FBC’s team inspires us to follow Christ and equips the church to advance God’s redemptive mission together:
    
Greg Mozel
Senior Pastor
Greg has served as our Lead Pastor for 22 years. He casts our church vision, preaches at our worship gatherings, mentors leadership teams, and encourages us to faithfully follow Jesus. He is a graduate of Western Evangelical Seminary, George Fox University, and Portland State University. Greg is a church consultant for the Lily Endowment and  Gordon-Conwell Seminary. He previously taught at International Leadership Academy in Moscow, Russia and George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. Greg and Carolyn have been married for 34 years with two children. Greg enjoys escaping to the beach, exploring historical sights, and reading thought-provoking books.
Lily Soh
Chinese Ministry Pastor

Lily serves as the Pastor for FBC’s Chinese Ministry. She has been in ministry for more than 30 years. She earned her Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary and her Doctorate of Ministry at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Lily serves as a unique bridge connecting the Chinese Ministry with the English-speaking congregation. Lily works among the pastors and volunteer teams to lead our ministries for Chinese students and local Chinese residents to build relationships and foster a culture where everyone feels welcomed and safe to explore their faith and invite friends. Lily enjoys reading thoughtful books and exploring the beautiful scenery of New England.

Nate Daman
Worship Pastor
Nate leads our church family to express our love for God and grow more like Christ through worship. He produces our worship celebrations by planning Christ-centered worship, leading the worship team, collaborating with the choir director, coordinating the media team, training worship artists, and mentoring our worship leaders. For the last 13 years, Nate has served with The Navigators.  He is the Area Representative for the Pioneer Valley and previously served as the Campus Director at UMass and on the staff teams at Penn State University and at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Nate and Caroline have been married for 12 years and are blessed with four children.
 
Carolyn Mozel
Children’s Pastor
Carolyn has serve as FBC’s KidsWorld Pastor for 12 years so far. She earned her BS in Elementary Education from George Fox University and her MA in Christian Education from Western Evangelical Seminary. Carolyn leads KidsWorld so each child knows the Gospel and grows a Biblical worldview to follow Christ for a lifetime by casting vision,  coordinating the KidsWorld Team, and encouraging parents. She was a school teacher before her FBC ministry. She also teaches the FBC Women’s Bible Study. Carolyn and Greg have been married for 34 years with two children. She enjoys studying Scripture, walking on the beach, reading thoughtful books and drinking a cup of tea with friends.
 
Chris Horte
Student Ministries Pastor
Chris leads our student ministries by casting vision, equipping leaders, and teaching Biblical truths that speak into the lives of students.  Chris is completing his Master’s Degree in Christian Studies at Gordon-Conwell Seminary. He is a graduate of UMass with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance. He previously served as the church’s Choir Director and plays guitar on the worship team. Chris devoted is life to Christ at FBC nine years ago and sensed a call to ministry while serving in church ministries. Chris and Ariel will be married next spring! His little free time is spent studying music production and learning some of the 43 languages among the church family.
 
Tyler Page
Worship Media Director

Tyler works together with our Worship Pastor, Nate Daman, producing our worship celebrations. He leads our media team so the visuals, sound, lighting, and livestream  are excellent. Tyler is also a Business Admin Student at Holyoke Community College with plans to transfer to UMass to complete his Bachelor’s Degree. He served as FBC’s Executive Intern in 2018-2019 and as a Hub Worship Team leader from 2016-2018. His passions include both playing and making music, technology, and spending time with people over some good food or coffee.

 

Shawn Lindholm
Food Pantry Director

Shawn serves as the Executive Director of FBC’s Food Pantry where more than 100 of our neighbors receive groceries, diapers, household goods, etc. Shawn is a graduate of Rutgers University with a BA in French and has been a translator and project manager with the UMass Translation Center for over 20 years. She is married to Eric and they have two grown sons. She is especially proud of the family atmosphere that has been created among the guests and volunteers. In her “free” time, Shawn enjoys traveling, reading, baking, doing puzzles, and walking her dog, Brie.

Bill McDonough
Finance Director

Bill directs FBC’s finances so we are always growing in our financial stewardship and wisely managing the funds entrusted to the church. He develops financial systems, forecasts financial trends, develops the budget to align with our mission, and more. Bill earned a BS in Applied Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He worked for 32 years at Esko as Senior Sales Executive before becoming our Finance Director.  Bill and Laura have four children and one grandchild. He plays volleyball, officiates college volleyball, umpires high school baseball, and enjoy camping with his family.

Tien Shen
Ministry Intern

We are excited to welcome Tien as our college ministry intern. Tien serves with FBC’s Student Ministries Pastor, Chris Horte, coordinating Agape College Worship, Growth Groups on each campus, weekend retreats, and investing the the lives of students.  Tien is a UMass graduate and pursuing his Master’s Degree in computer engineering. Tien is grateful for the spiritual growth and support he experienced throughout his undergraduate years from the church. He aims to give back to his church community by serving as a college intern this school year.

 
Erin Ferry
Administrator
Erin manages the church office, directs our communications, coordinates use of our church campus, and serves as our financial bookkeeper.  Erin graduated from UMass with a BA in History and has worked as a historical researcher at Plymouth Plantation, tour guide at Old Deerfield Village, bank teller with Florence Savings Bank, and for the past 8 years as FBC’s Administrator.  She grew up on Cape Cod and met her husband, Chris, while at UMass. Erin and Chris are blessed with two sons. She enjoys vacationing in Maine with her family, reading historical books, drinking good coffee, and gazing at the stars through her telescope on beautiful nights.
 
Snickerdoodle
Research Assistant
Snickerdoodle serves as our Chief Canine Officer. He encourages our pastors while they research, provides late night security for our staff, and keeps everyone relaxed with his joyful tail wagging. Snicker graduated with honors from the Pet Smart Dog Training Classes. His dream is to win a blue ribbon at the Westminster Kennel Club. When Snicker isn’t serving at church he enjoys long walks with his humans, playing with his neighborhood dog buddies, chewing his extensive toy collection, and eating  as much bacon as possible. Snicker has never met a human he didn’t like.