Staff at First:

Executive Team:

Danny Schaffner Jr., Lead Pastor
Jeremy Hopkins, Creative Arts Pastor
Hank Wilson, Groups Pastor
Jerry Hopkins, Executive Pastor
Roberta Lower, HR & Accounting Administrator

Ministry Staff:

Don Orr, Missions and Operations Pastor
Hank Sanford, Care Pastor
Eric Friedmann, Location Pastor - Urbana
Daniel Thompson, Groups Associate Pastor
Jared Prince, Creative Arts Associate Pastor
Aaron Hayse, Creative Arts Associate Pastor
Heidi Gnadt, Guest Services Pastor
Blaine Wright, Communications Pastor
Matt Clark, Student Pastor
Adam Blackman, Student Associate Pastor
Britany Carver, Student Assistant
Erin Fenelon, Children's Pastor
Jackie Holt, Children's Associate Pastor
Leah Weesner,Children's Assistant Pastor and Special Needs Coordinator
Tiffany Hamilton, Nursery Director


Support Staff:

Debbie Birge, Facilities Manager and Admin Support
Jacob Ablen, Facilities Assistant
Scott Boesch, Facilities Assistant

Tracy Burgess, Administrative Assistant
Michelle Jacob, Administrative Assistant

Nolan Osmond, Technical Specialist


To contact members of our staff, please use the form on the Contact Us page.