Our Team

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Adam Bowers

Senior Pastor

John Richardson

Executive Pastor of Discipleship

Kevin Krosley

Executive Pastor of Leadership Development + Operations

Andrew Miller

Student Ministries Worship Pastor

Steve Lancaster

Pastor of Student Ministries

Nick Parker

Groups Pastor

Martin Becktol

Technical Ministry Assistant

Alec Biggs

Worship Leadership Team

Rachel Biggs

Local Outreach Coordinator

Irene Brunke

KC Friends Coordinator

Sarah Dowdy

KC Events Coordinator

Rasema Dzafic


Jason Fahey

Worship Leadership Team

Todd Grove

Care Ministry Assistant

Robin Harms

Discipleship Executive & Ministry Assistant

Heather Hicker

Accounting Manager

Arik Hotopp

Student Ministry Programming Coordinator

Libby Hotopp

Kid Connection Admin. Assistant

Tara Johansen

Receptionist and Accounting Clerk

Stephen Kruse

Worship Leadership Team

Michele Lehmann

Database and Contributions Manager

Craig Martin

Maintenance Engineer

Marlys Miller


Barret Moore

Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor & Worship Admin

Anastasia Moser


Carla Rupkey

Executive Assistant, Family Ministries

Shanna Shirreffs

Connections Director

Tom Siener

Facilities Manager

Teri Stiles

Receptionist and Accounting Clerk

Kari Terwelp

Director of Communication

Kelly Thomas

Fusion Coordinator

Madison Vierling

Student Ministry Staff

Brandon Whitmore

Lead Custodian

Jordan Whitmore


Tyler Wilhoit

Director of Technical Ministries

Heather Wright

Executive Assistant, Leadership Development and Operations


The Elders are elected leaders who serve and shepherd the church. Contact them at elders@efree.org.

Bruce Eckhardt

Jeff Estes

Wil Glidewell

Bill Peskorse

Doug Pogue


Ben Thomas

Secretary & HR Committee

Martin Truong

Todd Yeager


The biblical precedent for deacons comes from Acts 6, where the disciples sought godly men to assist in the daily operation of ministry.

At First Free, deacons are men and women who serve and provide oversight in various ministries as directed by the Elder Board and Senior Pastor. Some of their duties include administrative oversight over the church finances, benevolence, and other congregational and community ministries.

Deacons can be contacted at deacons@efree.org.


Dean Wimpfheimer (Chair) – Benevolence

J.D. Long (Vice Chair) – Facilities

Sue Stark (Secretary) – Benevolence

Gayle Darby – Finance/Audit

Alan Heisel – Benevolence

Steve Quick – Finance/Audit

Marilyn Simpson – Benevolence

Wei Wu – Finance/Audit

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