Flossmoor Community Church is blessed with a creative, energetic and hard-working staff. The staff faithfully serves the Boards and Committees, congregation and guests, and strives to provide the very best worship, ministries and welcome to all.
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Fred Lyon, Senior Pastor
708-798-2800, ext. 17 firstname.lastname@example.org
We called Pastor Fred Lyon as our Senior Pastor in November 2010. He served congregations in the greater Washington, DC area for 22 years. He felt called here because of FCC’s intentional focus on Christ and diversity, as well as the congregation’s openness to discerning new directions where the Holy Spirit is leading them. As Senior Pastor and Head of Staff, Fred is in charge of many things and offers leadership to the Worship & Arts, Christian Education, Stewardship and Personnel Committees. Pastor Lyon graduated from Bucknell University (BA) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church [PC (USA)] and is married to Rev. Dr. Jan Edmiston. They are parents to Ben, Jay and Libby.
Randall Tate, Assistant to the Pastor for Pastoral Care
708-798-2800, ext. 26 email@example.com
Randall joined our staff in July 2019 to provide Pastoral Care to our congregation; particularly to those with ongoing care needs. He has his Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary , where he was awarded a Fellowship for Highest General Excellence. He has served as the Chair of Deacon Ministry at New Faith Baptist in Matteson since 2005, where he also founded a Grief Support Ministry. He has worked on multiple mission trips to Ghana, West Africa and has served his community by volunteering as a tutor and mentor.
Randy and his wife, Deborah live in Flossmoor with their daughter, Kristin. Their son, Brandon is a captain in the US Army and is currently stationed with his wife and children overseas in Germany.
Betsy Hanzelin, Director of Congregational Enrichment
708-798-2800, ext. 18 firstname.lastname@example.org
Betsy joined the FCC staff in1992 and served as Youth Director until June of 2015. She began the Director of Congregational Enrichment position July 2015 and works primarily with the areas of Congregational Connections, Worship, Adult Education, and Faith in Action (formerly Outreach). Betsy, and her husband Rick, both grew up at FCC, were married here and have two grown daughters, Grace and Emma.
Jamie Ford, Director of Church Operations
708-798-2800, ext. 11 email@example.com
Jamie officially joined the FCC staff as an Admin in Spring 2016, and became the Director of Church Operations in May 2019. Jamie and her husband Scott have been members since 2010. When she isn't working, Jamie enjoys time with her daughters, Annie & Sammy and their rambunctious Great Dane, Stella. Jamie is happiest when she is outside, cooking or by the water!
Allison Billings, Director of Youth Ministries
708-798-2800, ext. 19 firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison joined the staff in July of 2015, but was not new to the church. Allison grew up around the corner from FCC, and participated in the youth program throughout high school. After college, she had the opportunity to start a youth group at a church in Chicago, which led her to pursue her calling to youth ministries. She is excited to continue working with the amazing youth and leadership team at FCC. After a brief time in Oregon, Allison, her husband Marc, and their 2 dogs have returned to Illinois and live in Homewood. They love spending their time outside, hiking, and traveling.
Leslie Maxie, Director of Children's Ministries
708-798-2800, ext. 16 email@example.com
Leslie is filling is as our Summer Coordinator as we begin our search for a new Director of Children's Ministries. Leslie, and her husband Kenny joined FCC in 2015 and keep themselves busy with their daughters Lily (5) and Rosie (3). Leslie has been a volunteer in Children's Ministries and we appreciate her energetic and loving attitude as she leads our children!
Brooke King-LaBreck, Director of Communications and Community Engagement
708-798-2800, ext. 13 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooke has been a part of FCC for many years, as she was raised in the church. She joined the FCC staff in 2004 as an Administrative Assistant and in September of 2019 because the Director of Communications and Engagement. She enjoys using her background in the arts, creative spirit and love for the church to provide graphic design and editing of bulletins, newsletters and publicity materials. Having formerly run FCC Open Mic nights, she now coordinates two FCC Community Engagement events (and fundraisers) annually, each with an emphasis on Community performing artists. Brooke, who is the proud mom of Dylan and Ash, also enjoys traveling with her husband, Chris, singing, painting, photography, gardening, and DIY projects in her "spare time".
