Our Team


Lee Ann Bryce (she, her, hers)

Lead Pastor

 

What’s your most used emoji? 

     · Cowboy hat emoji (of course!)  I'm proud of being a Texan - just not always proud of Texas these days...

 

What's one song I have completely memorized?

     · Song - "Me and Bobby McGee" - been singing that one for years!

 

What are some causes you care about? 

     · Reproductive justice; women are free only if they have control over their own bodies

 

Best piece of advice ever given to me?

     · Make peace with the present moment as it is, not as you wish it was.  It's the only moment you'll ever have.

 

Listen to some of my sermons.

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Rev. Kathy Bowser (she, her, hers)

Pastor of Care and Connection

 

What’s your most used emoji? 

     · The wink and a smile

 

What fictional place would you most like to visit? 

     · Bali Ha'i (however after the film South Pacific, it became the popular name of Tioman Island)

 

What are some causes you care about? 

     · Mission Arlington, Brite Divinity School, Southern Poverty Law Center, WW II Memorial

 

What would be your personal motto? 

     · "Give to everyone who begs from you." (Jesus in Luke's Gospel)

 

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Stacy Roberts (she, her, hers)

Pastor of Children's Ministries

 

What's your most used emoji?

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What fictional place would you most like to visit?

     · Diagon Alley

 

What are some causes you care about?

     · I am passionate about raising awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit relatives. The violence experienced by Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit folx is staggering compared to the national average. The fight to protect our water is so entangled with keeping our relatives safe, as violence dots the map following the pipeline camps. Learn more at https://www.csvanw.org/mmiw

 

Best piece of advice ever given to me?

 

     · Do not give up on yourself. There have been generations of ancestors who didn’t give up on themselves so you could have the privilege of life today, continue that fight so one day, you will be a good ancestor for the generations ahead of you.

 

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Heather Goolsby (she, her, hers)

Director of Youth Ministries & FCC Parent Community

 

Heather is taking a brief leave of absence, and plans to return at the beginning of 2022.

 

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Mike Bass (he, him, his)

Pastor of Church Administration



What’s your most used emoji? 

     · Definitely the smiley face


If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be, and why?

     · I like the shape of the fusilli – twisty and spirally. It reminds me of life. I have not had much luck in getting tomato sauce to absorb into this particular kind, but it sure does look cool.


What would be your personal motto? 

     · Live in the moment.


What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working? 

     · Engaging in rich conversation, whether through a book or with a person.


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Joel Penrod (he, him, his)

Worship Music Coordinator and Band Director


What’s one song you have completely memorized? 

     · The kids version of "Singin' in the Rain" with all of the motions (I am the worst when it comes to memorizing lyrics to any adult songs.)


If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be, and why?

     · Farfalle because it's fun to say and means "butterflies" in English which is a lot better than the translation for Strozzapreti pasta.


What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working? 

     · Making my spouse and kids laugh (and pretty much anyone else).


What’s the best piece of advice you were ever given? 

     · Excerpt from "Vow of Silence" by David Wilcox


         The trees explain the wind out in the distance

         The message is so clear

         I have to send my words through your resistance

         So silent you can hear


         If the light has chased off all your daemons

         There's nothing you must do

         There's no need to explain what you believe in

         They'll feel my love in you


         I'm giving you the right

         Let love adore you

         Across the years and miles


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Laurie Casland Simmons (she, her, hers)

Worship Video Producer and Musician

 

What fictional place would I like to visit?

     · Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory - I love chocolate! I grew up with Gene Wilder's version of the movie. I loved all the colors, textures and "tastes" in the movie.

 

What's one song I have completely memorized?

     · Well, honestly, the list is too long! There are hundreds of songs floating around in this brain!

 

What are some causes I care about?

     · The Women's Haven and support for families struggling in poverty.  

 

Best piece of advice ever given to me?

     · Do your best in this moment right now. 

 

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Zane Freemyer (he, him, his)

Worship Music Contributor

 

What fictional place would you most like to visit? 

     · Fillory, from The Magicians series.

 

If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be, and why?

     · Rigatoni because they look friendly & fun with an open mind

 

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?

     · Spending a chill night with friends at home with a homemade dinner

 

What’s the best piece of advice you were ever given?

     · Remember who you are - Lion King

 

Contact me via e-mail.