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Staff

Directors

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Yale Dampier

IT Director

Tell us about your family.
Married

What do you order at your favorite fast food restaurant?
Green Chili Burrito

What job, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
Fighter Pilot

Name one thing on your bucket list.
Ride in a FY-22

If you had a chance to go back in time and say one sentence to yourself, what would you say?
Front kick first, then round house

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Electronic Engineer

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Amber Hannahs

Communications Director

Tell us about your family.
I’m married to Keith Hannahs and we have two little girls, Story Jane (2013) and Moxie Mae (2015). Keith and I both grew up, lived and worked in Ohio until God called our family to Vero Beach to serve at First Church.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I grew up in the country, on a horse farm and I can still, to this day, probably trim and shoe a horse.

Besides the Bible, name a book that has had a great impact on your life.
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Name one thing on your bucket list.
To go on a mission trip to Cambodia with my husband and my daughters. And to run the Dopey at Disney.

Who did you sit with during high school lunch?
I sat with my 10th grade English teacher my entire senior year. Not because I was in trouble, but I just had more in common with her than most of my peers.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A marine biologist.

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Joey Payne

Office Manager and Executive Assistant to Michael

Tell us about your family.
I married my wife, Amy, in 2005 and I have 2 beautiful daughters, Rilynn who was born in 2009 and Reagan who was born in 2011.

What do you order at your favorite fast food restaurant?
CRAB LEGS! …as long as it is on someone else’s dime. :)

What movie can you see over and over?
I can watch the movie ELF, over and over… and still laugh every time. I can also watch very loud, graphically intense, action movies over and over.

Name one thing on your bucket list.
To travel with a Quartet and sing my little heart out on stage in front of thousands of people.

Who did you sit with during high school lunch?
I sat with the “Preppy “crowd at high school lunch and fit right in, believe it or not.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a police officer/FBI agent/Detective and Chef… very diversified.

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Bob Smith

Building and Grounds Director

Tell us about your family.
I've been married to my wife, Debbie, for 21 years. I have a step daughter Alison who is 32, Stepson Justin who is 29, Daughter Jamie who is 21 and I have two grandchildren Dylan who is 12 and Hayley who is 9.

What was your first job?
Delivering papers pushing a shopping cart because I didn’t have a bike and basket big enough. They were the free papers nobody wanted and people would throw them back at me and call complaining. I made five dollars a week and I’d push that cart for miles until it tipped over in a ditch one time, so I left it there. They fired me and Winn Dixie wanted their shopping cart back.

What was your worst job ever?
See above.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I used to be a Skydive Instructor and also competed in the sport. I have 2,200 jumps to date.

Name one thing on your bucket list.
Dive with sharks.

Who did you sit with during high school lunch?
Nobody, I was across the street playing pool for money.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Fighter Pilot, F-16

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Support Staff

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Nate Adams

Administrative Assistant to Pastor Doug

Tell us about your family.
I met my wife while serving as a missionary in Peru. She and our two adult boys are Peruvian; our youngest, David, was born here and attends Master’s Academy. Our grandchildren are the 9th generation of my family in Florida.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I was a missionary in South America for 7 years.

What job, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
Author

If you had a chance to go back in time and say one sentence to yourself, what would you say?
Microsoft

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An Indian

What’s a guilty pleasure in the fridge?
Ice Cream

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Kristy Bailey

Administrative Assistant to Pastor Don & Pastor Randy

Tell us about your family.
I was born and raised in Vero Beach. I have four sisters and one brother and have always felt blessed to be part of a large family. I am grateful for those in my family who brought me to First Church of God in 2008. What a blessing this church has been to me. I do not have children yet but I do have lots of nieces and nephews to borrow and spoil and return to mommy and daddy.

What was your first job?
I was 16. I worked at Claire’s, an accessories boutique, at the Indian River Mall.

What movie can you see over and over?
The Notebook

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A detective which I’ve found is more common than I thought, or if that didn’t work out I was going to be a monkey trainer like Jane Goodall. Funny thing is, I really don’t like monkeys as an adult.

