, horseback riding, and curling up with a good book or podcast.
Thanks for taking time to get to know us. We love that Mornings with Mommy offers a perfect opportunity to connect with other moms who are on the same journey of motherhood, and to gain new friendships, guidance, and the affirmation that, yes, you ARE doing a great job as a mom and, no, you are never alone! Let’s be honest, motherhood is not easy and it is such a blessing to be able to come together and build each other up in a fun, faith-filled atmosphere! Whether your desire is to create art with your little on, or maybe to have a quiet morale-boosting chat with another mom, MWM is your place. We want you to come just as you are... and we will have a warm cup of coffee waiting for you.