Coffee & Conversation
Adults: 10:30 AM
Children: 10:45 AM
Children: Isaac and Audrey
Hometown: Saskatoon, Sask. CANADA
Favorite Movies: Comedies
Favorite Music: I like many kinds
Favorite Bible Verse: Matt. 28: 18-20
How you came to faith: I came to Christ as a young boy kneeling at the side of my parents bed.
Desire for Fairland: That all people are challenged to grow in Christ through our ministries and teaching, and that we can be the hands and feet of Jesus to others.
Favorite part of working at Fairland: I love watching what God can do with us and through us.
My Story: I’m the youngest of three boys. I grew up in a pastor’s house and loved it. Our family lived in the prairies of Saskatchewan. Shortly after high school I moved to Calgary Alberta. I felt God calling me into ministry and enrolled in biblical studies at Canadian Nazarene College. After dating Rachel long distance for several years I moved to Englewood Ohio and was married in 1998. I started to pastor in the summer of 2001 and transitioned to my role here at Fairland in September of 2009. I have two wonderful children who I love to spend time with. With my free time, I like doing outdoor activities with my family and friends.
Children: An Italian Greyhound named Rush
Hometown: Hinsdale, IL
Favorite Movies: Anything that makes me think deeply or laugh hard
Favorite Music: Just about anything… Sorry opera.
Favorite Bible Verse: Hebrews 12:2
How you came to faith: I don’t remember a specific instance in time, rather I grew up continually believing in Christ as my savior from an early age.
Desire for Fairland: That we set a firm foundation of faith and understanding for our youth and continue to be salt and light in our local community and abroad.
Favorite part of working at Fairland: Serving God alongside both those who are brand new to Fairland and those who have been here for many years.
My Story: I grew up outside of Chicago and attended the same church from birth through college. In eighth grade I met my wife, Mallory, when God lead her father to become the new pastor at the church where I grew up. Through youth group experience in high school I felt God calling me into pastoral ministry. Following that call I studied Biblical Exposition at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Mallory and I both attended Moody and were married half-way through our senior year on January 1, 2011. We moved to PA in January 2013 and we started attending Fairland around Easter of that year. January 1, 2014 is when I started my role as associate pastor here at Fairland.
Church Office Hours: Monday-Wednesday -Friday 8:00am-2:00pm
Ministry Team Leaders
Children’s Ministry - Kim Swartz (email@example.com)
Missions & Outreach Ministry – Mark and Margaret Brandt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Adult Ministry - Dave Eshleman (email@example.com)
Congregational Life Ministry - Cindy Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Administrative Ministry - Keith Wagner(email@example.com)
Worship Ministry - Charlotte Bulgrien (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Youth Ministry - Stacy Shrefler (email@example.com)