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.
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. While at seminary, the Savants 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 relaxing with family and friends, exploring new cities, good beer and books, playing football, and supporting Liverpool and Clemson football.
Julia got a degree in Special Education from Illinois State University. She worked in Illinois for two years before she realized her desire to work abroad. She taught English in Vietnam before moving to Prague where she worked in student support for two years. She has returned to Prague to work as an apprentice through Serge and as a staff member at Faith Community. She enjoys making music, dancing, running and spending quality time with friends and family.
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.