First Church has a passionate, enthusiastic staff that seeks to build God's kingdom.
Meet our Staff
Before beginning his pastorate at First in 2011, Randy was a teacher at both the elementary and collegiate level. He enjoys spending time with family, especially his grandchildren! And rumor has it he brews a mean IPA.
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PASTOR OF CONGREGATIONAL LIFE AND YOUTH MINISTRIES
Adam joined our staff recently, and we are excited about his gifts in youth ministry, discipleship, and vision. Adam and his wife, Laura, served as chaplains at the LCC International University in Lithuania for the past four years. They have two young daughters.
Miranda Craig recently graduated from Western Theological Seminary with her MDiv degree! Miranda is slightly obsessed with antique books, cold-brew coffee, steel guitars, and worshipping God!.
Rachel serves by keeping track of the church's financial bookkeeping details. She does her job with a warm smile and contagious laughter.
Becky is the church's administrator. She holds the many details that need attending in order for ministry to happen. Becky and her husband Erik, along with their 3 children, are members of First Church.
Dave serves in the role of Property Manager. He oversees the maintenance and care of First Church's properties. When Dave is not at church, you might find him taking a run or spending time with one of his four grandchildren.