St. Mark Lutheran Preschool is a Christ-centered Early Childhood Development Program that began operation in September 1984. The program provides each child enrolled with a Christian environment in which he or she can grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually.



We offer teacher/parent conferences upon request and provide detailed assessments for each child preparing to enter kindergarten.

Send family and friends by our program for a tour. We would love to show them around!


For more information, about any of our activities, openings, or tuition
please contact Preschool Director, Kara Gore, at 297-9082 or by email at stmarkpreschool@stmarklj.org

Typical office hours 9:00-12:00. From 8:00-8:45 is reserved for teacher/ staff morning devotions.



Licensed to operate by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing division.




Kara Gore is a Christian wife and mother of three. She has worked in the field of early childhood for over 15 years. Besides teaching in various ECE programs, she previously worked for Child Care Licensing as a Licensing Specialist. Kara has been a public speaker since 2006; speaking for more than 1000 programs, and has served as an expert witness/consultant in child care legal cases for TASA during this time. She currently teaches early childhood courses at Brazosport College, in addition to serving as Director for Saint Mark Lutheran Preschool. Kara holds a B.S. in Psychology and an M.S. in Early Childhood Education.