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Jonathan Peters, Senior Pastor

Jonathan Peters has served as Senior Pastor since 1998.  A native of Chicago, Jonathan came to Christ as a student at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Sheila have four children: Christopher, Jordan, Micah, and Eden.

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Lonnie Trembly, Associate Pastor of Students

Lonnie joined our staff in 2007 as Associate Pastor, Students. After almost 30 years in the corporate world, God called him to leave that arena for full-time ministry. Before joining the FBCC staff, Lonnie served as Associate Pastor for a church plant in the Chicago area. Lonnie and his wife Audrey have three kids and three grandchildren. 

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Jenny Auld, Director of Preschool and Children

Jenny is a native of Pinckneyville, Illinois, and long-time resident of St. Charles. She came to Christ as a child and loves serving the kids at FBCC! She is a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. In October of 2017, Jenny doubled the size of her family when she adopted Evy Lu from China.

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Jonathan Cole, Associate Pastor of Worship + Discipleship

Jonathan grew up in Orlando, Florida and graduated from Florida State University and received his Masters from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2010, He co-founded CFCArts, a non-profit arts organization in Orlando. He enjoys reading, DIY projects, playing with his two Weimaraners and cheering for the Noles!


Karen Mercer, Administrative Assistant

Karen was born in St. Louis and moved to Columbia in 1985. She has two children (Sarah & Jonathan) and four grandchildren (Olivia, Hope, Isaac, & Lyla). She loves family vacations and enjoys spending time sewing and crafting with her friends. She feels so blessed serving the Lord at FBCC for almost 28 years!


Diana Goleaner, Administrative Assistant

Diana was born in St. Louis and married her husband, Larry, right out of high school. They have two children, Shane and Shannon and seven amazing, wonderful grandkids. She loves reading, spending time with my family, and girlfriend trips. She's worked at FBCC since December of 2000. I absolutely love serving here and feel so blessed.

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Susan Baum, Bookkeeper

Susan grew up in St. Louis and attended South County Bible Church with her family.  She and her husband live in Columbia and have two boys. They enjoy staying active and love serving at FBC Columbia.