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Adam Bowers

Senior Pastor

John Richardson

Executive Pastor of Discipleship

Kevin Krosley

Executive Pastor of Leadership Development + Operations

Andrew Miller

Pastor of Worship Ministries

Steve Lancaster

Pastor of Student Ministries

Nick Parker

Groups Pastor

Sejdo Alimanovic


Melissa Barnes

Childcare Coordinator

Martin Becktol

Director of Technical Ministry

Alec Biggs

Worship Leadership Team

Rachel Biggs

Local Outreach Coordinator

Rasema Dzafic


Jason Fahey

Worship Leadership Team

Alice Farmer


Andrew Fisher

Student Ministries Intern

Todd Grove

Care Ministry Assistant

Caleb Harms

Website Manager

Robin Harms

Discipleship Executive & Ministry Assistant

Heather Hicker

Accounting Manager

Arik Hotopp

Student Ministry Programming Coordinator

Stephen Kruse

Worship Leadership Team

Michele Lehmann

Database and Contributions Manager

Rhianna Li

Video Intern

Eric Manske

Global Outreach Coordinator

Marlys Miller

Worship Music Assistant

Barret Moore

Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor & Worship Admin

Caleb Moser

Student Ministry Resident

Sylvia Muller 

Events Coordinator and Ministry Assistant

Silas Rivera

Junior High Worship Leader

Carla Rupkey

Executive Assistant, Family Ministries

Erik Shirreffs

Safety Team Coordinator

Ali Shaver

KC Ministry Assistant

Shanna Shirreffs

Connections Director

Teri Stiles

Receptionist and Accounting Clerk

Kari Terwelp

Director of Communication

Kelly Thomas

Fusion Coordinator

Brandon Whitmore

Plant Manager

Tom Tuttle


Jordan Whitmore


Amy Wibbenmeyer

Technical Ministry Assistant

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.

Adam Bowers

Senior Pastor

Bruce Eckhardt

Jeff Estes

Wil Glidewell

Bill Peskorse

Vice Chairman

Michael Proctor

Ben Thomas


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.


J.D. Long (Chair) – Facilities, Finance

Steve Quick (Vice-Chair) – Finance

Gayle Darby (Secretary) – Finance

Alan Heisel – Benevolence

Marilyn Simpson – Benevolence

Sue Stark – Benevolence

Dean Wimpfheimer – Benevolence, Finance

Wei Wu – Facilities

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