Pastor Derek Bartelt

Pastor Derek Bartelt was born in Hustisford, WI in 1987. A year later, his family moved to Southern California. In 2001, he moved back to Wisconsin where he attended Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School and attended college at MLC. After he graduated MLC, he worked with WELS Kingdom Workers in Torreón, Mexico and León, Mexico before returning to the United States to resume his education at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. Upon returning, he and Emily got married before finishing his senior year at the Seminary and ultimately being assigned to Christ the Vine Lutheran Church in Temecula, CA.

His wife, Emily, was born and raised in Cedarburg, WI. She went to college at Concordia in Mequon, both for undergrad and graduate studies. She graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

The Bartelts have three children, Lillian, Noah, and Wyatt.

Stephen Kamps

Grades 2 - 5


Rachael Kamps


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 4 children.  Their family enjoys going for walks and playing at the beach.

Hayden Miller

Grades 6 - 8

Hayden is from Bay City, MI.  He attended Bethel Lutheran School and attended high school at Michigan Lutheran Seminary.  From there he went to Martin Luther College. 

After his freshman year, he went to Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, MI, but decided to return to MLC for the 2016-2017 school year.  In his senior year, he student taught at St Jacobi where he taught 7th grade.  Hayden graduated from MLC in 2019.  

In the summer of 2019, Hayden married his wife, Jessica, whose maiden name is Thierfelder.  She is originally from West Palm Beach, FL.  

His first call was to Emanuel Lutheran School in New London, WI and has been at First Lutheran since 2020.

Hayden and Jessica have two children, Ilah and Gideon.

Hayden enjoys fishing, playing yard games (ladder ball and cornhole are probably his two favorites) and other outdoor activities. He is also a big sports fan and cheers on the Michigan Wolverines, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers. 

Erica Warmuth

Kindergarten - 1st Grade

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 young.  
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

Office Administrator

Steven Davis joined the church and school staff in the fall of 2017 as the office administrator.  

Steven and his wife, Leah, have three daughters, Madelynn, Mackenzie, and Amelia.  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 Clark


June has been a lifetime member here at First Lutheran.  

June and her husband, Darwin, have been married since 1971 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.