Fellowship of Evangelical Churches
1420 Kerrway Ct.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – (260) 423-3649
Fax – (260) 420-1905
FEC Office Staff
Rocky Rocholl – President
Scott Wagoner – National Church Planting
Tom Bennardo – Pastoral Development, Western U.S.
Jay Nickless – Church Planting Field Coordinator
Hal Lehman – International Church Planting
Nate Zimmerman – Administrative Director & Business Manager
Sloane Paris – Executive Assistant
Lauren Voss – Administrative Assistant
National Church Planting Director
Pastoral Development, Western U.S.
Tom Bennardo is embarking on a new journey, one he calls “a young man’s game.” This past month, he left what is by all accounts a highly successful ministry at Life Community Church in Hilliard, Ohio, (one that he planted for FEC over 20 years ago) to travel across the country in pursuit of new leads for church plants in the western part of the nation. As FEC’s new director of pastoral development & western U.S. church multiplication, Tom has been tasked with building up FEC’s presence west of the Rocky Mountains, providing pastoral support, and equipping young leaders in their theological development. It’s a challenge he and his wife, Marcia, have embraced wholeheartedly. “We were at a place where we sensed that God was asking us to stretch yet again for the next generation of kingdom work,” says Tom. “I love what I’ve done, but if there’s a second act in my ministry, perhaps this is the time.”
Church Planting Field Coordinator
International Church Planting Director
Hal Lehman, a farm boy from Berne IN, has lived his life investing in international ministry through various avenues. Hal and his wife Suzie, married 33 years with three grown children & one granddaughter, both came to Christ through local FEC churches (Hal in Berne, IN and Suzie in Archbold, OH). Their family served several years with FEC in the Dominican Republic providing Leadership Training and Child Education Development as well as in Indonesia as a pilot/mechanic family with Mission Aviation Fellowship. Hal joined the FEC home office team in 2002 and in 2011 became FEC’s International Multiplication Director while also directing FEC’s Basque Initiative. He consistently seeks new cross-cultural opportunities that God may open for FEC, and desires to resource local FEC churches seeking international involvement. “I am extremely encouraged by FEC’s unwavering desire to multiply churches throughout the world as well as the many local FEC churches seeking to expand their cross-cultural impact.”
E. Nathan Zimmerman
Administrative Director & Business Manager
“God answered a prayer I didn’t even pray.” Sloane Paris was raised within FEC at Brookside Church. She attended Purdue University, and majored in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Her focus quickly shifted to climbing the corporate ladder and after graduation, Sloane landed her dream job working for a prestigious golf club in Washington D. C. “I had everything I wanted at my fingertips, and I loved it.” Sloane eventually learned, however, that what had seemed like her dream swiftly became a never-ending pursuit of contentment. “I knew I needed to get out of there because I was becoming something I was not. When you have everything, you don’t have to rely on God for anything, and that’s a dangerous place to be.” Over time, God stirred Sloane’s heart to move back to Indiana to pursue a new direction. Through a course of events, Sloane became the Executive Assistant at the FEC Resource Center. “I remember growing up and all I wanted to do was work in a church; now I work for more than sixty church congregations. God knows the desire of our hearts even when we don’t know our own desires.” Sloane is now putting her gifts and talents to use working a job that she never saw in her future. “I’m the happiest and most content I’ve ever been in my professional life.” Sloane is an excellent addition to the team and looks forward to the future God has for her at FEC.
Christian Service Foundation President
Christian Service Foundation