Our Staff

Senior Minister

Rev. Dr. Darcy Crain

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Darcy came to FCC in 2008 in the capacity of Associate Minister and is the first female in the church’s history to be called to the position of Senior Minister.

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Minister of faith formation

Rev. Lily Tinker Fortel

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Over the last 20 years, she has worked with faith communities and nonprofit organizations. Lily has also worked with children and youth in volunteer programs, churches, camps, and schools. Most recently, she served as Minister of Spiritual Growth and Development at Bethlehem UCC…

Carolina Welch

Administrative Assistant

Carolina Welch

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Carolina was born in Colombia where she studied Business Administration and Psychology. She is bilingual in Spanish and English. She has worked with politicians and legal experts in Colombia as an administrative assistant to a senator.

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Business Manager

Nancy Suave

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Nancy started working at FCC on January 11, 2000 as bookkeeper.  While being the bookkeeper for 21 years, she has done a variety of jobs around the church as needed.  You can generally find her on Sunday mornings greeting people in the Smith Welcome Center.

Benjamin Gaughran

Chancel Choir Director

Ben Gaughran

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Hailing from the United Kingdom, Benjamin began his musical studies as a pianist, spending several years as an accompanist for a variety of choirs and musical theatre companies as well as giving solo performances. Also, his work as a singer have comprised both classical and musical theatre contexts.

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Music Worship Leader

Terry Farmer

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Terry provides music leadership for our contemporary worship service and serves as a musician during our traditional worship throughout the year.


Dr. Timothy Huth

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Church Organist, Timothy Huth, grew up in Fostoria Ohio, beginning his musical career early on at St. Wendelin’s Catholic Church and schools.

Joshua Marzan


Dr. Joshua Marzan

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Joshua Marzan is a pianist, opera coach, and chamber musician based in Ann Arbor. He is a staff pianist at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, working with the Choral Conducting, Voice, Winds, Brass and Percussion departments.


Wedding Coordinator

Betty Jahnke

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Betty has been the primary wedding coordinator since 2006 and enjoys workings with couples and their families in planning their special day at our church.