Rev. Dr. Stuart Merkel ("Pastor Stu") was called as Senior Pastor of Faith Community Church in January of 2011. He has been serving the church since April 2009. Pastor Stu studied at Fuller Theological Seminary is married to Lynn and has two boys Peter and Greg. He also serves as the Regional Director for Alpha Wisconsin. He has been serving in the church for some 20 years in several states including Connecticut, Illinois and California. His Doctorate of Ministry degree is also from Fuller Theological Seminary focusing on spiritual disciplines and practical church growth and development.