• James Leman

    Lead Pastor

    Lead Pastor James grew up a missionary kid on an Indian Reservation in eastern Montana. This childhood helped shape his worldview and his desire to see people come to a life-changing knowledge of Jesus. He felt called into full-time pastoral ministry as a freshman in college, but it took another 8 years for him to end up in a church setting. Now at FFMC, he is excited about pushing and challenging people to order their entire lives around Jesus Christ. His heartbeat is connecting those who currently know and passionately worship Christ, and those who are willing to live in authentic community, with those who have not yet had their lives transformed by Jesus. James is also passionate about his family. He's been married to Abby since 1999. They are blessed with two sons, Sam and JJ. James loves being in God's creation - backpacking, bicycling, rafting, camping, and the list could go on. But what he really enjoys is a good round of disc golf in just about any weather. He believes the disc golf course is the best place for an official "meeting!" Email Pastor James

  • Tim Scully

    Director of worship ministries

    Tim has been involved in worship ministry since he was in Middle School, and has led worship for around 15 years. He has a deep love and appreciation for many styles of music: from rock and rap, to jazz and classical. His mom taught him piano and clarinet which gave him the foundation he needed to learn vocals, guitar, bass and even a little drums. He also hopes to someday learn to play the cello. Tim is also a pretty big geek. One of his greatest joys is teaching others how to leverage technology to make life easier. When not leading worship, he works full-time as a web developer and IT Specialist for Numerica Credit Union. Tim was born and raised in Spokane Valley and currently lives in the Greenacres/Liberty Lake area with his amazing wife, Christi, and two adorable sons, Tayne and Thorin, and precious daughter, Thea. In his down-time, you can find Tim reading, playing video games, training for races, or wrestling around with his kids. Email Tim

  • Hannah Shepperd

    Director of Communications

    Hannah has been involved with church leadership since she was 16, all the way from Alabama to Washington. She now loves to work behind the scenes and help however she can! She has a heart for every human that exists, and believes that genuine love and outreach will transform our world. Hannah and her husband Aaron, can usually be found around town running, climbing, and skiing, but right now are preparing for a baby girl coming in May 2022. They have two fur-children, Peaches and Rocket. Email Hannah

  • Connie Pittman

    DIRECTOR OF Children's Ministries

    Connie's mom tells her she was standing up on the pews in their little community church on chubby toddler legs singing “Jesus Loves Me” before she was 2! This love with Jesus has been affirmed over the past six decades of her life. She believes that we all come into the kingdom like children: open, curious, trusting. Ministry for Connie is sharing her ongoing love story... and sometimes she uses words! Ok, often using lots of words! Her faith is very real to her and she trusts that God has placed her at Spokane First Free Methodist in her retirement years to lift up the message of Jesus to children of all ages. Send her an email. She'd love to talk. Email Connie

  • Eric Johnson
    Director of Youth Ministries

    Eric is a long-time member of First Church and has worked with our youth for over 20 years! Email Eric

Board of Directors

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    Member care

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  • Dick Winters


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  • Joel Diaz

    missional outreach

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  • kyle wagner

    discipleship +


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  • Todd Wright


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  • Frank Anderson

    Member at large

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  • Alaina Zemke

    Worship Pillar

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PASTOR's cabinet

  • JAmes Leman

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  • Ron CURRY

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  • Jeremy Hands

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  • Art Ohler

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  • TIM Scully

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  • Ruth Wagley

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  • Kyle Wagner


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  • Nathan Zemke

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  • Shari Murphy

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  • Mike Kreuch

    Reserve DELEGATE

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