We are grateful to have a staff that loves God, loves people, and serves our church and community in response to God's call on their lives.
Rob began serving as lead pastor of Ferndale in July 2023. Rob and his wife
Ruthie (McCarty) have four phenomenal children, Josiah (married to our
daughter-in-law Rediet), Jonah, Hannah and Levi. Their desire continues to be
that our unique experience as a multi-ethnic family might help further the
kingdom of God. As a family, they have served churches in Calgary, Alberta,
Canada; the Chicagoland metro area in Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana and Seattle,
WA. Rob is a member of the board for the Justice Network for the Free Methodist
Church USA. Rob is also a founder of “Dismantling Our Ism’s” a Facebook
community, focusing on topics of interest around the gospel, justice, mercy,
compassion, and those who have been marginalized by the Church, our culture
We're so excited to have Bryce as our youth pastor here at FFMC. Bryce grew up in the area, but he comes to us from Maryland. He graduated from Spring Arbor University with a degree in Youth Ministry, and his calling and passion to minister to teens comes through in everything he does. Your teen will love being part our youth group and will thrive under his leadership.
We are so glad to have Laura on our staff giving leadership to our children's ministry. She's comes to us from southern Illinois and is a graduate of Spring Arbor University. She's a great addition to our team and will be a wonderful asset to kids and parents in our church and community.
Kaye Willis is your go-to person at FFMC. She runs our office and takes care of a million other things around the church. If you need information about a ministry event, using our buildings, help locating someone in the church or just about anything else contact Kaye. Oh, and if you just want to be greeted by one of the nicest people you'll ever meet ... just give her a call or drop by her office. You won't be disappointed!
Craig oversees all of the physical operations of our campus. He is married to Kelly, another key person on our ministry team. Craig has a servant's heart, is passionate about the Bible, and is a great guy to have as a friend. He is a tremendous asset to our ministry team.
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