Wonderful news! Our Children’s Ministry Coordinator Search Team is delighted to share that we have hired Jessie Peterson to serve our children and families. We feel blessed to have Jessie joining our team and we’re excited for you to get to know her. Jessie was introduced to the congregation during worship on Sunday, August 27 and she is busy getting up to speed as we prepare for Kids Community resuming on our kickoff Sunday, September 10.

Jessie will work in conjunction with our Youth Minister, Mark Lindberg, to nurture the faith journeys of our children while providing a positive and safe faith environment. She will be primarily focused on holding our Kids Community space on Sunday mornings and coordinating child care volunteers.

Jessie brings experience teaching children at Head Start of Lane County and at the University of Oregon’s EC CARES, where she utilized her minor in psychology and her MS in Exercise Science; because kiddos love to move! She is married to a retired Naval Intelligence Officer, Brian, and has a daughter, Maya Sophia, who is 6 years old. One of Maya’s favorite things to do is ride up and down the elevators at UO’s Lundquist School of Business, where Brian is currently an instructor of business and marketing. Some of Jessie’s interests include building fairy forts with Maya, walking her dog in the forest, completing CrossFit workouts with her husband, and having dinner with loved ones.

Please join FCC Staff in welcoming Jessie and her family into our community. If you or someone you know is interested in serving with Children’s Ministries, please reach out to Jessie and let her know. She welcomes collaboration and can be reached at: jessiep@fcceugene.org.