FCWC Staff (listed alphabetically)
David Anderson • Senior Pastor
Pastor Dave and Jill came to Fountain City as a new graduate of Asbury Seminary in 1984. They have two daughters, Gretchen and Kirsten, who are now adults and on their own (well, mostly). He loves to travel and experience new cultures. Pursuing the perfect cup of coffee is a special passion (results so far: taste – an Ethiopian coffee shop in Kansas City; ambiance – Venice’s San Marco Piazza). He loves to walk and hike with Jill. His favorite times of the day are mornings with the Lord and evenings with Jill, sipping his latest attempt at the perfect cup of coffee.
| Email PastorDave@fcwesleyan.org |
Steve Bray • Executive Pastor
Pastor Steve’s passion is to see lives transformed by the grace and power of Jesus. He is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and Asbury Theological Seminary. Steve has served churches in Florida, Illinois and Indiana as both a staff pastor and Lead Pastor. He likes to start his day with Oswald Chambers, a good breakfast, and a great cup of coffee. Steve loves to learn new things and embraces new experiences (highlights include sky diving over Key West and hiking trips through the Grand Canyon). Steve loves spending time with Susan (his beautiful wife of 25 years!) and his three daughters, Kayleigh, Madison, and Taylor. He is also an avid sports fan who roots for the US soccer team, the Colts, and IU Hoosiers!
| Email PastorSteveBray@fcwesleyan.org |
Kyna Foster • Administrative Assistant
Kyna and Tony have attended FCWC for about 40 years. Kyna has been on staff since 1998 as an Office Assistant and her responsibilities are accounts payable, payroll, contributions and all Daycare finances. Kyna and Tony have 2 sons, Tony II and Robby. Tony is married to Rett and they have three daughters, the twins (Abby and Laney) and Hayleigh. Robby is married to Allyson, they have a son Carson. Kyna loves: spending time with her family and playing with her grandchildren, working outdoors and shopping antique and craft shops.
| Email Kyna@fcwesleyan.org |
Jacob Gibson • Student Ministry Pastor
Most commonly referred to as Gibson, he came on to lead our student ministry in June of 2015, and is passionate about guiding people from a place of failure in this world to a place success in Christ. Gibson loves increasing his knowledge through reading (C.S. Lewis is a personal favorite and hero). He also enjoys spending time with his wife Hannah, cooking, woodcarving and woodburning, playing basketball, and cheering on the Detroit Tigers.
| Email PastorGibson@fcwesleyan.org |
Michelle Jackson • Children's Ministry Director
Michelle joined the FCWC children's ministry staff in August of 2009. Michelle is passionate about helping children see themselves the way that God sees them so they can love others the way that God does. Michelle and her husband, Brian, are parents to five daughters (Brooke, Ashley, Jordyn, Keirstan, and Katie) and three granddaughters (McKaelyn, Jadyn, and Aubrianna). Michelle enjoys spending time with family and friends, a good softball game, experiencing new things, and hanging out with God's kids.
| Email Michelle@fcwesleyan.org |
Carol King • Office Supervisor and Assistant to Pastor David Anderson
Carol joined the FCWC staff in 2001. She works closely with the administrative staff to coordinate and carry out administrative tasks necessary to support the pastors, directors, and ministry efforts of the church. She welcomes a good challenge and strives for accuracy. She and her husband Michael are blessed to have two amazing sons, Nathan and Caleb. She cherishes family and appreciates the little everyday moments that make life special as she is continually reminded of God’s faithfulness. She and Michael enjoy sports, especially track & field and basketball.
| Email Carol@fcwesleyan.org |
Steve Mathews • Technical Director & Missions Director
Steve, Linda, and their three daughters visited FCWC in the fall of 1991 and found their church home. In 1998, Steve was hired to lead the worship ministries at FCWC. Steve and Linda love working outdoors, gardening, and long rides. Steve’s also a baseball fan, especially the Cincinnati Reds. He and Linda enjoy the Indy Colts and IU basketball, too. Steve also believes one of our primary roles is to usher the Kingdom of God to earth, through loving God and loving people we are privileged to be His ambassadors!
| Email Steve@fcwesleyan.org |
Courtney Merkamp • Communication Coordinator
Courtney joined the FCWC staff in 2008 as Worship Arts Administrative Assistant and has since moved to IT Coordinator. She maintains the church's online presence, including the website, sermon videos and podcasts, facebook, twitter and the FCWC app. She programs media for the weekend services and enjoys offering tech support to the church staff as needed. She loves to learn and strives for excellence in everything she does. When she's not at work, she is busy raising four kids with her husband in Fountain City.
| Email Courtney@fcwesleyan.org |
Nancy Pike • Director of Creative Arts & Congregational Care
Nancy Pike joined the FCWC staff in 2005. She designs and supervises all stage, media and lighting and is now privileged to add Director of Congregational Care to her responsibilities. She will be working in Pastoral Care and First Impressions Ministries. She is a native Texan transplanted by God to beautiful eastern Indiana. She is married, degreed in music education, and loves working with people and doing creative things. Outside of the church, she loves to travel to hang out with people of different cultures. She considers her husband and family to be her best buddies, loves photography, fiddles with antiques, enjoys football, baseball and hockey and realizes that laughing is critical and coffee even more so. . . . . .
| Email Nancy@fcwesleyan.org |
Dan VanDuyne • Pastor of Spiritual Formation
Dan joined our team in the Summer of 2016. Dan has a deep passion for coaching others in their personal faith development and seeing all people feel welcome and comfortable in the church. Dan studied Ministry and Music in his undergrad work at Indiana Wesleyan University and served in the church for four years as a Worship Arts Pastor. He started his master work when he made a shift in ministry focus toward spiritual formation and completed his MDIV in 2016. Dan met his wife Jenna in college and were married in the Fall of 2009. In 2014 their family was blessed with their daughter Emersyn.
| Email PastorDan@fcwesleyan.org |
John Whirledge • Worship Arts Director
John joined the FCWC staff team in 2014. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in Worship in 2009 and has served at two churches before coming to FCWC. John loves to see people connect with Jesus in worship and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit! He is married to Chelsea, loves to spend time with family and friends, travel, read, play guitar, golf, and watch Ohio State Football and Basketball, Baseball (Cincinnati Reds!), Hockey, and Football.
| Email John@fcwesleyan.org |