Ministry Leader Kayla Smith and Encourager Coach Kevin Smith. Kevin and Kayla are an essential part of the leadership TEAM at Celebrate Recovery. Kayla’s dream to help others is a major contributing factor to the formation of Celebrate Recovery at First Baptist. Kevin is our encourager coach and you can also find him leading our large group time and lessons as our Celebrate Recovery Pastor. Kevin and Kayla have an amazing testimony about the trials they have experienced and where God has brought the
Training Coach Shane Pashia and Assimilation Coach Christy Pashia. Shane and Christy are a part of the leadership TEAM at Celebrate Recovery. They also lead the Newcomers 101 classes every Friday night. Shane and Christy love introducing the program to newcomers and will be excited to see you coming in to join them!
Michelle Knobeloch is the Celebrate Recovery Encourager Coach. Michelle is a blessing to this ministry and has a special gift for helping the hurting. Michelle is a genuine person with a desire to bring the broken to Jesus. Michelle has years of experience volunteering with youth and teaching the truth of the Gospel. Michelle’s fun loving and straight forward attitude make her a favorite to kids, teenagers and adults. Michelle can be found front stage sharing her amazing vocals in the CR Band and behind the scenes nurturing and playing with our babies and toddlers in the nursery.
Lisa Essmyer is our newest Women’s small group leader. Lisa brings to CR a heart for Jesus and a desire to help other women. Lisa has a big heart and would love to talk to you about what Celebrate Recovery has done in her life.
Men’s small group leader Josh Fulton and Girls Landing leader Angie Fulton. Josh has an amazing testimony and he uses this to help others through their recovery. Josh is a great motivator and would love to sit and talk to anyone interested in joining his men’s group on Friday nights. Angie Fulton is faithful believer in Jesus Christ and she has a heart to serve. This makes her an incredible asset to this youth ministry within Celebrate Recovery! Angie has a desire to help young ladies as they work through struggles and find the healing power of Jesus.
Girls Landing leader Joy Skiles has a heart of gold and enjoys helping each of the young ladies in The Landing experience the healing power of Jesus. Joy is a blessing to this ministry and strives to reach out to the hurting and broken.
Boy’s Landing leader David Hays and Women’s small group leader Carrie Hays. David is an instrumental figure in Celebrate Recovery’s youth ministry “The Landing”. David has a passion for working with young men and sharing his love of Christ and stories of recovery. Carrie facilitates one of our women’s small groups and has a love for Jesus and the ministry of CR. Both Carrie and Dave have a lot to say about the transformation they have made in their own lives through Celebrate Recovery with the healing power of Jesus!
Celebration Place leaders David and Melinda Williams. David and Melinda have an extraordinary gift for working with our younger Celebration Place participants (ages 5-8) in CR’s pre-covery program. David and Melinda continually find fun ways to engage the children as they work through their own hurts and struggles. Come in and check out this unique ministry geared towards children in recovery.
Celebration Place leader Deborah Rauhut. Deborah is a retired school teacher with a true heart for children. Deborah leads the older Celebration Place for children (ages 9-12). Deborah is one of a kind and makes learning about Jesus a fun experience for our children!
Kaitlyn Hays is our Celebration Place leader (ages 9-12). Kaitlyn has moved through her own recovery process before excitedly becoming a part of the ministry team working in CR’s children’s ministry. Kaitlyn is a great asset to the CR team and has been instrumental in the pre-covery process for many of the children attending each Friday night. Stop in and let Kaitlyn know what an amazing job she is doing with the kids.