“But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens” Exodus 18:21

Meet our Personnel Board

Aaron Lathrom

Hello Brothers and Sisters in Christ! My wife and I have been coming to First Christian Church for over 18 years. Way back in 2002, I asked my best friend to marry me. Even though she had no idea what she was getting into with me, she said, “Yes!” We have been having adventures ever since. At the time neither one of us had a church home. Pastor Randy Beaman said he would perform the wedding ceremony at First Christian Church if we took a pre marriage class with him. We did, and the rest is
history.

Throughout the years, I have had the pleasure, and honor, to meet some really great people because of First Christian Church. I was able to help out with the Children’s Ministry for years, helped with VBS, served at L.I.N.K., participated in small groups, and got the benefits of participating, as well as leading, Peaceways. The list goes on and on. My family and I even had the chance to go on a church campout and a canoe trip. Be sure to ask my wife, Jeanene, about the canoe trip. That definitely tested our marriage communication skills! Last, but definitely not least, I am proud to say that I was baptized at First Christian Church.

One of my favorite passages in the Bible is Mark 10:13-16. This is where Jesus talks about receiving the kingdom of God like a little child.

I love to talk with people. So if you see me in church, or out and about somewhere, be sure to come up and say “Hi!”

Aaron Lathrom’s photo coming soon…

Lisa Rundell

Hi! I am Lisa Rundell, Vice Chair of the Elder Board. My husband, Hugh, and I first came to FCC looking for a pastor to perform our wedding ceremony. Pastor Ron Goodman told us that if we would agree to give God a chance in our lives and come to church for 6 weeks, then he would perform our ceremony. That was over 20 years ago and I am so grateful for what both Pastor Ron and God have done in my life since then. I currently work as the Director of Therapy at Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital in Topeka and I serve on the board of directors for the Kansas Family Stroke Foundation where we yearly fund a stroke camp for stroke survivors and caregivers. I heard someone once describe themselves and their journey with God like “a very blessed snail”. This is an image that really stuck with me. I am sometimes a little hard headed and argue with God more than I should, but He continues to gently nudge and guide me in the direction that I should go. A few of my favorite scriptures that sustain me along the journey are Jeremiah 29:11, Micah 6:8, Philipians 4:6 and Hebrews 12:1.

Mike Bowman

Mike Bowman’s bio coming soon…

Mike Bowman’s photo coming soon…

Sheri Penny

Sheri Penny

Sheri Penny has been a member of FCC since 1987, when she started attending with her husband Dean. Sheri and Dean have been married for 30 years and have two adult children, Kristin (28) and Michael (22). Through the years, Sheri has been involved in many different ministries here at First Christian. She continues her position on the Elder Board; has taught Sunday school, Children’s Church, VBS, served on the Worship Ministry Team, and on the Youth Search Committee. “I believe God is in our midst and I’m excited to see what he has in store for us in 2021″

Tom Puckett

Tom Puckett’s photo coming soon…