Brian Harpell, Lead Pastor,

It’s hard to believe! Our family has been connected with FBC for twenty years having come from the east coast in 1988. And here’s the big deal about this: after twenty years, our entire family loves this community of God’s people and is still amazed by the exciting things God is doing. My wife, Lynne and I have been married for 30 years and in addition to our son, Scott and daughter, Amanda, we have our goldens Solomon and Beau. Among my favorite activities are dating my wife, spending time trying to stay up with my kids, playing ice hockey, serving as chaplain of our local hockey team, the Silvertips, reading and listening to: Casting Crowns, Passion, Chris Tomlin and Coldplay. A verse that has guided my life is: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."  (Philippians 4:13)


Nathan Yocum, Student Ministries Pastor,

I moved to Everett in 2002 from Columbus, Ohio and love living in the Pacific Northwest.  When I was 16 I felt called to be a student pastor and that calling has stayed a strong part of my life ever since.  I love working with students and watch their relationship with Christ grow and shape their lives as they work through their difficult teenage years.  Some of the activities I enjoy are hanging out with my amazing wife, playing with my boys Rudy and Shane, watching and following Ohio State football, coaching football, and picking flowers.  A verse that has guided my journey with Christ is Philippians 2:3-4, "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than ourselves.  Each of you should not look only at your own interests but also to the interests of others."



Alice Fatzinger, Director of Elementary Ministries,


I moved  to Everett, from San Diego, CA in 1982. Long before graduating from Bible College I knew my passion and gifting was working with elementary kids. Even after 35 years of teaching children about God's love and His Word the Lord still has me going strong. Things I enjoy are spending time with Thyrone, my husband of 43 years, reading, painting with watercolors, and going to the theater with my friends. My current life verse is Psalm 71:18 " Even when I am old and gray. Do not forsake me, my God, till I declare Your power to the next generation, Your mighty acts to all who are to come."


Christen Lanning-Weller,  Director of Preschool Ministries

I have lived in Washington most of my life.  I moved to Everett in 1999.  God challenged me to step out and serve His littlest ones in 1995 and I gladly accepted that calling.  I love watching God get ahold of their little hearts with the truth that He loves them and is with them. 

Some of the things I enjoy are spending time with my kids and being involved in their many activities, following Oregon Duck football and fanatically cheering on my hometown Seattle Seahawks.   A verse that has guided my life is Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”



Ray Berig, Worship Pastor


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