INTRODUCING THE FCC STAFF
Senior Pastor - Dan Pierce
Pastor Dan was born and raised in west-central Indiana. He became a follower of Christ at the age of eight. After High School, Dan attended Faith Baptist Bible College where he earned two degrees in Bible and Theology. While at college, Dan met and married the love of his life, Deb. Dan and Deb now have three grown, married children and five wonderful grand children. Serving Jesus Christ has been Dan’s privilege and passion for more than three decades. During that time, God has opened opportunities to minister in many places, including Taiwan, Republic of China, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, and now Wisconsin.
Email Pastor Dan.
Youth Pastor - John Ackatz
John is a 1981 graduate of Fort Atkinson High School. He then went on to UW-Whitewater and graduated in 1985 with a BBA degree in Management of Computer Systems. In 1984, John accepted Christ as his Savior and in 1989 he started working with the junior high youth program at FCC. In 2000, God called John out of his secular employment into full-time youth ministry here at FCC as the Minister of Youth and Young Adults. John and his wife Debbie have one married daughter, Erica, and a son in college, David.
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Worship Pastor- Chad Sanders
Pastor Chad Sanders was born in Michigan, and he came to know Jesus at Camp Barakel when he was very young. Just before he entered high school, Chad's family moved to Wales, Wisconsin, where he attended Kettle Moraine High School and fell in love with all sorts of music. During this time, he began to learn guitar and to participate in leading worship. Chad went on to earn a degree in Music Education from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He and his wife, Erica, met at a church outside Madison, Wisconsin, and they were married in September 2011. They moved to Fort Atkinson when Chad was called to become worship pastor in the fall of 2012, and are enjoying their son, Caleb, born in December 2013. Email Pastor Chad.
Director of Children's Ministry - Jackie Lyon
Jackie was born and raised in Wisconsin. She graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL with a BA in Christian Education in 1994. During her time at Moody, God called her into ministry to children. She has served overseas with Child Evangelism Fellowship and has also served as the Children’s Ministries Assistant at Wheaton Bible Church in Wheaton, IL. Jackie and her family live in Fort Atkinson and have attended Faith Community Church since 1996. She is married to Dale Lyon and they have one daughter, Elizabeth Grace. Email Jackie
Director of Compassionate Care - Jerry Brown
Jerry is married to Shirley. He became the Director of Adult Ministries at FCC in January 2005 and just recently transitioned to the Director of Compassionate Care. Email Jerry.
Facilities Manager - Steve Spata
Steve and his wife, Elaine, have attended Faith Community Church since 1998. They have four daughters and serve faithfully at FCC. Email Steve Spata.