Our Team

 

Jim Feirtag
Senior Pastor

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Jim is responsible for preaching and teaching at Parkgate, leading the staff, and the overall direction of the ministry of the church.
 
FAMILY
 
Jim is married to Julia. They have two daughters, Abby and Katelyn.
 
OTHER INTERESTS
 
Jim enjoys running and playing golf. When he’s not cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Bears, you’ll find him enjoying books and movies.
 
EDUCATION
 
B.A., Bible and Christian Ministries, Anderson University
 
M.Div., Theological Studies, Anderson University
 
D.Min., Christian Leadership, Anderson University
 
Ordained to Church of God Ministries in 2002
 
 

Kenneth Spiller
Associate Pastor of Worship & Spiritual Life

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Kenneth provides leadership and oversight to our Worship Arts and Spiritual Life ministries. You’ll find him leading worship most Sunday mornings.
 
FAMILY
 
Kenneth is married to Arielle. They have two sons, Michael and David.
 
OTHER INTERESTS
 
When Michael and David allow him any free time, Kenneth loves to play the guitar, spend time with his wife and friends, play board games,  and read. Kenneth enjoys writing and published his first book, Journey of a Worshipper, in May 2016.
 
EDUCATION
 
B.A., Pastoral Ministry, Mid-America Christian University
 
Ordained to Church of God Ministries in 2010
 
 

R.W. Moody, Jr.
Associate Pastor of Student & Missional Ministries

rwmoody@parkgate.org
 

RESPONSIBILITIES

R.W. oversees the various aspects of student ministry at Parkgate. He also provides direction to the Missions Team as they move towards greater relationships with our local and global partners.
 
FAMILY
 
R.W. is married to Joy. They have three children – Caleb, Madeline, and Ella.
 
OTHER INTERESTS
 
R.W. is a huge Star Wars fan and collects all kinds of memorabilia. He enjoys running in 5K events and spending time with his family. He also serves as a member of the Church of God Youth Ministry Team.
 
EDUCATION
 
B.A., Christian Education, Anderson University
 
Ordained to Church of God Ministries in 2002
 
 

Chelsea Walker
Associate Pastor of Children & Family Ministries

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Chelsea provides leadership to the KiX (Kids in Christ) and Family Ministry teams, which strive to create lasting faith memories for kids and their families at Parkgate.
 
FAMILY
 
Chelsea originally hails from Portland, Oregon – where most of her family is located.
 
OTHER INTERESTS
 
Chelsea is a self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast and musical theater nerd. She enjoys hanging with friends and family, blogging, cheering on the Chicago Cubs, cooking, and exploring new places.
 
EDUCATION
 
B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies (Christian Ministries, Communication, Social Work), George Fox University
 
Ordained to Church of God Ministries in 2015
 
 

Vicki Junck
Director of Truth & Light Ministry

RESPONSIBILITIES

Vicki directs Parkgate’s Truth & Light Ministry, which provides counseling services free of charge to our church community. She also oversees the Parkgate Singles Ministry.
 
FAMILY
 
Vicki is divorced and has one daughter, Kara, who works for a charity in Hong Kong.
 
OTHER INTERESTS
 
Vicki enjoys food with friends, movies, jigsaw puzzles, and collecting very tiny nativity sets.
 
EDUCATION
 
M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Houston – Clear Lake
 
Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
 
Ordained to Church of God Ministries in 2014
 

Janet Duncan
Administrative Assistant

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Janet, better known as JD, provides administrative support for Parkgate Community Church. She also oversees the Parkgate Food Pantry.
 
FAMILY
 
JD has been married to George for over 40 years. They have two married daughters, Brandee and Britnee; two amazing sons-in-law, Daniel and Jon; and four precious grandchildren, Cailee, Jonah, Cara, and Liam.
 
OTHER INTERESTS
 
JD enjoys riding her motorcycle, listening to music, going on vacation, cooking, gardening, and spending quality time with her grandchildren.
 
 

Danette Lawson
HeartTouch Ministry Volunteer Coordinator

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Danette serves as a volunteer staff member, overseeing the HeartTouch Ministry. HeartTouch exists to reach out to, affirm and encourage those from our church family who are in the hospital or who are home bound due to health limitations.
 
FAMILY
 
Danette has been married to Kim for over 40 years. They have two grown children, Peter of Pasadena, Texas and Lauren of Searcy, Arkansas.
 
OTHER INTERESTS
 
Danette loves music, reading, writing, graphic design, theater, and crochet.
 
EDUCATION
 
B.A., Music and Education, Harding University
 
Lifetime Texas Director Certification from Child Care Council of Greater Houston