First English has formulated a strategic plan focused on activities organized under six teams – Worship/Music, Youth, Hospitality, Property, Finance, and Neighborhood. Neighborhood activities are a part of our ongoing "Center for Hope" which continues to be a strong partnership of colleges, partner churches, neighborhood representatives, and FELC members.
Worship and Music Led by Debra Brown and James Blackmon
To ensure diverse appropriate opportunities of involvement for all members and neighbors to grow in their faith individually and collectively. Contact James at email@example.com to get involved. Debra's contact details are forthcoming.
Youth Led by Lavinia Meeks
To provide a safe environment for all children and their parents to grow in knowledge, social skill development, and Biblical understanding. Contact details for Lavinia are forthcoming.
Hospitality Led by Jeff Lucky
To provide opportunities for FELC to welcome everyone in order to develop a large, diverse congregation and wide involvement in a variety of programs and activities. Contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Property Led by John Fetters
To maintain, and enhance where possible, FELC building and grounds. Contact John at email@example.com to get involved.
Finance Led by Sara Neikirk
To ensure a strong financial position in order to make our mission and vision come alive within the congregation and neighborhood. Contact Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Center for Hope Led by Rick Bradley from All Saints
To provide a forum for diverse partners to explore new ways to interact and address identified community issues. Contact Rick at email@example.com to get involved.
Communication Led by Josh Saleska
To create and maintain processes for maximizing current/accurate information flow to members, partners and community. Contact Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Each Team has several proposed activities and welcomes additional ideas from everyone. Sarah Gomar (email@example.com) and Sara Neikirk (firstname.lastname@example.org) will gladly answer any questions or help you get connected. Teams will only meet as necessary and meeting dates will be in church bulletin.
Pastor Sally Padgett
The Rev. Sally Padgett was the associate pastor with FELC in 2015, and we are blessed to have her back as the lead pastor of our congregation.
Mrs. Meeks is the youth leader at FELC. She provides a safe environment for all children and their parents to grow in knowledge, social skill development, and Biblical understanding.
Lydia is in charge of running the bike shop. You can read more about the bike shop here.