Meet Our Staff

  • David McConnell-Booher

    Join us in welcoming David McConnell-Booher, who was ordained on May 21, 2023 as the new FPC Pastor!  David is originally from Texas, but has loved living in Alaska since December of 2009. David and Brenna were married in 2010. David loves to read, write, cook, play video games and is an avid Ultimate Frisbee player. His passions for ministry include mentoring, Gospel storytelling, Bible study and fellowship.

  • Marta Conner
    Office Manager

    Marta Conner grew up in Mobile, AL, and her and husband (Kenneth) have lived in Fairbanks for 33+ years. She graduated from Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL.  With desire, early in life, Marta began working in the Human Resources environment, and that passion continues to grow.  Her favorite scripture is Ephesians 3:20-21. Kenneth and Marta have one daughter (Jasmine).


Ministry Teams & Leadership

Leadership at FPC is primarily the responsibility of church officers, the elders and deacons:


Church Officers

  • Elders: along with the pastors, form the Session, which is responsible for decision-making in the areas of worship, Christian education, mission, personnel administration, finance, and facilities.
  • Deacons: Nancy Dreydoppel, Barbara Nore, Marta Deleon, Joe LaMagna, Melissa Price, Kathy Halfhill, Michele Marney, Deb Foster, Daniel Griggs

Those who have made a commitment to FPC by becoming a member may be nominated for church office. Terms are three years in length. New elders and deacons are elected by the congregation in the fall of each year.



Session Members and Ministry Team Leaders


TE David McConnell-Booher

Missions and Outreach Team

Brian Rozell

Hospitality and Fellowship

Ted Riggs

Worship Ministry Team

Sarah Albert

Discipleship and Christian Formation

Brian Sunderland

Facilities Team

Brian Sunderland/Bill Satterberg

Stewardship and Finance

Paul Reichart

Administration and Personnel

Brian Rozell/Bill Satterberg

Congregational Care

Keith Nore

Clerk of Session

Dave Dreydoppel