What’s a guilty pleasure in the fridge?
I enjoy baking (cookies specifically) although I don’t always like to eat them. The good thing is, I have plenty of friends and family who have no problem taking the cookies off my hands.

Name one thing on your bucket list.
I’d love to travel. Some of those places on my bucket list are New York city, Niagara Falls, The Grand Canyon, Italy and Ireland. I love skiing too and anywhere there are great ski slopes (especially for amateurs) is where I’d love to be.

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Jeri Lynn Fitzgerald

Administrative Assistant to Pastor Trent

Tell us about your family.
I am a Vero Beach Native and my husband, Michael, is a transplant from Michigan. We have a mixed family with 4 grown children and 7 awesome grandchildren.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I had a pet monkey when I was a teenager.

What inspires you?
My parents inspired me and their memories still do.

Name one thing on your bucket list.
Travel to Alaska and Israel.

If you had a chance to go back in time and say one sentence to yourself, what would you say?
Follow God’s heart and not my own.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Stewardess

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Mary Poppell

Financial Secretary

Tell us about your family.
I have 2 sons, a daughter and 5 grandsons.

What was your first job?
A Summer job, typing and filing at the IRC School Board Office.

What was your worst job ever?
Working at a Stock Brokerage Office.

Besides the Bible, name a book that has impacted you.
Hinds Feet In High Places & My Utmost For His Highest

Name one thing on your bucket list.
Visiting the New England States in Autumn.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Pianist

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Michele Tegtmeier

Administrative Assistant for Children’s Ministry & Women’s Ministry Coordinator

Tell us about your family.
I am married to my husband Brian. I have a daughter named Samantha who is recently engaged to Dominic Beovick.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I picked apples one summer after college to make money.

What movie can you see over and over?
Holiday with Cameron Diaz.

Besides the Bible, name a book that has impacted you.
Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omaritan

What job, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
Sing and dance in a play.

Name one thing on your bucket list.
Would love to travel to Europe.

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Amanda Roan

Student Ministries Financial Assistant

Tell us about your family.
My husband’s name is John; we have three wonderful daughters, Becca (1997), Brianna (2000) and McKenna (2013).

What was your first job?
I worked full time as a camp counselor in Vero for the Recreation Deparment.

What was your worst job ever?
Retail Sales Associate. It feels like the mall never closes.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I would prefer to live in a cooler climate.

What inspires me?
Watching my kids learn something new.

What job, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
I think I should work at Disney as a princess.

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Cathy Armstrong

Student Ministries Assistant

Tell us about your family.
I’ve been married to my husband John for 26 years. Our son Cody is 23, our daughter Denae is 21 and our son Austin is 16. We moved to Vero Beach January of 2014 after living in Schroon Lake for 22 yrs. ministering with Word of Life Camps and Youth Ministry.

What was your first job?
My first job was working in a sub/ice cream shop and staying with elderly ladies when their caregivers would be away.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
We were going to Spain as missionaries when we were first married until God changed our direction. And I do not like heights. .

What do you order at your favorite fast food restaurant?
I love Chips and Salsa at Chili’s and a Butterfinger Blizzard from Dairy Queen. .

What inspires me?
Godly women setting a wonderful example of loving their husband and children inspire me to learn and grow from them. The ladies I learned the most from have been real and practical as I watched them in their day to day life. Love was very evident in them. The ocean also really inspires me….

Name one thing on your bucket list.
I want to have grandbabies and I also would love to visit Alaska. .

Besides the Bible, name a book that has impacted you.
Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs and Words that Hurt, Words that Heal by Carole Mayhall.

What’s a guilty pleasure in the fridge?
Chocolate.

