Rev. Paul Prange is serving as our vacancy pastor. He and his wife, Leanne, live in Burlington, WI, where she teaches kindergarten at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The Pranges have three children. Anna lives at home with them and is a pre-K aide at St. John’s. Maria is married to Ben Ewings, a professor at Luther Prep in Watertown, WI, and runs her own professional organizer business called “This Organized Space.” Joel is a second-year student at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, and is married to Lydia, who teaches 1st grade at Mt. Calvary in Waukesha, WI. Rev. Prange is the WELS Administrator for Ministerial Education and Inter-Church Relations, as well as Chairman of the WELS Joint Mission Council.
Stephen and Rachael are high school sweethearts and got married June 20, 2009.
Their ministry began in Milwaukee and then the Lord called Stephen to serve here in 2014. Rachael was called in 2015 to be the preschool teacher.
They have been blessed with 3 children. Their family enjoys going for walks and playing at the beach.
Elizabeth Miller is a 2018 graduate of Martin Luther
College, born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. She served as a 1-year
assignment to St. Martin's Lutheran School in Watertown, SD, teaching lower
grades music and a variety of upper grades classes.
Elizabeth and her husband, John, met at MLC, at the end of her freshmen year of college. Shortly thereafter, John went to Germany to complete his organbuilding apprenticeship. The two reconnected 2 years later, and soon began dating long distance. They were married in May of 2019. John started his own business, and works servicing pipe organs, barrel organs, orchestrions, and tower clocks.
In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys reading books, painting and drawing, and drinking copious amounts of tea and/or coffee. She and her husband enjoy studying theology, visiting national parks, and are currently taking a beekeeping class.
Rachel began serving at First Lutheran in the fall of 1979 after graduating from Dr. Martin Luther College (DMLC). It is currently known as Martin Luther College (MLC).
She was called to teach Kindergarten through Grade 4.
In 1985 she married Ron White who taught for many years in the Lake Geneva Middle School as a math teacher. He is now retired and works for Geneva National during the golf season in their player services. This allows him to golf, which he enjoys. The Whites are longtime residents of Lake Geneva. Since Rachel
enjoys walking they enjoy living just about a block and a half from First and she often walks to work.
Erica Warmuth graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College. She was a Spanish immersion teacher for several years before she took a
break from classroom teaching to be a stay at home mom while her children were
Erica lives in Paddock Lake with her husband, Ben, and their three children; Noah, Levi, and Robin.
She enjoys sewing, music, and thrift stores.
Steven Davis joined the church and school staff in the fall
of 2017 as the office administrator.
Steven and his wife, Leah, have two daughters, Madelynn and Mackenzie. Steven grew up in Sharon on the family dairy farm. He graduated from UW - Madison in Dairy Herd Management and Gateway Technical College with a degree in Landscape Design. He has been a lifetime member of First and is grateful for the opportunity to serve the church and school as part of the staff.
June has been a member here at First Lutheran for 68 years.
June and her husband, Darwin, have been married for 47 years and have two children, Sheila Thirion and Kevin Clark. She has four grandchildren.
She retired from Alden - Hebron School and has
been working at First Lutheran since 1992.