Scott Pickering

Scott Pickering


Favorite Scriptures:  (Pastors typically do not have “one” favorite Scripture.  Instead, “new” favorites might arise from our study time.)

John 3:17 (NKJV) -  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Exodus 14:11 (NKJV) - Then they said to Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt?

1 Kings 22:18 (NKJV) -  And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “Did I not tell you he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?”

The last two are so funny because they capture the essence of being human!

Favorite Book: Religious Fiction - The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Fiction - Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Religious - Almost Catholic by Jon Sweeney

Favorite Food: Hamburgers!!

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor/Topping: Butter Pecan

Something Weird, Strange, or Unusual: During a trip to England, I happened across the filming of the third Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, at Durham Cathedral.


Sue Brown

Sue Brown

Music Specialist

Thomas Sheets

Thomas Sheets

Traditional Worship Leader

Favorite Scripture:

Favorite Book: The Bible

Favorite Food: Peas and Cornbread (don't laugh)

Favorite Ice Cream: Homemade Peach

Something weird, strange or unusual: My favorite television shows are British crime dramas.  I like Reggaeton, too.

Diana Suggs

Diana Suggs

Director of Childrens Ministries

Favorite Scripture: A New Command I give you. Love one another. As I have loved you, so you much love one another. John 13:34

Favorite Book: The Shack. By: William P. Young

Favorite Food: anything Italian

Favorite Ice cream: cake batter ice cream with chocolate chips and peanut butter chips

Something weird: I don’t like jelly on my peanut butter sandwiches and the sandwich must be cut in four squares

Janet Darnell-Pouelsen

Janet Darnell-Pouelsen

Administrative Assistant

Favorite Scripture:   I Corinthians 13:1-8

Favorite Book:  Many, many as I love to read, but a few are Wuthering Heights, Any of the Harry Potter series, and Gone With the Wind

Favorite Food: Steak and Crab

Favorite Ice Cream:  Haagen Dazs-Vanilla Bean and butterscotch topping

Something unusual: Tried out and was called to be on Jeopardy!, BUT we had a vacation to Hawaii planned and I could not make the taping of the show, and they don’t offer you a second chance.


Bonnie Howland

Bonnie Howland

Preschool Director

Favorite scripture: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Favorite Book:  Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Favorite Food: Whatever I don't have to cook!  (But really....Cheesecake)

Favorite Ice Cream and Topping: Vanilla with Caramel Topping

Something Weird, Strange or Unusual: I like to walk on the left side.



Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson

Hand-bell Director

Favorite Scripture - I could never have one.  I’m going with Philippians 4:13 and Psalm 100.

Favorite Book - I love to read to this is very hard.  But I’m going to say The Harry Potter series and Pride and Prejudice.

Favorite Food - Manicotti

Favorite Ice Cream flavor/topping - Haagen Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip with no toppings

Something weird, strange or unusual - I had to ask my family about this one. Of course, they came up with quite a few suggestions, but it kept coming back to having the tumor in my heart.  How strange, unusual and rare is that.