Elders

 

 
 
 
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Steve and his wife Rochelle were married on December 1, 1984 in Chetek, WI. They have three children, Cody, Traci and Tyler. Steve works as a project manager at an industrial laser company in Somerset, and Rochelle is the Seniors Program Coordinator at The Centre in New Richmond.

When Steve and Rochelle started attending Faith Community Church in New Richmond in late 2006, they felt alone, empty, and adrift. They both knew they were missing something fundamentally important in their lives. Within a few months of attending for the first time, Christ had “kicked the door in on both of our lives and changed everything! From the moment Christ called us, He has been actively at work in every aspect of our lives. While it has often been difficult, our marriage, our relationship with our children, our understanding of work and material things, etc. have all been dramatically changed through the saving message of the Gospel.” In Christ we are indeed “...a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17) Steve says, “I like to help people. I believe my primary gifts are teaching and service and that God has called me to humbly serve our church family at FCC as an elder. My walk with Christ has been both exciting and challenging and even now I am excited to see what God has in store.”

 

 
 
 
 

Josh Maciel

Elder

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Josh was born in the central valley of California. He was invited to a youth ministry as a teenager and was saved by Jesus at age 15. Immediately he desired to serve Jesus and after high school attended a ministry discipleship program where he met his bride, Stephanie.

Following their wedding and serving in various ministry environments, Josh joined the United States Army. While serving for 8 years he earned a Masters of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Josh has served Faith Community Church as Lead Pastor since 2017. Josh and Stephanie have three Children: Micah, Josiah, and Isaiah.

 

 
 
 

Craig Swanson

elder

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Craig has been married to Martha 30 years and attending FCC NR since the first service 20 years ago. They have three children, Annalissa, Oliver and Isaac. Annalissa (married to Andrew Miller) moved back to NR from ND in 2017. Annalissa and Andrew have a daughter, Madeline, born in 2017. Oliver lives/works in North Carolina and Isaac has jointed the US ARMY and will be heading to SC in June 2018 after HS graduation.

Craig and Martha have been involved in short term ministries, overseas ministries, children’s ministries, MS/HS CHAOS ministries, men's/women's ministries, Faith Training Center, small groups, teaching, etc.

Craig joined the elder council in 2015.