Children grow in their faith in God by experiencing stories of the Bible and lay the foundation for lifelong faith. Learn more →
Each summer children and youth go to Camp Wapo, a beautiful outdoor overnight Lutheran camp where they discover God and grow in faith in the great outdoors. Learn more →
Young people form supportive small groups, review the core teachings of the Christian faith, serve others, and develop faith practices. Learn more →
Rachel James Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries
Rachel has a Master’s in Community Ministry Leadership from Bethel Seminary, specializing in urban and youth ministries. At First Lutheran, Rachel wonders with the confirmation students, shares highs and lows with the youth group and shows the love of Jesus through local and international mission trips. Rachel and her husband Leo have 2 daughters and can often be found hiking in a state park or at Silverwood.