Senior Pastor

Rick WagnerSenior Pastor

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Church Vision

  • Primary Teaching Pastor

  • Lead Elder Team

  • Leadership Development

  • Interim Local, National and International Serving Teams contact

“After coming to faith in Christ in college, something deep inside me knew that I was to give my life in helping others know Jesus. I have a great desire to help foster a church that is irresistible and relevant in today’s world – reaching out and touching people in our community.”

Rick began at E-Free in 1997 as an Associate Pastor and became Senior Pastor in 1999.  He graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Illinois State University, and a Master’s of Arts in Counseling and a Master’s of Arts in Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

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Directors

Brandon Jamison – Worship Director

Areas of Responsibility

  • Oversees Worship Services

  • Oversees and manages Musical aspects of Worship Services

“I came to faith in Christ just out of college after a long period of deeply and sincerely searching for Truth.  I began touring in a Christian rock band with a strong desire to use music to reach out to others who were seeking, and share with them what I had found in Christ.  I carry that passion with me to this day and am excited to be part of a church that cares so much about reaching out to people!”

Brandon and his wife, Leah, began attending E-Free in 2004.  He joined the worship team in 2006, and was added to the staff in 2012.

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Dawn Summers – Director of Children's Ministry

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Oversees children's ministry curriculum, events and summer ministries

  • Works with volunteers to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children can learn and engage with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

"I grew up in the church and came into a relationship with Jesus in elementary school. In high school and throughout college, I sensed God’s calling to minister to children. I received my Bachelor’s in Science of Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. I went on to teach elementary school in the primary grades including preschool, kindergarten and first grade. All along the way, I felt the Lord pushing me towards ministry. In 2016, He provided me the opportunity to enter His calling as I joined the staff at EFC. I am excited to see how the Lord will use me to serve and reach children!"

Dawn's office hours: Tuesdays – 9am-5pm, Wednesdays – 9am-12:30pm, Thursdays – 9am-4pm

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  Rob Quinton –  Director of Youth Ministry   Areas of Responsibility :  Oversees programming on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights  Supervises Youth Ministry Event Planning  Supervises ENGAGE Process (Cultivating 6th-12th grade students’ spiritual gifts for the Body of Christ)  Leads Adult Youth Ministry Volunteer Team  “I came to faith in Christ as a junior in high school. After a prodigal period, I returned to Him by God’s grace through a college classmate’s caring witness. I love the community of serving, reaching, and growing here at E-Free Church.”  Rob graduated with a Bachelor’s of Political Science from Illinois State University. He began attending EFC in 2014 and joined the Youth Ministry team as a Sr. High Small Group Leader, then joined the Teaching team in 2015. After serving as a Youth Ministry Intern, Rob was added to the staff as Youth Ministry Director in November of 2017.  Rob's office hours:  Monday-Wednesday 9:00 am-12:00 pm  Monday & Thursday 1:00-6:00pm by appointment   Send Rob an Email

Rob Quinton – Director of Youth Ministry

Areas of Responsibility:

Oversees programming on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights

Supervises Youth Ministry Event Planning

Supervises ENGAGE Process (Cultivating 6th-12th grade students’ spiritual gifts for the Body of Christ)

Leads Adult Youth Ministry Volunteer Team

“I came to faith in Christ as a junior in high school. After a prodigal period, I returned to Him by God’s grace through a college classmate’s caring witness. I love the community of serving, reaching, and growing here at E-Free Church.”

Rob graduated with a Bachelor’s of Political Science from Illinois State University. He began attending EFC in 2014 and joined the Youth Ministry team as a Sr. High Small Group Leader, then joined the Teaching team in 2015. After serving as a Youth Ministry Intern, Rob was added to the staff as Youth Ministry Director in November of 2017.

Rob's office hours:

Monday-Wednesday 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Monday & Thursday 1:00-6:00pm by appointment

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Laura Sackett – Communications Director

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Lori Heil – Director of Small Groups

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Lou Herrin – Director of Senior Care

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Dave and Marilyn Musick – Choir Directors

Areas of Responsibility

  • Oversee Adult Choir and the 8:30am Worship Service

“E-Free provides us a place to serve our God with traditional music and choir.”

Dave and his wife, Marilyn, began attending E-Free Church together in 1980. In 1983 they became the Choir Directors and began overseeing the Traditional Service in 1994, and continue to oversee and help lead the 8:30am blended service today. Marilyn also serves as Curriculum Director for E-Free Kids, our ministry for elementary age children.

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Office Staff

  Karen Estes –    Operations Manager   Areas of Responsibility:   Oversees daily operations  Oversees office staff and maintenance staff  Oversees facility usage and maintenance  Fellowship One Champion, data integrity and training  First Impression and Hospitality Ministries contact  “I was invited to E-Free in 1999, and dedicated my life to become a Christ-follower at this church! I love coming to work and being able to use my spiritual gifts for the glory of God.”  Karen has attended E-Free Church since 1999. She began working at the church in 2010.   Send Karen an Emai l

Karen Estes – Operations Manager

Areas of Responsibility:

Oversees daily operations

Oversees office staff and maintenance staff

Oversees facility usage and maintenance

Fellowship One Champion, data integrity and training

First Impression and Hospitality Ministries contact

“I was invited to E-Free in 1999, and dedicated my life to become a Christ-follower at this church! I love coming to work and being able to use my spiritual gifts for the glory of God.”

Karen has attended E-Free Church since 1999. She began working at the church in 2010.

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Bob Mercer Financial Administrator

Area of Responsibility:

  • Oversees finances for church

  • Responsible for financial statements

  • Responsible for payroll and human resources duties

“I was excited when the part-time position as Financial Administrator became available at E-Free.  We have shared life with several wonderful small groups. We are happy to have had our children grow up in this loving and supportive church family. Since about 2006, I have been a door greeter and my wife Karen has been involved in the Youth Ministries.   E-Free is a wonderful place to work – it is a joy to serve with others who are so dedicated to sharing Jesus with the world.”

Bob and his family have attended E-Free since 2000. He started working at E-Free in 2014.

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Kris Smith – Administrative Assistant

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Lynne Dobbins – Administrative Assistant

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Elders

rick wagner, DAVE HELD, Ralph Smith, DICK LANG, david fry