OUR TEAM

  • Jeff Marcoe - Lead Pastor  

    Pastor Jeff became the Lead Pastor of FNC in October 2015. Prior to that, he served at the New Braunfels Church of the Nazarene in New Braunfels, Texas, as Youth Pastor from 2000-2012 and Senior Pastor from 2007-2015.  Jeff received his Master’s Degree in Counseling from Asbury Seminary in 1999 and his Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the University of Southern Colorado in 1995. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and had a small private practice in New Braunfels.

     

    He and his wife Amy were married in 1992 and have two children; their daughter Ashley, who is attending Texas A&M University, and their son Alex, who is attending Southern Nazarene University. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and watching most sports – especially anything to do with the University of Kentucky basketball program. And yes, he believes The Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie ever made.

  • Leah Fort - Worship Pastor   

    Leah's lifelong passion for ministry and worship emerged at three years of age, singing with her mother and sister; and, like her father, "preaching" to neighborhood children.  She and husband, Mike, have performed together many years.  Leah accepted the directorship of First Nazarene's worship ministry in 2008, with Mike alongside.  Leah is an accomplished speaker and published author specializing in personal success coaching, helping overwhelmed people connect to life in many new ways.  Her degree in Christian Studies/Biblical Counseling lends itself to this ministry passion.  Her first book is scheduled for release in late spring 2018.  Married 36 years, the Forts have a favorite spot for resting and writing in the mountains of Colorado.  Her favorite pastimes include dates in Mike's classic cars, and all times with their family.  Daughter, Sydney, is married to Chase Clark, and son, Lane, is married to Neeley.  They have six fabulous grandchildren.

  • Josh Fredlund - Children's Pastor   

    Josh Fredlund joined our team in September of 2016.  He has brought great energy and organization to our kid's ministry.  Pastor Josh has over 10 years of ministry experience in a variety of church environments.  He loves teaching kids about the love of Jesus and how that affects the rest of our lives.  Josh has a degree in Children and Family Ministry from John Brown University (2006).  Josh has been married to Natasha since August of 2006.  Josh and Natasha have 2 kids, and one on the way! They love spending time together as a family, being outdoors, hiking, playing tennis, soccer, and baseball.  They also love playing board games and watching movies.  Josh loves to golf, drink sweet mint tea, and cheer on his Philadelphia Eagles!

  • Judy Kayser - Office Administrator   

    Judy has been a member at FNC for more than 25 years.  For the last 18 of those years, she has served alongside our pastors as the office administrator.  Judy is married to Bert, her husband of 30 years.  They have 3 daughters, 2 sons, and 8 grandchildren.  She loves spending time with her family and enjoys traveling.  Her biggest passion outside of her family is the Texas Rangers.  

  • Sam McPherson - Custodian   

    Sam has been attending FNC since April of 1976.  Since January of 1988 (30 years), he has served as the church custodian.  Sam is married to Susan, and together they have 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren (3 girls and 3 boys).  He enjoys spending time with his family, especially with his grandkids.  He enjoys working with computer graphics and reading.  His favorite things include traveling (especially mission trips), family time, and chocolate!

  • Susan McPherson - Associate Pastor   

    Susan serves as an associate pastor here at FNC.  She is married to Sam and has 3 daughters, 3 sons-in-law, and 6 grandchildren.  Susan has been a Registered Nurse since 1973 and is now pursuing ordination as a Deacon in the Church of the Nazarene.  She is a 2nd generation Nazarene and has been a member of FNC since 1976.  She has been active in the church all her life, holding many different positions at both the local and district level.  Her hobbies include spending time with her family, travel, gardening, and volunteering.  Three of her favorite things are chocolate, church missions, and family time.

  • Ron Sullivan - Senior Adult Pastor   

    Ron has served as our senior adult pastor for the past 11 years.  Prior to coming to FNC, he served 27 years in full-time ministry in 5 churches in Nebraska, Arizona, and West Texas.  He received an Associate of Biblical Studies from Nazarene Bible College (1978) and a BA degree in Religion at Mid America Nazarene College (1979).  Pastor Ron was ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 1982 by the Nebraska District Assembly.  He and his wife Deanna have been married for over 38 years, and they have 3 children along with 6 grandchildren.  Ron enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and camping.

  • Jason Tingle - Youth Pastor   

    Jason joined our team in August of 2017 as our youth pastor. Jason is married to Cathy, and they have 5 kids - Macy, Braelyn, Callie, Kinsley, and KJ. He received a BS degree in Kinesiology from Angelo State University (1999) and a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2002). Jason has over 11 years of previous ministry experience as a college pastor and senior pastor.  His hobbies include working out, graphic design, and handyman projects.  Jason's favorite things include Mexican food, Star Wars, Texas Tech, and the Denver Broncos.