camp staff

Derek Bergman

Site Director | Email

Derek is a lifelong United Methodist that grew up in Elkhorn Nebraska, just outside of Omaha. With an Elementary Education degree in hand, he had been serving at Camp Fontanelle as the Assistant Site Director sense 2008. Derek and his family joined the family at LOUMC in February of 2017. Derek enjoys all areas of camp life and especially enjoys seeing all the various ways children of all ages are able to connect with God. Derek’s family includes: Amy, daughter Tava, oldest son Kaden, and Kyler.

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Eric Scheve

Program Coordinator | Email

Eric is originally from Indianola, IA. He has served in a number of capacities at camp, including Cabin Leader, Ministry Assistant, also two summers as an Evening Cook before becoming Program Coordinator.  Eric enjoys staying active, along with following his favorite sports teams, the Oakland A’s and Raiders.

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Jessica Cherland

Office Assistant  |  Email

Jessica joined the camp staff in the spring of 2012. She lives in Spirit Lake, Iowa with her husband, Kevin and their two children. When not at camp, Jessica likes to stay busy with graphic design projects, photography and spending time with family. Two facts one fib: Jessica has parasailed in Maui, Hawaii. She operates the most followed Vincent Price fan account on Twitter. Jessica has met several famous musicians including a well known 90’s band.

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Dennis Barie

Maintenance Assistant

Dennis is from Estherville, IA and is a native Northwest Iowan. He loves woodworking, working on new projects and fixing things. He enjoys keeping busy and loves helping camp impact lives!

Matt Dahlin

Ministry Assistant  |  Email

Matt joined LOUMC in 2012 on his first Summer Staff as a Cabin Leader. Since then, Matt has worked in various roles, from the waterfront to high ropes! When Matt isn’t hanging out 40 ft in the air on camp’s awesome ropes courses, watching the newest shows, being outdoors, and cheering on his Minnesota Vikings, ALL while wearing cameo.

Courtney Wichtendahl

Ministry Assistant  |  Email

Courtney grew up in Mankato, Minnesota, attended Northwestern College and spent time in marketing/promotions in the music industry before joining the 2016 Summer Staff. When Courtney isn’t busy with multimedia at camp, she enjoys spending time with family, hanging out with friends, and challenging any and all to a game of Catan. “SAY CHEESE!”