Rev. Aaron Baker came to Forest Home in the summer of 2015 to serve as Worship Pastor. Before joining this team, he and Katrina served in the same capacity at a couple churches in Indiana, most recently Indianapolis First Church of the Nazarene. Aaron and Katrina met at Ambassador Foundation Institute in the Indianapolis area, where they traveled together on a team that performed music and drama presentations. Aaron graduated from Harrison College with a degree in Travel Management, which has nothing to do with his responsibilities at Forest Home, but it does help him get to the office on time! Where Aaron’s passion is leading people into God’s presence through music, Katrina enjoys drama. Their children Kristen and Tyler are both very involved in their parent’s ministry both in front as well as in tech support roles.
The Baker’s love traveling, both for leisure and on short-term mission trips, or sitting around the house with their dog Romeo watching Colt’s football!
Deb McFarlane joined the Forest Home team in the fall of 2003. If you call in or stop by, Deb will be the one to greet you! In addition to ably carrying out her duties as receptionist, Deb performs a variety of tasks for both the Minister of Students and the Minster of Music and Drama.Deb and her husband John are the parents of two grown sons, Josh a software development engineer in Seattle, Washington and Brian a bank branch manager in Jonesboro.
Rev. Peter Kline, or as he is more formally known, pASTOR pETE, has been on staff at Forest Home since November 2005, serving as our Minister to Students--Junior High, High School and College ages. He first started in ministry in Iowa in 1996 and has since then served in Colorado and Kansas before coming to Forest Home. He graduated from Vennard College (Oskaloosa, IA) in 1995 with a double BA in World Missions Aviation and Bible Theology as well as an AS in Aviation Pilot Training from Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa, IA).pASTOR pETE and his wife, Danielle, have three children--Andrew, Nathan, and Makenzie. Danielle works in the special Ed department at an elementary school, in addition to helping pETE with the students, getting to know them and challenging them to live their lives for Christ--daily! Their kids are involved in many extra-curricular activities that include, but are not limited to: Cross Country, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Reading, and much more. They each love learning new things that life has to offer them. Some of pASTOR pETE'S favorite things to do include spending time with students just hanging out, visiting with families at sporting events, watching sports on TV (anything Michigan), but mostly doing things with his family!
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