Staff

John Hill

John Hill

Senior Pastor

Serving this church has been the defining privilege of my work life. I love this place and I think you will too!

John can be reached at pastorjohn@first.church.

Alyce Wendt

Alyce Wendt

Executive Director of Ministries

Since I stepped into First Church, God’s presence has been palpable. Getting to witness the original building that housed a few hundred grow to a multi-campus, regional church, I’m excited to be a part of the work God is doing here to reach others for eternity!

Alyce can be reached at alyce@first.church.

Grant Allen

Grant Allen

Worship & Music Director

I am excited to serve Jesus and the community at First Church because it’s like living a dream.  I’m literally made to lead worship and to develop other people to do it even better than I do, and every time I get to do that, it’s like walking through a bold, exciting door of destiny that God put right in front of me.

Grant can be reached at grant@first.church.

Kristin Hill

Kristin Hill

Hebron Campus Director

I want to love God more every day, see Him for who He is through His Word, and give Him away as I meet and love the people around me. I wholeheartedly believe in our mission: generation after generation becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus.

Kristin can be reached at kristin@first.church.

Noah Felten

Noah Felten

Worship Director - Hebron

The Good News of Jesus changed my life forever. I am excited to develop passionate Christ followers and train up the next generation of worship leaders at First Church Hebron.

Noah can be reached at noah@first.church.

John Graham

John Graham

Youth Director

I am super passionate about leading students to become fully devoted followers of Christ! I will do anything short of sin to reach those no one else is reaching in our community!

John can be reached at jg@first.church.

Elizabeth Abell

Elizabeth Abell

Wheatfield Children's Director & Youth Admin

Growing up as a student at First Church, my youth leaders and other mentors gave me the knowledge and the environment I needed to be able to experience God’s grace; it was and is a huge blessing! Now, I am excited to lead children here and to share God’s grace and love with others!

Elizabeth can be reached at elizabeth@first.church

Toni Clements

Toni Clements

Children's Director - Hebron

It was all a part of God’s plan for me to be back in my hometown of Hebron sharing the love of Jesus. Choosing to follow Jesus at First Church was truly the best decision I ever made.  I am excited to get the opportunity to see lives changed for eternity just as mine has been!

Toni can be reached at toni@first.church

David Sanders

David Sanders

Media & Production Director

Serving this church in Media and Production is a great privilege . I love this place and I think you will too!

David can be reached at
(219) 987-5156

Reneé Sanders

Reneé Sanders

Building Director - Wheatfield

Since recently starting a family of my own, I am so excited to get to serve Jesus here and be a part of a church that has such a heart and value for seeing generation after generation become followers of Jesus.

Reneé can be reached at renee@first.church

Aubrey Toppen

Aubrey Toppen

Communications Director

Growing up at First Church I got the opportunity to see how the generations before me paved the way so I could know Jesus and experience life change. Now, I am excited to be a part of making a way for others to know Jesus too!

Aubrey can be reached at aubrey@first.church

Aleah Witvoet

Aleah Witvoet

Impressions Director

I want to serve others and share the Good News of Jesus so that other people, too, may become passionate followers of Christ!

You can contact Aleah at aleah@first.church.

Molly Ciancanelli

Molly Ciancanelli

Life Group Coordinator

I have attended First Church for my entire life and in this season, nothing brings me greater joy than serving Jesus.  I love forming new relationships with the people I meet, and I love getting people connected with others through life groups. I love our core value: people need other people!

Molly can be reached at molly@first.church

Autumn Hoyle

Autumn Hoyle

Facilities Manager - Hebron

I am excited to share my love for Jesus and my love for clean spaces by serving at First Church Hebron. I know that growing people change, and I am excited to continue to change and grow to be more Christ-like here. I am passionate about seeing generation after generation become fully devoted followers of Jesus!

Autumn can be reached at autumn@first.church

Jena Felten

Jena Felten

Operations Director - Hebron

In everything I do, I want to glorify Jesus. It is a privilege to see that same purpose come to life for those who walk through these church doors. I love developing disciples, generation after generation!

Jena can be reached at jena@first.church

Leadership Team

John Allen

John Allen

Elder

Ron Fieldhouse

Ron Fieldhouse

Elder

Rich Heemstra

Rich Heemstra

Elder

Cory Good

Cory Good

Deacon

Jon Kingma

Jon Kingma

Deacon

Mark Terborg

Mark Terborg

Deacon

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