Faith Community Church Team
Phil 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.
works with Worship and Women’s Ministry
Jessica 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.
Born and raised in Ostrava, Irenka moved to the big city in 2008 to attend Anglo American University. She got her degree in Humanities Society & Culture in 2012. Irenka started attending Faith Community Church sometime in 2010/2011. Before coming on staff she volunteered to do announcements, children’s church and welcome team; she still volunteers to announce things and does welcome team but her responsibilities are now much wider, from pretty designs to making sure everybody is ok.
Irenka owns a cat named Stella, who represents her family here in Prague (her parents and sister live in Ostrava). Although she will spend hours persuading you she definitely is not a cat lady, she and Stella are pretty tight. Irenka likes to do anything with social media, walking outside, Netflix & chill, planning the next adventure, and lifting heavy.
Finance / Project manager
Nicole 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.