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Meet The Team

Our Lord has truly assembled a gifted and diversified team that is a reflection of the Pathway Church congregation. This caring and giving group is authentic in their faith and lives out our church tag, “Real life. Real truth.” They are unified by their prayers and encouragement for one another on a daily basis. Our staff stands firmly on the Word of God as they lead us to develop a closer walk with Jesus. We encourage you to get acquainted with our Pastors and Staff and ask them to tell you their special journey and hopes for Pathway Church as they have followed Christ.

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Nate Adams

Missions & Benevolence Director

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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Steve Birch

Interim Pastor

What was your first job?
My parents ran a country store. I filled up cars with gas and made sandwiches for construction workers.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I have been a runner most of my life. I ran a marathon. I also lift weights, but that did not start until I was thirty.

If you had a chance to go back in time and say one sentence to yourself, what would you say?
This too will pass. Joy comes in the morning.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a lawyer or counselor.

What’s a guilty pleasure in the fridge?
Any kind of ice cream.

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Daniela Capozzi

Hospitality Coordinator & Student Ministries Assistant

Tell us about your family. ?
My wonderful husband and I got married in 1993. I have two daughters who love serving our King here at FCOG.

What was your first job? ?
My first job was working the front register at McDonalds.

What inspires you?
To see my children walk in truth! That is my inspiration!

What movie can you see over and over?
Not a movie but, HGTV anytime! I love to decorate!

Besides the Bible, name a book that has impacted you.
The Purpose Driven Life, Rich Warren.

What job, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
I would love to own my own boutique, selling fashion forward clothing and accessories . Unique organic pampering body products along with small shabby chic home décor! Yup, that’s it!

Name one thing on your bucket list.
Trail blaze the Grand Canyon!!

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A lead vocalist in a band!!

What’s a guilty pleasure in the fridge?
Chocolate, when all else fails, chocolate!

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Ryan Fraser

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Amber Hannahs

Culture & Communications Director

Tell us about your family.
I’m married to Keith Hannahs and we have three kiddos: Story Jane (2013), Moxie Mae (2015) and Orion William (2019). 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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Rick Harvey

Connections Director

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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Mike Kokrich

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Randy Miller

Worship & Creative Arts Pastor & Interim On-Site Pastor

Tell us about your family.
My wife, Jamie, and I have been married since March of 1994. We have three amazing children. Zachary attends the University of North Florida. Emily attends Palm Beach Atlantic and Riley is a student at Vero Beach High School.

What was your first job?
Radio Advertising/Marketing Consultant

What is something most people don’t know about you?
My feet smell like flowers.

Name one thing on your bucket list.
Go to Israel (a distant 2nd is attending a football game at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana)

What was your worst family vacation ever?
A camping trip in a small camper highlighted by attending a Pork Festival in Kansas.

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

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Nehemiah Morris

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Kristy Otten

Executive Administrator & Pathway Women’s Director

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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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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Rick Rader

Building & Grounds Director

Tell us about your family.
My wife Kristen and I have been married 14 years, and have 3 children, Ben, Leslie and Amber. God has blessed us with 6 wonderful grandchildren.

What was your first job?
I was a grill cook at Dog and Suds. It was a carhop type restaurant similar to an A&W Root Beer stand. It was truly a fun first job.

What was your worst job ever?
Mowing at a cemetery. It took forever to trim around all the headstones.

What inspires you?
Mature Godly Christians that live out their faith, knowing that even though I know their lives have had setbacks, they continue to trust in God’s presence in their lives.

What do you order at your favorite fast food restaurant?
Cheeseburgers, aren't they at the top of the food pyramid?

Besides the Bible, name a book that has impacted you.
Man in The Mirror by Patrick Morley

What job, other than your own, would you like to attempt? .
Charter boat captain.

Name one thing on your bucket list.
Travel the full length of the Intercostal waterway and live on the boat.

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

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Amanda Roan

Operations Director

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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Nate Swearingen

Student Ministries Pastor

Tell us about your family.
Wendy and I have been married since 2003. Banks (2010) loves sports and Ava (2013) loves princesses.

What was your first job?
KMart

What is something most people don’t know about you?
Played College Basketball

What do you order at your favorite fast food restaurant?
#1 at Chick-Fil-A

What movie can you see over and over?
Not a movie, but the show The Office

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

What’s a guilty pleasure in the fridge?
Sweet Tea

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Sam Viau

Pathway Kids Director

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Doug Vogt

Congregational Care Pastor

Tell us about your family.
I am deeply grateful to God for my wife, Alice. We have been married for since August of 1973. Our two children are Chris Vogt and Jodi Vogt. Chris and his wife, Rebecca, are missionaries in Uganda, East Africa. They have four young children (two boys and two girls). Jodi lives in West Palm, Florida and serving at a Christian faith-based, child welfare ministry called Place of Hope.

What was your first job?
During the entire summer following my freshman year in high school I worked full time in a New Jersey factory that made hair dryers for women. A boring job that I greatly disliked.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
From birth I am naturally a righty. But with one exception. The one thing I do with my left hand is write (naturally). For years I got straight A's in penmanship with my left hand. Today my writing is poor.

What do you order at your favorite fast food restaurant?
Looking back at my entire life, I have probably ordered hamburger/fries/soda more than any other fast food selections.

What movie can you see over and over?
Jesus of Nazareth, A Christmas Carol, Home Alone and more.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Many times throughout those early years I envisioned myself being a professional baseball player (ie. New York Yankee), a missionary, a church youth director, and a pastor.

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