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Carla Guinee

Contributions Secretary

Tell us about your family.
I am a Cajun girl, born and raised in south Louisiana with 1 brother and 1 sister. I moved to Vero Beach in 1991. I am married to Brian Guinee (in 2000) and we have a blended family. I have 3 children, Joshua (1983), Jordan (1992) and Rachael (1995), and Brian has 2 girls, Chelsea (1990) and Courtney (1993) who has our 2 grandchildren, Michael and Chloe. We call ourselves the “Brady Bunch”.

What was your first job?
McDonalds

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I was a band geek, I played the clarinet and I served as Drum Majorette, leading our marching band in my senior year of high school!

What do you order at your favorite fast food restaurant?
French fries and a chocolate shake

What movie can you see over and over?
The Bourne Movies

Name one thing on your bucket list.
I would love to go to Paris, France

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A Hairdresser (back in my day we called them Beautician’s)

What’s a guilty pleasure in the fridge?
Chocolate bars

What inspires you?
My kids

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Rick Harvey

Executive Assistant to Senior Pastor

Tell us about your family.
I am married to my wife, Amber who works for Florida National Guard in St. Augustine, FL in the Human Resources Department. My oldest daughter is 26 with 2 children, my son is 22 and a full-time college student and my youngest daughter is 19 with one child. My mom is Jackie Harvey. We are all very close.

What was your first job?
Parts counterman at my Dad’s auto parts store.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I play drums and keyboard.

What do you order at your favorite fast food restaurant?
Chick-Fil-A nuggets and waffle fries.

Besides the Bible, name a book that has impacted you.
Maximized Manhood by Edwin Louis Cole

Name one thing on your bucket list.
Surf Tahiti

What was your worst family vacation ever?
A cruise in rough seas. Everyone was puking.

What’s a guilty pleasure in the fridge?
Ice cream.

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Nancy Lilley

Early Childhood Coordinator

Tell us about your family.
My husband’s name is Jeff, son Ryan, Daughter Renelle, and grandson Vincent, who is 3..

What was your first job?
Cashier at a Supermarket.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I was a facilitator of a women’s Bible study for 8 years and a director of a pro-life center for 3 years.

What inspires you?
God’s Word.

Besides the Bible, name a book that has impacted you.
From Forgiven to Forgiving by Jay E. Adams

Name one thing on your bucket list.
Travel to Hawaii and Alaska.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
Teacher, Wife, Mother.

What’s a guilty pleasure in the fridge?
Ice cream.

 
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John Cranman

Video Creation Manager

Tell us about your family.
Married to my awesome side-rib, Dayna, since 2011. We have two boys, Cohen and Bennett, who join my daughters Sierrah and Sanai.

What was your first job?
Grounds keeper for LA Dodgers

What’s on your iPod right now that you’d rather not want anyone to find out about?
If I'm being real? The piano "End Credits" for E.T. It gets me choked up every time I hear it. I have to skip it often. Now everyone knows.

What inspires you?
Great movies and great music

Besides the Bible, name a book that has impacted you.
The Case for a Creator

Name one thing on your bucket list.
 To screenplay and shoot the film I have in my head

If you had a chance to go back in time and say one sentence to yourself, what would you say?
Jesus is the best thing that will ever happen to you.

What is your kryptonite?
When my toddler and wife make me cute notes and hide them in my lunch bag.

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Vanessa Keen

Administrative Assistant

Tell us about your family.
I am married to Jason Keen and we married in 2000. We have three children; twin boys, Preston and Peyton and a daughter, Paige.

What was your first job?
I worked for Pick-of-the-Flicks, a movie rental store.

What do you order at your favorite fast food restaurant?
Half/Half Tea

What movie can you see over and over?
I can watch The Sound of Music over and over. Just love it!

Name one thing on your bucket list.
I love to travel and want to visit as many new places as possible.

If you had a chance to go back in time and say one sentence to yourself, what would you say?
Relax, have fun, dance a little and don’t over think it.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Since my middle school years, I always wanted to be a pharmacist. I set that goal and achieved it in 2000 and still work in that field part time.

What is your kryptonite?
Potato chips, can’t resist them!

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