our staff


Erik  Schmidt


Born and raised near Detroit, Pastor Erik is blessed to be the husband of an incredible woman, the father of three amazing children and, since July 2011, the pastor of a church that loves having fun almost as much as they love Jesus. He lives to make people laugh and to help people better understand the Good News of salvation.

For more from Pastor Erik, you can listen to sermons or follow his Blog


Virginia Hamlett

Phone: 734-782-0563
Email: vhamlett@clcflatrock.com

Kristi Hill

Phone: 734-782-0563
Email: khill@clcflatrock.com

Matt Hire

Born and raised in Ohio, Matt moved to Michigan to pursue his degree in Family Life where he met his wife Kaylynn. He loves singing, playing guitar, classic and modern video games, and helping others to grow in their faith.
Phone: 734-782-0563 x301
Email: mhire@clcflatrock.com

Steven Krueger

Steven and his wife, Julie, moved up to Flat Rock from Houston, Texas in January of 2017 to serve at Community.  He loves music, hanging out with his wife and dog, Buddy, hanging out with friends, eating good food, and working on his new house.
Phone: 734-782-0563 x310
Email: skreuger@clcflatrock.com

Jeff Ritthaler

Jeff has been a member of Community since 2002. He loves to watch and play all kinds of sports, and supports the Flat Rock High School Marching Band as President of the Band Association.
Phone: 734-782-0563 x312
Email: jritthaler@clcflatrock.com

Sarah Sweet

Membership Coordinator 
Sarah loves to spend time with her husband, her two kids, and her church family. She’s a verteran of the United States Marine Corps, and outside of work she loves to read, play cards and camp, all with the help of coffee.
Phone: 734-782-0563 x306
Email: ssweet@clcflatrock.com

Jen Westrick

Jen was born and raised in rural Ohio  where she graduated from the University of Toledo.  She and her husband relocated to Michigan and have spent the past 20 plus years raising their two daughters. In her spare time she enjoys boating, watching her girls play softball, and playing poker.
Phone: 734-782-0563 x307
Email: jwestrick@clcflatrock.com