Senior PastorPhil graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC, in 2003 and worked as an assistant pastor of missions and church-planting at Uptown Church. He and his family moved to Prague in 2005 and started a home Bible study, which eventually became Faith Community Church in April 2007. He and his wife Shanna have 3 children – Lucy (born 2002), Clark (born 2004), and Piper (born 2008). He enjoys biking, especially with his family, and has recently embraced winter sports too.
Assistant Pastoral Candidate
Wade grew up in the American South before attending Clemson University. While at university, he spent a summer working in Prague as an intern at Faith Community Church. Shortly after this internship he met his lovely wife, Aly, and they were eventually married in Memphis, Tennessee. They spent their first year of marriage living in La Paz, Bolivia, before moving to Charlotte, North Carolina, where Wade attended and graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary. Wade reconnected with the staff of Faith Community, which eventually led them to move to Prague in May, 2018. Wade and Aly have a very happy and energetic son, Everett (b. 2017), and a sweet Golden Retriever named Lizzy. He enjoys hanging out with family and friends, being outside, exploring new cities, good beer, books, and coffee, playing football, and supporting Liverpool and Clemson football.
works with Worship and Women’s MinistryJessica was born and raised in Georgia (USA). She attended the University of Georgia and earned her degree in Child & Family Development. Upon graduation, Jessica worked as a worship intern at UGA’s Wesley Foundation for two years. There she enjoyed leading worship and was given the opportunity to do short term missions in New York, Costa Rica, and South Africa. Jessica then went on to work at UGA as the project coordinator for a grant that assist people with disabilities. During this time God began to shape, establish, and confirm His calling on her life for missions. After a providential meeting with some old friends at a gas station, Jessica was invited to go on a short-term mission trip to Prague, Czech Republic. During her week in Prague, she felt God’s call to unite her love of music with her passion for missions and joined the team. Jessica enjoys baking banana bread, listening to music, reading, spending time with friends over coffee, walking in Stromovka, and watching fireworks over the Vltava.
Finance / Project managerNicole is originally from a small town near Trenčín, Slovakia, but has lived in Prague since 2009. She studied Arts Management at the University of Economics in Prague, and now she serves at our two churches. She works some as Faith Community’s finance coordinator, but she spends most of her time as Project Manager for our new church plant, DoSlova. She enjoys reading and writing, singing, art, coffee, and reindeer.