Chris Goetz

Lead Pastor

  Chris Goetz was born and raised in Monmouth, Oregon… where the grass is greener and the mountains and ocean actually exist.  He is learning that the sun shines a whole lot more in Kansas than in Oregon for which he is grateful, due to his huge love for the outdoors. Chris spends as much time as possible outside hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, biking, disc golfing and anything outside! Both Chris and Natasha received a degree (Bachelor in Christian Ministry) from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo.  

     Chris' first passion in life is the One and Only God and second is his wonderful wife Natasha (Since Jan 3rd, 2003) followed by his two daughters Hope and MaKenna and son Malakai.  Beyond family he has a passion for people coming to know the Lord Jesus Christ.  Chris is full of energy and he uses it to replicate his passion for the Lord in each of the people God places in his path!

  Chris joined the FCC family March of 2009 as the Youth & Children's Pastor.  He learned many valuable lessons as youth pastor.  On December 6th, 2015 Chris was transitioned into the Lead Pastor role.  

  Life Verse: Luke 9:23

"23 Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after (Jesus), he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me."

Bryar Wight

Youth Coordinator

Kristina Traxson

Children Coordinator

  Kristina Traxson was born in Garnett and grew up outside of Parker, KS.  She enjoys being outside, sports, knitting, gardening, kids, ministry and many other activities.  She graduated from Prairie View High school in 2005.  She attended Pittsburg State University where she got her bachelors degree in accounting in 2008.  It was at Pitt where she truly found the Lord.  After college, she began working with the kids and youth in her church and found a passion for ministry.  

  In 2011, she went back to school to get her Masters degree and then on to get her CPA license.  She now runs her own business, trying to help small business and individuals in the rural communities to gain financial success!  

  Her passion in life is to bring hope and joy to kids, showering them with the love of God, and to help people honor God with their life and finances.

“Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.” 

1 Timothy 4:12

Chet Friend

Office Administrator

   Chet Friend  was born in Emporia and grew up in Osawatomie. After graduating from Osawatomie High School in 1997, he joined the United States Marine Corps and was stationed in Camp Pendleton, CA as an Infantryman with Fox Company 2nd Battalion 1st Marines. He served 4+ years with the same unit as a Fire Team Leader, then as Training NCO.

  After an honorable discharge from active duty in 2001, Chet moved back to the area and bagan working construction, which he did for 7 years. In 2009, Chet began work in manufacturing serving 12 years at A&M Products/Clorox in Spring Hill, 5 of those years as a Line Lead, and 2 more as a Reliability Lead.

  Chet married his wife Catie on March 13, 2010, and moved to Garnett in June 2010. They have 3 children Marissa, Dustin, and Brayden. Chet and his family started attending Worship Service at FCC on December 2, 2012, with Chet becoming a member of the staff on September 3, 2021.

"Do not be afraid. Keep on speaking; do not be silent."

Acts 18:9