My name is Lindsey Spies and here’s a little about myself. I grew up here in the QC
area on a family farm just outside of Buffalo, IA. My dad taught me the importance of
“hard work pays off” and my Mom gave me a big heart, love, kindness and my outgoing
personality. My Grandma (full Italian) put me in the corner when I needed it.

I’m a proud Mom of my amazing son Cooper (12). He certainly keeps me on my toes and I
learn so much looking through his eyes. My lovely fiancé Bek and I are looking forward to
getting married in September of next year. Our families are so excited that we have found each other. Bek is the one who saw my passion for ministry and encouraged me to pursue it again. She is also the best Bonus Mom to Cooper you could ever ask for.

After high school I started my journey in Cosmetology, working and managing for 17 years. During those beginning years, I also worked serving tables as well as bartended. All three jobs gave me the skills to work with diverse teams, customer service and patience.

While working behind the chair, I went back to school to obtain a funeral home director degree, however, I had many QC directors tell me not to get into the business, due to traditions I love becoming a thing of the past. It was a hard decision to set a dream aside, yes, a dream. When I was in confirmation we toured Runge Funeral Home and the whole tour was fascinating and I felt overwhelmingly called to help families through such difficult times.

Low and behold, God had a different plan for me. The Faith Formation Director (Youth Director) opportunity came up at my home church. I applied, got the job and fully ended my 17 years behind the chair. I, and my friends, would have never in a million years thought I’d work for a church. Little did I know how much I would learn and feel the Holy Spirit move within me. I believe this became a call, not a job. I believe my endeavors over previous years have given me the gift to see others’ passions, potential, purpose and
talents.

I worked alongside refugees and immigrants for employment while working at World Relief and then became the Church Outreach Coordinator. I loved learning about all the many cultures we served in the Quad Cities. It taught me patience, as well as how to say hello in a few other languages. COVID unfortunately, interrupted outreach to churches and the whole country for that matter. This is also where I met Pastor Michael for the first time. He and I had some great conversations and I enjoyed hearing about his travels abroad.

I’m excited to join the FCC leadership and ready to get to know everyone. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would love the chance to get to know you and your family. Thank you for this opportunity and call.

Peace, Love & Jesus,
Lindsey Spies

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