Creative Christian Childcare & School

9455 N. 76th St. Milwaukee, WI 53223 | 414.362.0132

6 Weeks to 10 Years Old

& School


Pastor Lori Wilke  -  Managing Director

Lead Teacher

  Lori Wilke graduated from Carthage College with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with a special emphasis on Special Education. Lori has served with her husband, Pastor Tom Wilke for over 29 years as a Pastor and for over 7 years as the Children and Youth Pastor at Spirit Life Church

     She has received her honorary Doctorate Degree from Grace Theological Seminary.

    She is passionate about helping your children become strong and courageous in their God-given calling, intellectually and spiritually.

    Lori homeschooled her daughter Laurelle through her elementary, high school and college years. Her life scripture verse is Matthew 19:14 “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

                        Lori is also a Christian Recording Artist and Author. You  

                        can listen to her music and purchase her ministry     

                        resources at:

                        Lori can be contacted by at:

                        or Phone: 414-362-0132.

Emma Smith -- Lead Teacher

Professional Childcare Specialist

My name is Emma Smith. I have four wonderful children and have been married to a  godly spouse of over 6 years.

I have been the Lead Teacher in all different age groups and currently teach in the Infant and Toddler Room.

Children are my passion in life. I am a licensed and certified teacher with the Department of Children and Families in the State of Wisconsin.  I have served over 16 years as a Childcare provider.  I aspire to provide your child with safe and healthy care along with a spiritual environment that will help the children grow in their faith toward God.

I commit to being responsible for the children’s health and physical development, social and emotional growth, language and communication skills and basic cognitive knowledge in science and math. Mixed into all the educational programming is the continual study of God’s Word and prayer to help each child learn about God’s love and His will.

I am glad to say that I have the honor of serving your child at Creative Christian Childcare and the leadership team at Spirit Life Church.

Emma Smith

Childcare Specialist

C3 Staff & Teachers

Hello my name is Tom Wilke. I have served as the Senior Pastor of Spirit Life Church for over 29 years.  Pastor Lori and I have always had a heart and vision to reach out to parents and their children.

Serving as the pastor and administrator of our Daycare and School and also Lead Teacher gives me the opportunity to bring God's love and the power of His truth into the lives of those we meet.

It is our desire to provide an awesome experience in areas of academics, spiritual encounters and customer service to all those we serve.

I pray your family and your children's lives will be eternally transformed as you receive from the ministry and services we have to offer.

May Creative Christian Childcare and School become a home away from home for you and your children!

Blessings on your growth and development in Christ!

Tom Wilke

Center Administrator / Pastor

Tom Wilke - Center Administrator / Pastor

Lead Teacher

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

- Proverbs 22:6

Hello my name is Laurelle Wilke.  I have served as a children's teacher and pastor at Spirit Life Church for many years. I'm excited to join the Creative Christian Childcare teaching staff as a Lead Teacher.

I earned my college credits from Victory Bible College with a major in Biblical Studies and received my internship as a pastor at Spirit Life Church and School of Ministry.

I have a very strong passion for children and compassion to help them and their families be strong and healthy to live out their God given calling and destiny.

I am gifted in creative communication, drama, art, music, singing, dance and as the people of Spirit Life Church know very well, good at baking and cooking. I love using music to worship God and as a powerfully creative way to interceed for God's plans and purposes to come to pass.

My pastors encourage me to use my gift of teaching and counseling to help the children I teach and especially for those who have special needs.

It is my desire to see the children under my care become champions for Christ and grow up to do all that God has called them to do and become!

I look forward to meeting you and serving your children and your family.

Laurelle Wilke

Teacher / Children's Pastor

Laurelle Wilke - Preschool Teacher

Esthefanie Avila -- Lead Teacher

Professional Preschool & Teaching Specialist

Hello, my name is Esthefanie Avila. I am a thrilled to have found a wonderful place at Spirit Life Creative Christian Childcare and Preschool where I can express my creativity to young hearts.

The love I have for children and watching them learn is my favorite part of the day and I consider it a gift from God.

I am thankful that he has brought me to this special place to work along side Pastor Lori and Tom Wilke. I am allowed to share my passion for these young lives and use my gift of art and creativity as I teach them.

I look forward to meeting your preschoolers and helping them become all they can be for God!

In Christ's love,

Esthefanie Avila

Preschool and Teaching Specialist