Faith Lutheran Staff

  • Pastor James Wilcox

    Pastor & Catechism

    Pastor James Wilcox joined Faith Lutheran Church in June 2019. Prior to joining Faith, Pastor Wilcox served as pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran in West Allis, Wisconsin.
    Pastor Wilcox is married to his wife Bonnie and together they have two children Addison and Erin.

  • Mr. Josh Roth joined Faith as Principal and 7th & 8th grade teacher in 2020. He has been teaching for 19 years, and has also served as a principal for 15 of those years.  He is very involved in the overall ministry at Faith Lutheran Church, including church music and youth group activities.  He and his wife, Stephanie, have 4 children, ranging in age from 6 to 16 years old.  His hobbies include anything outdoors, sports, and music.

  • Mrs. Jill Holter


    Mrs. Jill Holter has taught in the Tacoma area since her graduation from Dr. Martin Luther College in 1981. Mrs. Holter has been teaching at Faith Lutheran since 1994. She has taught many different grades in her teaching career, but currently teaches Kindergarten. She and her husband Larry have two children. Her hobbies include kayaking and reading. 

  • Stephanie Roth

    Grade 1

    Mrs. Stephanie Roth joined the ministry team at Faith Lutheran School in 2020 as a teacher’s aide in the preschool, and then became the 1st-2nd grade teacher at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.  She brings with her 14 years of experience teaching everything from the preschool level through the 4th grade and enjoys developing and improving curriculum.  She and her husband, Josh, have 4 children ranging in age from 7 to 17.  Mrs. Roth enjoys knitting, crocheting, music and the arts, and reading. 

  • Mrs. katelyn Parker

    Grade  2

    Mrs. Parker attended Martin Luther College and graduated in 2020 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has lived near the Tacoma area for the majority of her life and loves the Pacific NW. She and her husband, Jeff, attended and graduated from Evergreen Lutheran High School. She enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her dogs, hiking, reading mystery novels, and basketball. 

  • Mrs. Naomi Getka began teaching at Faith in 2016. Mrs. Getka graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College in 1995. Since then her teaching career includes working with a variety of grade levels that include teaching grades 1-5 and freshman through seniors at various schools. She and her husband, Jim, have five children. Mrs. Getka enjoys hiking, reading, volleyball, and time with family and friends.

  • Mrs. Chantel Kolander started teaching at Faith in 2022. She previously taught seventh grade for two years in Arizona. She graduated from Martin Luther College in 2020 with a double major in Elementary Education and Secondary Physical Education and a double minor in Coaching and English. She is married to Evan Kolander, a teacher at Evergreen Lutheran High School. She enjoys watching and playing sports, especially disc golf; cooking and baking, and spending time with her husband and their dog, Dez.

  • Mrs. Nicole Habeck has been a part of the licensed preschool teaching staff since 2015. Mrs. Habeck attended Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN and graduated in 2004. She completed her Bachelors Degree in Education in 2017 from Western Governors University and earned her WA State Teachers License in 2018. Mrs. Habeck has experience teaching preschool through 6th grade. She is excited to serve the families of Faith as Director and Lead Teacher of the preschool. Mrs. Habeck is married to Nic Habeck and they have four children, Lily, Gabriel, Rudy, and Luther. She loves sports-especially soccer and basketball, to do anything outside, and to spend time with her family and friends. 

  • MRS. Dawn Postlethwaite


    Mrs. Postlethwaite joined the Faith Lutheran School team in 2020. She is married and has 4 children.