Erica Farmer – LEAD PASTOR

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Erica's life stands as a stunning testimony to the power of faith in action. She loves spending time with family and caring for her children. She has a passion for knowledge and just completed her Master of Divinity at Indiana Wesley Seminary. Erica enjoys motorcycle rides with her husband Dan, traveling, and being involved in community events. She spends her free time serving, loving others, and shining God's light. Erica was ordained in the Wesleyan Church in 2012 and serves as the Lead Pastor at Foothills Community Church. Her passion is developing healthy churches and leaders that become transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit and become more like Christ to reach the world for Him.




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Chris was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, and it was through growing up in church and what he learned from his parents that taught him to love and trust God. From a very early age, Chris decided that he was going to serve God for the rest of his life. 

It was at FCC where Chris would answer the call to ministry. In 2011, Chris began the process of ordination in The Wesleyan Church. Chris has served in several capacities at FCC, including the youth ministry, playing on the worship team, and serving anywhere he is needed. 

Chris was ordained by the Wesleyan Church 2015 and received his Master of Arts in Ministry with an emphasis in leadership at Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University in 2018.




Steven and Vanessa lead our Children's Ministry. Steven and Vanessa met in 1996, where Vanessa asked Steven to switch her bottom locker for his top locker. Upon declining, Steven says he was placed on the 6 year silent treatment plan! They then went through high school together, but went their separate ways, reconnecting in 2008. In 2012, Steven and Vanessa began dating, got married 4 years later, and have three wonderful children- Austin, Cory, and Haylei.

Both Steven and Vanessa would say their spiritual journey has taken difficult turns. 

Steven, the grandson of a faithful minister, grew up attending church in the Tacoma, Washington area. When his family moved to Tucson, they stopped faithfully attending church. It was when Steven found himself begging for God's help that his life began to turn around. 

Vanessa grew up attending a Catholic Church in Marana, AZ. When her family stopped attending church, she found herself without a church to attend. While she was a senior, Vanessa and her sister were invited to attend a church, where they found themselves for the next four years. Eventually, the church's doors closed and Vanessa found herself at the end of her rope after a series of poor choices. 

It was in their poor choices that Steven and Vanessa found God. They reconnected, started their family, and began attending church. When their church merged with Foothills, Steven and Vanessa were overwhelmed with the openness and love Foothills extended to them. 

Since joining Foothills in 2015, Steven and Vanessa have been serving wherever needed. Steven was voted to the Local Board of Administration and has learned more about serving faithfully than he thought was possible!

In June 2018, Steven and Vanessa took over as the Children's Ministry Director, which encompasses birth through sixth grade.



Ministry Leaders

Erica Farmer – Lead Pastor

Chris Hendrickson – Assistant/Youth Pastor

Steve Johnson – Nursery/Children’s Ministry Director

Mike Keschinger – 4,5,6 Grade Ministry

Scott Brown – Discipleship/LifeGroups

Peggy Terry – Office Manager/Hospitality Committee

Bill Terry – Ushers/Greeters and Building/Grounds

Brittany Cacopardo – Media

Carol Pilch and Linda Evans – Missions

Liz Bailey – Women’s Minstry

Jon Bailey – Men’s Ministry

Tina Blaga – MOPS Coordinator

Local Board of Administration 2019-2020

Chair – Erica Farmer, Lead Pastor

Treasurer – Tom Wacker

Secretary – Wendy Martin

Trustee – Jon Bailey

Trustee – Peggy Terry

Trustee – Ken Barkey

Member at Large – Bob Buckley

Member at Large – Shawn Davis

Member at Large – Harold Lewis