Dallas Collins, Interim Director of FCC Weekday Preschool
Dallas graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and joined FCC staff in 2009 and has operated as our WPS Assistant Director for the past 10 years. She is thrilled to continue as our Interim WSP Director this year. Dallas resides in Homewood with her husband Jim and their teenage children James and Addison. She also sits on the HF Park District Board of Commissioners. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach and playing with her dogs. Her guidance,high energy and smile are a blessing in the halls of Weekday Preschool.
Judy Jensen, Financial Manager
708-798-2800, ext. 14 email@example.com
Judy joined the FCC staff in 2000, following previous work in a bank and experience in financial management. At FCC, she keeps the records and handles all incoming and outgoing money for both the church and Weekday Preschool. She is most appreciated by the staff as being the one who does payroll! Judy and her husband, Chuck, joined FCC in 1973 and raised their daughters, April and Amy here. Amy and Erik have a daughter, Sydney who is the light of Judy’s life and calls her “Mag”.
Megan Maginity, Administrative Assistant
708-798-2800, ext. 11
Megan Maginity joined our staff as our Administrative Assistant in October 2019. She's available to assist Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and in addition to general administrative duties in our fast-paced office, she coordinates the management of our facility use for the church and Community House. Megan, her husband Scott and their young son Henry moved to Homewood from Chicago just over a year ago.
Katie Van Heel, Music Ministries Coordinator / Children's Choir Director
We welcomed Katie Van Heel as Music Ministries Coordinator in the fall of 2017. Katie grew up at FCC, attended H-F High School and has sung with Chancel Choir in recent years. She graduated from Augustana College with a BA in Vocal Music Education, and is entering her tenth year of teaching K-5 general music in the Blue Island School District. Katie got her start in choral singing as a member of our Cherub Choir! She is also the Director of our Children’s Choir.
Michael Rugen, Chancel Choir & Chancel Ringers Director
Michael Rugen recently retired as the Choral Director at Homewood-Flossmoor High School and has been at FCC for 11 years. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a Master of Music in Conducting from the University of Illinois. Mr. Rugen has received the Award of Recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education and is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Illinois Music Educators Association, and Music Educators National Conference. He and his wife Cathie have three talented children, Diedre, Evan and Jared, who have all lent their voices to our Chancel Choir over the years.
Vonda Hardesty, Organist
Vonda has been playing the organ and piano in churches for over 30 years, starting when she was just 12 years old. She is pretty much self-taught, having had a couple of years of piano lessons when she was 9. Vonda loves music, feels music and thoroughly enjoys sharing her music with others. Vonda has been at FCC since 2005, and feels that the congregation really appreciates her musical offerings. She also accompanies all the choirs at Marian Catholic High School, and has been there since 2001. Vonda and her husband, Tom have two grown daughters — Erika and Emily. When they’re not working, they love riding their Harley Davidson wherever it takes them.
David Dau, Maintenance Manager
708-798-2800, ext. 15 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave joined the FCC staff in 2004 after learning of the job from his uncle, Don Flaig, who also served in the Maintance Department at FCC. We are blessed to have Dave to keep things running in this large facility!
Bob Callahan, Day Porter
708-798-2800, ext. 15 email@example.com
Bob joined FCC in 2013 and recently has expanded his duties to include Day Porter and Kitchen Coordinator. Bob is on site every other Sunday morning as well as part-time on four weekdays.
Aaron LaBreck, PADS Manager
Aaron is FCC’s PADS Site Manager, and works with the Homeless men who stay at FCC on Sunday nights from October through April. His responsibilities include volunteer coordination, supplies management and on site direction of PADS activities at FCC.