Pastors

Rick WagnerSenior Pastor

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Church Vision
  • Primary Teaching Pastor
  • Co-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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Brett Miley – Administrative Pastor

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Leads Ministry and Office Staff
  • Oversees HR duties
  • Manages Church Budget
  • Member of the Elder Team

“E-Free emphasizes the opportunity for people outside the church to experience God personally, but also challenges people inside the church to experience God intimately.”

Brett graduated with a Bachelor’s of Finance from San Diego State University, and a Master’s of Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He became the Children & Family Pastor at E-Free in 2005, then in 2013 he moved into the role of Administrative Pastor.

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Directors

Brandon Jamison – Contemporary Music Director

Areas of Responsibility

  • Oversees Worship Leaders for Contemporary 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 E-Free. I am excited to see how the Lord will use me to serve and reach children!"

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Rob Quinton – Youth Intern Areas of Responsibility: Oversees programming on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights Supervises Youth Ministry Event Planning Coordinator Leads S.A.L.T. (Student Action Leadership Team) 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.” Rob graduated with a Bachelor’s of Political Science from Illinois State University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Intercultural Studies at Lincoln Christian University.  He began attending E-Free in 2014 and joined the Youth Ministry team in November of that year as a Sr High Small Group Leader then joined the Teaching team in 2015 and was added to the staff in 2016 as a Youth Ministry Intern  

Rob Quinton – Youth Intern

Areas of Responsibility:

Oversees programming on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights

Supervises Youth Ministry Event Planning Coordinator

Leads S.A.L.T. (Student Action Leadership Team)

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.”

Rob graduated with a Bachelor’s of Political Science from Illinois State University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Intercultural Studies at Lincoln Christian University.  He began attending E-Free in 2014 and joined the Youth Ministry team in November of that year as a Sr High Small Group Leader then joined the Teaching team in 2015 and was added to the staff in 2016 as a Youth Ministry Intern

 


Youth Director Opening

E-Free is looking for a man or woman who loves teenagers and wants to join a fun staff team!

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Jeanie Fields – Director of Small Groups

Lou Herrin – Director of Senior Care

Dave Musick – Choir Director

Areas of Responsibility

  • Oversees Traditional Worship Service
  • Oversees our Adult Choir

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

Dave and his wife, Marilyn, began attending E-Free together in 1980. In 1983 they became the Choir Directors and began overseeing our traditional service in 1994.

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Marilyn Musick – Choir Director

Areas of Responsibility

  • Oversees Traditional Worship Service
  • Oversees our Adult Choir

“The people of E-Free are very welcoming.”

Marilyn and Dave began attending E-Free together in 1980. In 1983 they became the Choir Directors and began overseeing our traditional service in 1994. 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     Maintains church website and announcement slides     Fellowship One Champion, data integrity and training     Membership tracking; First Impressions Team co-ordination     Interim Assimilation Ministry contact     Interim 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 since 1999, and has worked at E-Free since 2010. Send Karen an Email

Karen Estes – Operations Manager

    Areas of Responsibility:

    Oversees daily operations

    Oversees office staff and maintenance staff

    Oversees facility usage and maintenance

    Maintains church website and announcement slides

    Fellowship One Champion, data integrity and training

    Membership tracking; First Impressions Team co-ordination

    Interim Assimilation Ministry contact

    Interim 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 since 1999, and has worked at E-Free since 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 has attended E-Free since 2000. He started working at E-Free in 2014.

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Ronda Hall – Administrative Assistant

Area of Responsibility:

  • Ordering supplies for office, ministries, and facility
  • Assist Financial Administrator
  • Weekly church bulletin
  • General office duties

“Over the years I have grown in my personal relationship with Jesus Christ through the Sunday morning messages, serving in E-Free Kids and participating in the Tuesday evening women’s bible study. I have met many wonderful people at this church and now God has provided me with the opportunity to use my talents and gifts by working in the church office. I appreciate being able to serve God and others in this capacity.”

Ronda has attended E-Free since 1999. She started working at E-Free in 2012.

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Rebecca Sommer – Administrative Assistant


Elders

rick wagner, brett Miley, mike sommer, Ralph Smith, david fry