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 (Bachlor 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."

Ryan McDonald

Youth Pastor

Ryan McDonald was born in Los Angeles, CA. Ryan grew up in a military household and moved around a lot growing up. He eventually ended up in Manhattan, KS. It was in Manhattan, where he would hear God’s calling to ministry. Ryan decided to pursue God’s calling to ministry by attending Ozark Christian College, where he will be graduating in May 2019. Ryan loves all things sports. He loves powerlifting. He played football, basketball, and ran track when he was in high school. He was also the trainer for the Ozark Christian College Men’s and Women’s basketball team for a year.

Ryan’s greatest passion in life is serving the Lord. He wants to honor him, and be a good steward of the gifts that God has given him. Ryan’s second biggest passion is getting to be the husband to his beautiful wife, Miranda. Ryan met Miranda when they were in high school, started dating in college, and were married on June 23, 2018. After God and his wife, Ryan loves junior high and high school students. Ryan loves being able to see students grow in their love for Christ and helping them understand how they can use their gifts to glorify the Kingdom.

Life Verse:  2 Timothy 2:1-3

You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 

Heather Harris

Office Administrator

  Our FCC family has a new Office Administrator!  Heather was raised in Burrton, KS. and Cuba, KS.  She grew up singing in church and still sings for weddings and funerals today. She studied Business Admin. at Emporia State University for 4 years and Music-Biblical Theology at Baker University for 1 year.  She played Division NAIA Softball & got scholastic honors in Music & Theater!  

  She worked most recently at Ace Pipe Cleaning in KCMO for 4 years as a Project Coordinator/Controls dealing with contract administration, bidding on projects and marketing. She has a great understanding and knowledge of business/office related tasks and marketing.  Heather has attended IHOP(International House of Prayer) for the last 10 years where she takes part in Global Bridgegroom Fast,  24 Hour Prayer Room, Stronghold Classes, Intercession and Prayer. 

  She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nephews and niece, worshipping, singing, reading, traveling, shooting guns and living a simple life. What excites me most about Heather is her strong faith in God and her heart for the lost and hurting people.  She has endured enough trials in life to understand her strong need for Jesus!  One of her favorite quotes is: ”They tried to break her but what they didn't know is you can't break a woman who can wear her struggles and pain the same way she wears her love and blessings, like the grandest of diamonds around her neck.” 

Heather is a strong, trustworthy prayer warrior and we are so glad to have her on our team! 

Life Verse: Psalm 42:1

"As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God"

Kristina Sommer- Children & Youth Leader

  Kristina Sommer 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