Meet our Pastor and Staff:

Pastor Brent

Pastor Brent Erler

Pastor Brent was a pastor in Marshall and Maplewood before beginning ministry at Family of Christ. He received his B.S. in Elementary Education and taught for 7 years before becoming a pastor. Pastor Brent enjoys working with people of all ages and is passionate about storytelling, theater and the arts. He is married to Molly and has a crazy beagle, Joonie that completes his family. In his spare time you can find him hiking, biking, reading, and dabbling in the arts.


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Cary Whittington
Interim Children's Minister
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Amy McGrew
Interim Youth and Family Minister

Over 20 years ago, Amy McGrew embarked on a lifelong commitment to invest in the next generation and their leaders. Amy has been on staff in small to mega churches—in children’s, middle school, high school and college-age ministries. She received an M.A. in Youth Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary. In addition to working as an Associate for InterServe, she is the Director of Training at Youth Leadership where she plans and implements training events, conferences and their online certification program. She also work as a pharmacy technician for CVS inside Target. In her free time she serves as a Spiritual Director providing opportunities to notice and respond to God’s invitations in the midst of everyday life. She loves to read and travel, and is a fan of hammocks, sheep, Kpop and Korean television shows. 


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Linda Bauer
Office Assistant/Bookkeeper

I am married with 2 adult sons, one daughter-in-law and one granddaughter.  We have one dog, Sadie and several grand dogs that complete our family.

I enjoy crafts (especially repurposing "junk"),  traveling, gardening and camping.


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Mary Wescott


I am married with 2 adult children and 4 wonderful grandchildren.  We are truly blessed to have the kids in our life.

My interests are traveling (mostly east to see the grandkids!), light gardening, golf and bridge.  I also love to shop especially for shoes.



Laura Porter-Jones & Morgan Jones


We have been part of the FOC family since 2008.  We are delighted to share our gifts as singers, songwriters and instrumentalists for a variety of events within the life of the congregation. 



Deb Capener

Choir Director

Hello! My name is Deb Capener, and I have served as Adult Choir Director here at Family of Christ since 2011. I truly feel blessed to help our dedicated choir family to make music to share with the congregation. We are a welcoming and fun loving bunch and always are looking for new folks to join! When I'm not here at FOC, I maintain a studio as a private and college voice teacher and serve as a proud mom to my daughter Addison and son Spencer (and two spoiled cats!)


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