Staff of First Baptist Church of Waterloo
Rev. Jonathan Singer, Pastor
Contact Pastor Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Price, Office Manager
Susan Price has been the Office Manager since 2010. She previously directed the children’s choir and was the Christian Education Director for 12 years. Prior to 2010, she was the Director of Music for 10 years at First Baptist. She is active in the community with the recent arrival of Chin and Karen refugees from Burma and traveled to Thailand and Malaysia to discover the journey the refugees have taken from their home country to our community. Susan and her husband have been members of FBC for over 30 years and are parents of two adult children and two grandchildren.
Rev. Carol Teare, Minister of Music
Dr. Randall Harlow, Choir Accompanist/Organist
Dr. Melody Steed, Children’s Choir Director
Candace Newman, Children’s Ministries Director
Bishop Barnes, Custodian
Steve Harty, Gene Van Gorder
Chris Iehl, Chair – The Diaconate Team, made up of up to a dozen individuals, oversees all aspects of what happens in the sanctuary, from filling the pulpit and filling communion glasses to filling the services with worship leaders, greeters, ushers, and a variety of music designed to find a means of expression for each person. The team is also responsible for evangelical functions with membership and benevolent response to local emergencies. They are also involved in providing a variety of ways for people to find social connections, friends and a place to belong.
Toby Teare, Chair – The Trustees take care of purchases and labor involving the maintenance, renovation, and repair of the church building. They also oversee the various community organizations who meet and rent space in our facility.
Christian Education Ministry Team
Lizzie Zondo & Sue Schlette, Co-Chairs – The Christian Education Team have oversight of the learning and transformational growth of our members and visitors from infancy to the golden years. Its reach includes Sunday morning classes and other opportunities during the week for youth, adult men and women, as well as other small groups, our summer Friends in Fun & Fellowship program and the resources in our library.
Marshall Walker, Chair – The Missions Team oversees our support of international missionaries assigned to us by the American Baptist International Ministries and the missionaries we support in the United States assigned by The American Baptist Churches USA and Mid-American Baptist Churches, which includes our regional area of Iowa and Minnesota. This team also oversees missions trips in which our members are involved and all local outreach events and activities that support our commitment to be a missional church inside and outside the walls of our church building, in our community and beyond.