Meet the Leadership at FMC

Wherever you are on the journey to know God and walk as a follower of Jesus, we invite you to walk with us. 

If we can help you in any way along your journey, please don't hesitate to let us know!

Your friends in Christ,

First Missionary Church Staff

  • Rick Schwartz

    Rick is our Senior Pastor. Before coming to FMC, Rick, along with his family planted a church in Lima, Ohio, called CrossPoint. He loves discipling young men to become leaders in the church and the community and greatly enjoys spending time with his wife, Jamie, and their three children.


  • Mike Wilson

    Mike is our Director of Creative Arts. He is passionate about people deepening their worship of God. From an early age, music has been Mike's passion. He loves leading a community of creative people to help present the Gospel in unique ways. Mike is married to Beth, and they have three children.


  • Kate Uebersax

    Kate is our Discipleship and Family Pastor. She enjoys maps and exploring wherever she lives. She likes to play the guitar and sing with toddlers and the elderly. She likes organizing things so that others can be successful and so people can serve in areas that fit with their skills and abilities.


  • Logan Dettmer

    Logan is our Student Ministries Pastor. He is an avid sports fan, which he loves to use as an outlet for ministry through playing and watching them. Logan and his wife, Regan, enjoy spending time with their son, playing with their dog, puzzles, movies, and eating out at restaurants. They are very excited to join God in discipling students and families at FMC!


  • gabe bailey

    Gabe is our Associate Director of Student Ministries. He enjoys playing music whether it's a Saturday night or Sunday morning. Gabe loves to travel and indulging in delectable eateries, such as Raising Cane's and Crumbl Cookies. He has a passion for connecting with students and helping them through rough patches in life. 


  • Dathen Foust

    Dathen is our Pastoral Care and Visitation Pastor. He was born and raised in Berne. Dathen and his wife, Dawn, have two active boys. He enjoys spending time with people and being a listening ear for those who need to talk. Hobbies include reading and watching football.


  • Michael Baer

    Michael is our Connections Pastor. He helps our church family connect, grow, and serve together. Michael has always had a passion for learning: he delights in the thrill of a search, the celebration of a find, and the gift of sharing his discoveries with others. A former youth pastor, science teacher and school administrator, Michael continues "connecting the dots" of his faith and varied life experiences with his community. Michael and his wife Kim live in rural Geneva and have three grown children. 


  • Brenda Heckard

    Brenda is our Executive Secretary. She is married to David, and they have four boys, four daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. Brenda likes being here for people... being able to help wherever it is needed. She enjoys crafts, traveling, and reading.


  • Penny Haines

    Penny is our Financial Secretary. "You will never be poor as long as you have a penny in the house," is what she has been told. Penny and her husband, Steve, have been blessed with a daughter, a son, and 8 wonderful grandchildren. She is always encouraging people and making sure that everyone is have fun.


  • Michelle Mcintosh

    Michelle is our Communications Coordinator. She is married to Mark and they have two daughters, Madalyn and Merritt. Michelle and her family enjoy camping and hiking together. Michelle is excited to use her gifts and talents to serve at FMC.


  • Bethany busche

    Bethany is our Children's Ministry Assistant. Bethany and her husband, Dan, have three children, Lillian, Cora, and Joshua. They love spending time at the zoo, reading books, and going to Celina.  Prior to coming to FMC, Bethany worked as a preschool teacher for over 13 years. She loves helping children learn to the be the best they can be. She is excited to see how God use her passion of working with children here at FMC.


  • Doug Schwartz

    Doug is our Head Custodian. He and his wife, Linda, have two grown children, a daughter and a son. His gift is fixing and repairing items, which he can use serving the church. He enjoys motorcycles and restoring his car.