Chad & Angie Deerman

Lead Pastors

Primary Focus: Preaching, teaching, ministry mission & vision,  leadership training, Life Groups, and finances

“Angie and I marvel at the impact God is making through the FAC family in the greater West Branch area.  Seeing God transform lives on every level is deeply rewarding.  Seeing people become connected to God, connected to the church family, then to the vibrant ministries of FAC, where they find their personal fit, is the foundation of why we are here.  God has given us an incredible vision for what He desires to do in West Branch and beyond. We remain humble at what He has done and continues to do through the many hands that make up FAC."

Brian & Beth Adams

Echo® Worship Arts Director

Primary Focus:  Worship & Creative Arts, Music, Technology,  Data and Data Systems, and New Believer Follow up

“Seeing and hearing people worship God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. There’s nothing more awesome than having a room full of people facing you while you’re onstage, and all of them singing to God.  They are not concerned with those around them, but totally abandoned to giving all they have to the One who gave all He has.   And even more so, watching people who are new in their faith learn that they too can abandon themselves in worshiping our Great God!"

Jim& June Westheim

Exec. Administration

Primary Focus: Ministry oversight, vision planning & implementation,  ministry team development, and administrative assistance

“What is most exciting to us about the ministry we are engaged in, is that we have the opportunity every day to take vision and lay tracks to its reality.  Bringing people together, drawing out the vision, and helping build the plans that ultimately impact people for Christ, could not be more rewarding.  Seeing people become engaged in this process and cause is energizing and drives all that we do, and all we do as a church family.”

June Westheim

Children's Ministries Director

Ministry Focus: Nursery-elementary age ministries, children's outreach events, Fine Arts© accounting deposit team, exec. admin. assistance

"Proverbs 22:6 says “Start children off the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”  It’s so exciting to be one who gets to help kids start that faith journey.  One of my favorite things is when kids have that moment of understanding when Jesus becomes real to them. Of course, there are the other moments when there is laughter and celebration...and chocolate!"

Jeff & Jen Westheim


Primary Focus:  Middle School & High School Ministries, campus ministry,  student missions, and Fine Arts

“What is most exciting to us is that we get to work with young people at the most critical stage of life.  Statistically by age 14 an individual's beliefs, habits, and core values will be cemented into their character forever.  We are on the front lines in the last pliable moments of a student's life.  Helping them to set into concrete the values that will shape their entire life.”

Jim & LuAnn Beck

Life Recovery Pastors

Ministry Focus: True North© Pastor, Life Recovery© pastor & team facilitator grief & loss pastor, True North© intake receptionist

“We feel blessed to be able to serve here at Faith Alive Church.  It is so exciting to serve God by serving others.
We can not think of anything more rewarding then to see lives transformed through a healthy relationship
with Jesus Christ.  We look forward to coming along side others as we work together to serve God and our community."

Kriss Goodroe  MA, LPC

True North COunseling, Coaching & Mentoring

Primary Focus:  Director of True North Counseling, Coaching, and Mentoring Ministry & Team Development

“What is most exciting to me in my work as Director of True North is to see individuals, couples, and families transformed and strengthened by counsel.  It is this transformation that reveals God's direction, grace, and love for people and their lives." 

Angie Deerman

Finance Team

Primary Focus:  Finance Team

"I’ve served on the finance team at Faith Alive Church since we arrived in West Branch. I learned how to do “church finances” during our first year of ministry when Chad & I served as Youth & Children’s Pastors in Farmington, NM.  The current accountant was leaving and our pastor asked if I’d like to learn the process. It was something I caught onto right away. I thoroughly enjoy the challenges of this ministry from creating budgets to reconciling bank statements to payroll taxes."

[Position Open]

Church Receptionist

Primary Focus:  Incoming call reception and transfer, H.U.G.S Ministry Scheduling,  eBulletin &  eSermon Notes and Push® Notifications, staff projects, and True North Scheduling  

Luann Beck

True North Intake Receptionist & Church Receptionist 

Primary Focus:  Incoming call reception and transfer, True North client intake scheduling and record keeping, and staff projects.

"What I enjoy about my work is noticing that people, who come through the doors, get assistance through different ministries within FAC.  God's love is truly shown in all areas."

Kim Norton


Primary Focus:  Custodial Services

"I totally love my work.  I enjoy working with the people here and the atmosphere is wonderful, upbeat, and we work as a team.  I love to make the church look beautiful.  I work for God and take great pride in what I do."