Ministers & Staff
Rev. Christopher Roe
Acting Senior Minister
Rev. Christopher came to Fountain Street Church having worked in a variety of religious and educational settings, most recently in Evanston, Illinois, overseeing a vibrant inter-religious youth program. He has a bachelor's degree in education from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Divinity degree from Garrett Seminary in Chicago. He is now working on a Master of Education degree at GVSU, advancing his studies in critical pedagogy, social justice, and religious education. As a classically trained pianist and organist as well as an avid fitness enthusiast, Christopher enjoys spending his free time "on the bench". He also enjoys hanging out with friends, family, and neighbors; nerding out on urban planning and development in Grand Rapids; and traveling abroad once a year with his husband, Jonathan.
General Manager of Operations
Melissa joined FSC in July 2006 with 10 years of accounting, human resources, and office management experience in the construction industry. She has degrees in human resources management, paralegal studies, accounting, and interior design, with additional certifications in human resources management. Melissa and her daughter, Thea, live in Wyoming, where you can find them playing with their dogs, reading books, or walking in the neighborhood.
Laurie, a native of Petoskey, has worked in the Grand Rapids senior housing industry most of her career. She has two daughters, two rescue dogs; one of which is a tripod, and a “foster-fail” cat. As a geology enthusiast, she loves all things beach! Laurie volunteers for an animal rescue group and enjoys seeking out new experiences and opportunities for learning.
Jamie came to us through Grand Rapids Building Services and after 5 years we were able to hire him directly. He enjoys fishing, barbecues and loves sushi! Jamie lives in Kentwood with his wife and three boys.
Director of Children & Youth Programs
Lydia has worked in the children's learning ministry on and off for over 20 years. She loves to watch the growth of our youngest congregants and enjoys designing programs to stretch their minds. During her free time, Lydia participates in triathlons and is outside for all kinds of activities, she and her husband raised their four daughters at FSC and appreciated the wonderful community they all had in our children and youth areas.
Bio coming soon!
Bio coming soon!