Faith Community Church Leadership
Faith Community Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Pastor Dave Seratt
Pastor Dave was raised in West Tennessee in a Christian home. He and his wife Pam have been in Pastoral ministry since 1988. Before coming to Faith Community Church, they served the Lord and His people in Minot, ND, Powell, WY, Richwood, TN, and Greybull, WY. Dave and Pam were called and began serving at Faith Community in 2018. The Seratts have been married for 37 years and have two adult children. J.P. and wife Kim live in Colorado with their two precious children. Rebecca and Zach live in Powell with their two dogs. Dave enjoys golfing and getting to know people. He and Pam also enjoy getting into the area’s beautiful mountains on their SXS.
Neil Anderson grew up in Torrington, Wyoming. Upon graduation from high school, he attended the University of Wyoming and subsequently taught art K-12 in Upton, Wyoming for one year. Most of his working life has been spent in the building trade: designing, building and remodeling houses in Laramie and Cody. Moving to Cody in 1986, he spent 7 years operating the Sears Catalog Store, and when that closed, he went back to building in Cody. He and his wife Linda were married in 1976 and have four grown children. They have served in positions of service in their church for 45 years. Faith Community Church is home now and they enjoy serving the Lord with their Faith family.
Jan Clements was raised in southern California and migrated north to Eugene, Oregon for school. His wife, Meredith, was born in Bozeman, Montana, but soon moved to Seattle and then Centralia, Washington, only to wind up at the same school in Eugene. Hence marriage was in the offing, some 52-plus years ago. Jan was saved at the age of 11; Meredith was saved at the age of 12. Jan spent his career, 30-plus years, in law enforcement while Meredith did stints as office manager in small businesses. Jan and Meredith contacted Holt International Adoption Agency and adopted 2 Oregon infants at birth; both grown now, one with 2 children. Jan and Meredith moved to Powell 14 years ago. Jan teaches a morning mid-week Bible study while Meredith serves faithfully in the music ministry.
Ron Vining grew up in upstate New York on a farm. He attended Liberty University and graduated in 1980 with a religion major with an emphasis in youth and mission ministry. Right after graduation Ron married his wife of 41 years, Sheryl Leann Vining! Ron has been in youth ministry since 1980. He spent most of these years as a youth pastor on the east coast. Ron loves the outdoors and loves to hunt and fish! Fourteen years ago, Ron and his wife Leann moved to Powell, Wyoming, and he co–founded a student ministry called Polestar Outdoors where he is now the president. Polestar teaches students how to hunt and fish and uses the outdoors to speak to them about God and His Creation!
I was born in Worland, Wyoming and grew up in a few different towns across Wyoming. After graduating from Dubois high school, I attended the University of Wyoming with a degree in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management. After college I became a full-time wildland fire fighter for the Forest Service. I enjoy spending time outdoors, doing projects around the house, and spending time with my family. My wife Betsie and I got married in 2011 and had our son Norman in 2018. I accepted Christ into my life when I was 5 and have been involved in church ministry since then.
I am originally from Spearfish, SD. We moved to Powell in 1996 where I worked at the hospital in marketing, HR, and staff education for 25 years. I had recently retired. My Dad taught at the college in Spearfish and my Mom worked as a medical assistant and in other clerical roles. We went to church every Sunday, and Dad sometimes filled in for various churches providing the message. I listened to numerous sermons over my lifetime, but it wasn't until I was in my early 30's that I understood the depth of Christ's love for me.
It was a dear friend and colleague of mine in Spearfish who shared a simple story with me. He said this: "There you are, standing in front of all the shelves at Wal Mart with your children standing beside you. Suddenly you look down and your children aren't there...how do you feel? What would you do?" As a parent, I loved my children more than anything and I would not have stopped looking for them. "That's how Jesus feels about you," he said. From that moment on, my life was changed. It was relationship, not religion. Jesus loved ME. I had finally found the assurance I had been missing for so long.
My husband, Kevin, was called home to Jesus in March. His work here was done. We were blessed with two children and four grandchildren. I've been involved with singing and leading worship most of my life, and have been a part of our church councils for many years. I plan to continue to serve through music and in other ways needed as God reveals his plans to our congregation as we find joy in building up the body of Christ. I love my church family and have seen God bring us from a small group of sixty to our current state of building and growing, in only a few short years. It has been an absolute joy to follow as God leads. We are here to love God, and love others, and each of us has gifts to share for His glory. I look forward to walking alongside everyone as He accomplishes His purposes.
