Get to know the ministry team at The Fountain

Sam Sears - Senior Pastor

Sam came to The Fountain (then called First Christian Church) in September of 2018, having served as a full-time missionary and apologist, assistant pastor and youth pastor in previous ministries. He has an M. A. in Apologetics from Luther Rice University and over 15 years of practical experience. He admits to being a nerd and enjoying superhero movies, but most importantly, He is thankful for Jesus and has a passion for sharing about Him. He is pictured with his wife Heather, an Occupational Therapist; their son, Avery Joe is a little artist in the making; and their little girl, Leliana, is obsessed with the color pink. Their cat, Maxi, who has journeyed with Sam and Heather all around the country, and pug, and occasional church office mascot, Potato, rounds out the family.

Carrie Guy - Associate Pastor of Women's Ministry and Organic Outreach

Carrie is our longest serving staff member having served as Youth Pastor since 2003. In 2019 she took on the new role of leading of women's ministry and Organic Outreach as well as working in Pastoral Care. She moved here from Westminster, Colorado, where she worked for Doulos Ministries, an organization that works with troubled teens. Carrie is a graduate of Texas Christian University, with a degree in Communications. She is married and has four children.

Chuck Romer - Worship Pastor

Chuck became the Music Minister at the Fountain (Then called First Christian Church) in the fall of 2010. A graduate of St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN) and Northwest College (Kirkland, WA), he has a degree in music theory and composition, and he has published a variety of vocal solos, choral and instrumental arrangements. He met his wife, Donna, while serving in an international music/missions organization, and they have three children: Brandon, Benjamin and Krista. He also enjoys graphic design, playing the piano and time in the mountains with his family.

Kevin Guy - Stephen Ministries Leader

Kevin is an essential part of our team. Kevin is an elder, head deacon and leads our Stephen Ministry program. He is also the "go to" cook for men's functions. Along with his daughter, Katie, Kevin is a faithful greeter, welcoming you into the service at our front door almost every Sunday morning. With his wife, Carrie, he completes one of the many Priscilla and Aquila couples that faithfully minister in our church.

Sheila Ronk - Office Administrator

Sheila has a long history with The Fountain and is usually the person who answers our phones. She does her best to keep Pastor Sam organized, assists with the website, and performs many other tasks to help keep The Fountain running smoothly.

Romy Sagastume - Next Gen Pastor

Romy, is the newest member to our team. We met Romy when the church her dad founded, ELIM, began renting our building and struck up a great relationship. She is pictured with her husband Chris who now Pastor's ELIM.

Romy wears many hats here. She guides both our children(under 12) , and youth (12-18) ministries as well as working with Chuck to lead our worship services.