At FPC, we form Ministry Teams comprised of church leaders and lay members to lead and organize our various ministries.  These teams help our church ministries run efficiently, allow members a focused way to use their gifts and expertise, give congregants the opportunity to mature in ministry and leadership, and help the overall church  stay focused on our vision of seeing “More people, more like Christ.”


Below is a list of our Ministry Teams.  After reading through this list, feel free to contact any of the people listed with any questions.



Prayer Team

Our prayer team gathers occasionally to pray for individuals and the various ministries at our church. Please consider joining us.  Contact: Brooke Baker



Church Communications Team

Since there are so many activities going on at FPC (and especially between two  campuses!), communication is key. This team ensures that information is properly disseminated.  If you enjoy writing, connecting, using social media, and using any other communications tools, please help us out!  Contact: Jen Whiteacre



Christian Education Team

In order to become more like our Lord Jesus Christ, we must exchange the mindset of the world for a Christian worldview in areas such as marriage, workplace, finances, friendships, and the environment. This team facilitates Biblical training in these areas through focused Sunday School classes, special speakers, conferences, and other events.  Please consider joining this team if you love to teach, organize, research educational material, or just enjoy working with people of all ages.  Contacts: John Truschel (Adults); Jonathan Wells, Katherine Cook (High School); Matt and Iana Ostrowski (Middle School); Sue Mulley (Elementary)



Budget and Personnel Team

The Budget and Personnel Team helps organize the financial and personnel operations of the church. Throughout the year, this team works closely with the many ministry functions of the church to support the financial needs of the various church ministry programs.  The team works closely with the church Treasurer to create monthly and annual financial reports and is actively engaged in the annual budget process and audit.  If you’re good with numbers, this is your team.  Contact: Jeff Whiteacre



Audio/Visual Creative Team

The primary focus of the A/V Creative Team is to enhance our worship services through the creative use of audio and visual technology. We seek to emphasize and integrate the core elements of the worship service (e.g. preaching, singing, scripture reading, etc.) in a non-distracting and creative manner that encourages the congregation to focus on God.  We need sound technicians to operate our state-of-the-art digital mixing system, projection technicians to build and operate the worship “slide deck”, and video camera operators.  No prior experience is necessary, but a general level of comfort with technology is preferred.  Anyone age 16 and up can participate as a core team member, but younger folks are also welcome to train as apprentices.  Contact: Rich Mulley



Childrens Ministry Team

The Children’s Ministries Team partners with parents to train children to glorify God and to enjoy him forever!  Our desire is to see all children have the opportunity to know God and hear the gospel!  In addition to working with children, this team offers a broad variety of creative and organizational opportunities to serve.   Contact: Sue Mulley



Hospitality Team

The Fellowship Team uses food, drink, and decoration to create an atmosphere of welcome and hospitality at many of our events, but especially for Sunday mornings.  Anyone is welcome to serve on this very busy team. Contact: Allison Shearer



Welcome and Integration Team

This team seeks to present a friendly and welcoming face to everyone who comes to worship at FPC on Sunday mornings. We hope to be able to provide information to visitors, and to help newcomers get integrated into our church community.  This is a great way to meet people in the church and it’s not just a team for extroverts – please consider helping out.  Contact: Katie Donworth



Local Outreach Team

Working in conjunction with the Local Missions Committee, this team encourages and facilitates FPC attendees to participate in local outreach and service opportunities in Danvers and throughout the North Shore.  This team offers a broad variety of ways to serve, so chances are you have a skill we need.  Contact: Laurie Truschel



Community Visibility Team

The Community Visibility Team works to promote our church in the local community by utilizing social media platforms and other advertising avenues so that people in Danvers and the surrounding communities know about our church and the ministries available here.  If you have a marketing or communications background, are proficient with social media, or if you know a lot about Northshore communities, please help us out.  Contact: Derek Baker



Men's Ministry Team

Acts of Brothers” strives to establish and build friendships between men to help us all grow in our faith in Christ.  Our vision is to see FPC become a place where men can truly be “brothers” in Christ, and no man feels left behind.  This team offers men a broad variety of opportunities to serve.  Contact: Nate Blosser



Global Missions Team

The Global Missions Team seeks to extend the Gospel to our church’s three primary “epicenters” for global mission, and creates missions awareness in the church.  If you have a heart for global missions, consider joining the team.  Contact: Iana Ostrowski



Nursery Ministry Team

The Nursery Ministry Team provides children from birth to age 4 with a safe, loving and Christ-centered environment while their parents participate in worship and other ministries of the church.  No prior childcare experience required.  Contact: Lauren James



Small Group Ministry Team

Small groups at FPC aim to give members a place to connect more intimately with others in the community, to care for one another as we share our lives and stories, to develop and change through accountability, and to work together with purpose to serve each other and our community. Contact: Ethan Hightower



Facilities Team

The Facilities Team oversees all areas relating to the care and upkeep of our worship space and our Danvers offices, as well as considering long term capital building plans.  We are constantly in need of more people for setup and cleanup.  Please consider helping out.  Contact: Derek Baker



Women's Ministry Team

Women’s ministries at FPC seeks to point women to the true satisfaction that comes from living lives secure in God’s promise of true hope and peace that comes through faith in Jesus Christ. This team oversees Women’s book clubs, Bible studies and gatherings of the Women in Danvers, and also works with the Ipswich Women’s Ministries Team to offer a wide variety of social events and opportunities throughout the year.  This team offers a broad variety of opportunities to serve.  Contact: Brooke Baker



Worship Team

The worship team works to promote Christ-honoring worship in all areas of church life, but especially in weekly Sunday services, and with particular focus on music.  If you sing or play an instrument, this may be your team.   Contact: Marlin Shearer



Youth Ministries Team

The Youth Ministries Team’s purpose is to create opportunities to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to young people (Middle and High school aged students) and to walk along side them as they grow in their knowledge of Biblical truth and mature in their faith.  If you like being around young folks, this is your team.  Contacts: Nathaniel Lee



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