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

Assistant Director | Email

Eric is originally from Indianola, IA. He has served in a number of capacities at camp, including Cabin Leader, Ministry Assistant, a Camp Cook and Program Coordinator before becoming the Assistant Director.  Eric enjoys staying active, along with following his favorite sports teams, the Oakland A’s and Raiders.  Need another person for a game or activity, look for Eric, as he is already ready to join in on the fun!

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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!

jessica cherland

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.