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2019 Elder Nominations

Clark Earick: Clark grew up in the rural farmland of North Central Ohio and graduated from Ohio University in Athens where he met his wife Kelly, also from the Cleveland area. They were married in 1998 and have two children, Madison and Taylor, who are of course loyal Cavs and Indians fans. After nearly two decades in the private aviation industry, Clark transitioned to the non-profit sector to help lead Easterseals. The Earicks moved to Florence in 2003, co-lead a life group with great friends, and have served in Guest Services and the birth through high-school ministry.

Matt Freeman: Matt & his wife, Erica, were married in 1998 and have been members of First Church since 2012. They have three children, Olivia, Benjamin & Gabriel. Matt has been working full time for Siemens Healthineers since 1999 and served briefly as an elder at his previous church in IL. Matt has served as a ministry leader in R3 & Tent Day and currently hosts the Sunday morning services at the Burlington campus. The Freeman's have led a life group in their home since 2012, and Erica enjoys serving in multiple ministries inside and outside of First Church. 

Floyd Hicks: Floyd & his wife, Maxine, were married in 1957 and have been members of First Church since 1966. They have 3 married sons (Ken, Bob and Jim). Ken has 2 children, Andrea & Jessica. Bob & Kim have 3 children, Sara, Brandon and Jacob. Bob is the Sr. Minister at North Madison Christian Church in Madison, Indiana. Jim and Julie have 2 children, Jenna and Jared.  Floyd teaches the Friendship Adult Bible Fellowship class and they both are New Member Hosts. Maxine is involved with the Women’s Ministry. Floyd currently drives a bus for the Boone County School District.

Denny Smith: Denny and his wife, Jerry, are graduates of Eastern Kentucky University. They have been married since 1974 and have 3 children, Dustin, Jeremy and Carly. They also have four granddaughters. The Smiths have been members of First Church since 1985. Denny is retired from Corken Steel Products Company as the Director of Finance. Jerry is retired from the Boone County School System. Denny serves as an Elder liaison to the Stewardship Committee, is


John Turner: John and his family have been members at First Church since 1998. He and his wife, Karen, have been married since 1978, and have 2 grown daughters, Melissa and Amanda and four grandchildren.  John works for PG LifeLink. Karen is a retired elementary school teacher. John is the Elder liaison for the Serve Ministry and is involved in the Video Tech Ministry where he helps with video presentations during the weekend services. They both lead a couples’ Life Group. John looks forward to continue serving First Church and Jesus Christ.

2019 deacon NOMINATIONS

Mike Carney: Mike and his wife, Ruby, were married in 1975. They are both retired from the Boone Co. Board of Education. Mike and Ruby have been members since 2002.  Mike has served on the Serve Ministry since 2003 and he is also the Event Coordinator for Coach Ed Reeves Golf Outing since 2008. The event raises money for FC kids ministries. They enjoy traveling, bicycling and spending time with their extended family. They also take pleasure in being used by God to meet the needs of others and look forward to serving First Church for years to come. 


Mike Mulderink: Mike & Kari were married in 1989. They have three children, Jacob works for Pepsi Cola, Katelyn serves as a missionary at Western KY Un. thru CSF and Daniel is a student at NKU studying business management and co-leads a HS boys small group. Mike & Kari have been members at First Church since 2003. Mike works in student ministry teaching HS Sunday School and leading HS small groups. Kari leads the homeless ministry and also works in the HS student ministry. Mike works as the VP of Sales for Red Bull North America.


Scott Paul: Scott & Jenny were college sweethearts at Johnson University, married in 1979. Members of First Church since 2008, they have two daughters, Rachel (Jeff) Turner and Kristen (Steven) Caddell, and are blessed with 4 grandchildren, all serving at First Church. Scott & Jenny committed their lives to Christ as young children. Scott has served in full-time ministry since 2000 and became a Police Officer in 1996, currently serving as a Captain for the City of Independence. They lead a Life Group and Jenny has served in women’s ministries, and Scott helps coordinate the Safety Team.