I was born and raised mostly in Texas, I married Lee in 1975, and we have 2 delightful daughters, 2 sons-in-law and 4 wonderful grandchildren. The Lord led us to Powell 31 years ago. I was a Physical Therapist for 43 years before retiring about 3 years ago. Lee and I love to travel and spend time in the outdoors and we take every opportunity to see this great world that God has provided for us and to spend time visiting family. I enjoy trip planning, problem solving, and arts-crafty projects, but only those that require a minimum of actual artistic talent.
I grew up in a family active in the Lutheran Church and have for as long as I can remember lived with the comfort of knowing I am loved by God and that Jesus is my savior. I have been a part of Faith since its inception and as it evolved from “Lutheran” to a community church. I have been active in church leadership roles and as a member, and am excited to see how this Elder and Deacon led ministry will continue to help our church grow and serve its members and our community at large.
I've been blessed through God's grace to have had faith and a Christian life as long as I can remember. However, it continues to be a daily walk of reaffirmation and refocus. Originally from Oregon, I have lived in Wyoming over 40 years and in the Powell area for 25 years. My working background is in Zoology with a switch to library science. I am currently the Library Director at Northwest College. My two grown children are strong Christians and they have taught me much. I have three wonderful grandchildren. It has been a blessing to be a member of Faith starting back with Hope Lutheran and being part of a wonderful Christian community.
I was born and raised in Billings, Montana. I graduated from Northern Montana College in 1971 with a degree in education. I taught school for 6 years in Montana. In 1977 I was employed by Conoco Oil in their production department. In 1980 we were transferred to Powell and I continued to work for Conoco until 1994 when they sold all their holdings in a 5-state area. We chose not to take the transfer and remain in Powell. I returned to teaching and taught for 10 years at the Powell Middle School and for 1 year at the Powell Christian School. I've been retired since 2007. I love to hunt, and fish. The outdoors and our 30+ acres keep me plenty busy irrigating, haying, etc.
I have a soft spot in my heart for home Bible studies as that is where I became a Christian in the late 70's. A very caring man cared for me enough and "forced" me to go to the Bible study. That is another story unto itself that I would love to share with anyone. Over the years I have led many adult Bible studies and have held many positions within the churches we have attended.
Dianne and I have been married 52 years. She has been my rock through thick and thin. We have three grown adult children with families of their own and 6 grandchildren. God has blessed us in so many ways over the years and we both feel that coming to Faith a little over a year ago was one of those many blessings!
I was born in Nebraska but have lived 50 of my 57 years in Wyoming. I have more hobbies than I should. 😊 Most all include activities outdoors, except playing poker.
My faith journey has been a very slow process until 2011 when I attended the Walk to Emmaus. There I was forever changed!
My family consists of my wife Bobbie, and two adult children.
Steve Pierce was born in 1961 in Salem, Massachusetts, and was raised in a Roman Catholic home. During high school, Steve attended a Young Life summer camp and was saved on July 8, 1978. Steve met his future wife, Sherri, in 1977, and they married on August 15, 1981. Steve graduated from UMass Lowell in 1985 and began a career in Logistics and Warehouse Management, and he still works as a consultant in this field. Steve enjoys DIY projects, sports, and fitness. Steve and Sherri have two adult children, a son who lives here in Wyoming, and a married daughter who lives in Wisconsin. They have served their churches in various ways: teaching, worship and tech ministry, and security. They moved to Wyoming in May 2021, and thoroughly enjoy the mountains, the people, and the small-town atmosphere, and are looking forward to beginning a new chapter in their lives as homesteaders.
I was raised in Lawrence, Kansas. I started going to church when I was in middle school and gave my life over to God the summer before my 9th grade year. I'm a Chiefs fan and my house is loud every Sunday football is on. I love reading, fishing and exploring all around Wyoming. I've been married to my amazing wife, Elizabeth, for 15 years and we have 4 giant, accident prone kiddos. We have been going to FCC for about 4 years and love this family. Thanks for letting me serve!
I grew up in the high mountains of southeastern Wyoming in between Elk Mountain and Saratoga. We are seven generations of Wyomingites. Growing up in this location instilled a love of the outdoors, cattle, horses and the peacefulness of God’s creation. The long distances to everywhere and the many periods of isolation because of blizzards helped develop a love for sewing, crafting, all things thread & yarn, as well as wood working and cooking.
I transplanted to the flat lands of Powell for college and settled down to married life with Cecil. We raised our son and daughter here and are blessed with our daughter-in-law & son-in-law that are striving to raise our four grandsons in the ways of the Lord. Powell also brought forth a love of gardening with a much longer growing season than the mountains!
I was raised Presbyterian and was introduced to the Lord then. I came to know the Lord as my personal Savior at 18 and grew in faith and the Word while being a member of the Assembly of God church for 39 years. During that time, I served in many roles with the women, children and youth ministries.
The Lord is my rock and my true north. He has blessed me beyond what I could have ever imagined.