Staff & Elders
RICHARD & FREDDA FERRIS
When my wife Fredda and I first arrived at Faith Church in 2005 we found it to be a warm and friendly place. As pastor, I've sought to maintain that spirit because I know friendliness is important in a church. Aside from making friends, I want to make sure you meet Jesus here, too. He’s taken Fredda and I on an exciting journey that I hope I’ll have the chance to tell you about. Fredda and I were married in 1992 and have three beautiful daughters, a son-in-law and a dog named Bo. I’m a graduate of Drexel, Capital Bible, and Dallas Seminary but I’m still a student of God’s word and sharing what I learn is what gets me up in the morning (that and a strong cup of coffee). You might be interested to know that I'm a local boy – born, raised and lived in Delaware County most of my life – so I love the people, speak the language and I’ll do almost anything for a soft pretzel. It’s great to be pastor of Faith Church and I hope for a chance to meet you soon!
JIM & ANN SKULSKI
Worship Leader, Elder
I’m Jim Skulski and I became the worship leader here at Faith in the summer of 2014. I’ve been leading worship and have served in pastoral roles in various churches in Pennsylvania and North Carolina for many years. I grew up and live here in Brookhaven with my wife Ann, and we have four grown children and three grandsons spread out across the US. I have a deep love for the community where I operate my family’s electrical business. Serving the church, community, and leading worship continue to be passions of mine. Once I accepted Christ as my Savior, I knew that I had to serve. I had always been a musician, but I took up the guitar and began leading worship with youth groups and in the church. Ann and I spend our vacation times visiting our family and enjoy being part of the ministry at Faith! We hope you will too!
Children's Ministry Coordinator
My name is Linda Skaer and I serve as the Children's Ministry Coordinator at Faith Community Church. I have been married for 28 years to my high school sweetheart Kevin. We have 4 amazing children and 2 dogs. I accepted Christ as my savior when I was about 12 and fully committed my life to Him when I was 17. Kevin and I grew up in Florida and the beaches there are our favorite place to be. So much so that we take our children for a week every single summer. Some of my favorite things to do include, reading, cheering on my children in the things they are involved in and watching football. Go Eagles!! I love spending time with Kevin and our children, and their friends, but what I am most passionate about is seeing all children come to know Christ as their savior, to grow in their understanding of God's word and to share that understanding with their family and friends.
When I first came to Faith Church I instantly felt like I was at home. I felt awkward as the Pastor’s kid but was instantly accepted into the many programs such as Pioneer Clubs and Youth Group. This allowed me to meet many kids my age and adults who cared. Since then, I married my high school sweetheart right in Faith Church and now help lead the Youth Group thanks to the many wonderful faces that impacted my life growing up. I’m a Cedarville University graduate and now teach fourth graders at The Christian Academy in Brookhaven. My husband Grant and I live just over the border in Wilmington, Delaware. When we aren’t hanging out with middle and high schoolers we love doing puzzles and trolling around for neat coffee shops around town. We hope to see you around soon!
My name is Grant Lindemuth, when I first attended Faith Church it was the youth group when I was in high school. I was welcomed and felt like I was a regular attender. It is my goal to make everyone who attends youth group feel as welcome as I felt when I first attended. It is exciting to see God work in the lives of our teens as this age is a very impactful time of our lives. A little more about myself...I married my high school sweetheart, Michaela. I enjoy spending time playing sports, doing puzzles, playing board games and spending time in nature.
I was born to a pair of Christian parents, both of whom are members and leaders in the church. I accepted Christ when I was 5 years old after experiencing Vacation Bible School for the first time. Even then, the influence of the church in my spiritual well-being was apparent. Since then, I have had the privilege of being constantly surrounded by strong Christian leaders, friends and role-models in both private school and the youth group ministry. I grew up in the FCC youth group and bonded with many friends that I have retained to this day (I happen to be working alongside two of them!). My positive experience as a youth group student has allowed me to have a fresh perspective on becoming one of the youth group leaders this year. This year, I have been blessed to work with Michaela and Grant in the youth leader position. Together, we have learned a lot about serving, leadership, patience and prayer. It is my hope that this can continue throughout this year!
Hi! I'm Lynn Gormley and I find joy in serving God in any way I can, so I'm especially thankful to serve as Office Manager at FCC! I'm married to my best friend Tom and we have 5 wonderful children and our 6th "child" is our dog named Koda. I'm also blessed to serve as a volunteer hospice worker where I get to share the love of Christ in many ways. In my spare time, I like spending time with my family either playing or watching sports, any type of boating and reading (preferably lying on a hammock:) Glad to be part of the great things happening at FCC!
JON & STACY FOREACRE
Chairman of the Elders
I have been married to my wife, Stacy, for 14 years and we have three boys ages 7 to 12. We have attended FCC for 19 years. We love FCC because its biblically grounded and service oriented. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and working around my house. Since I serve as the Chairman of the Board, my hope/goal for FCC is to deepen their faith in Jesus. I believe that FCC is growing because of our love for others. I look forward to seeing all the things that God accomplishes through FCC in the next few years. Please come say hi to me and my wife if you decide to visit.
JEREMY & ELIZABETH JACKSON
My name is Jeremy Jackson. My wife, Elizabeth, and I were married at FCC in 2003 and have four kids. I enjoy rooting on Philadelphia sports teams, fire pit nights with friends and family and snacking on cinnamon candy (very specifically Hot Tamales). I am excited to see how God will grow our church up in Him and grow us out to make an impact for the community.
JOE & JILL GRANDE
My name is Joe Grande. I have been married to Jill for 31 years. We have two Rottweilers named Gentry and Gable. We have attended FCC for 34 years. I have served as an elder off and on for the past couple of years. Jill and I own our own business, creating draperies and window treatments for homes. In our free time we love to spend time with our nieces and nephews. I love to golf and Jill loves to decorate. I look forward to meeting you if you visit.
KEVIN & LINDA SKAER
My name is Kevin Skaer and I am married to my high school sweetheart, Linda. We have four children, Cody, Zachary, Tyler and Alyssa. We both accepted Christ as our Savior when we were teenagers. God has called us to serve in His ministry here at Faith Community Church as we participate in children’s ministry, teaching, and supporting families. We enjoy spending time with our family and vacationing to Florida. It is a joy for us to minister together at FCC.