Meet Dana and Eric

Dana and Eric are a husband and wife team that both serve asushers and are involved in our Vision Team. Eric is involved in our Media team and Dana helps with Hospitality. Get to know them in this interview.

Dana and Eric. Photo by, Amanda Danziger.
Dana and Eric. Photo by, Amanda Danziger.

How does volunteering together contribute to your growth as a family?It is really important to us to serve God, the people of our church community and the community as a whole and as a family.  We want our children to grow up learning to live a life that follows the church mission of Knowing God, Loving His People and Serving the World.

What’s your favorite thing about each other?I admire Eric's ability to stay calm and stay positive in any situation.  He never lets the worries of the world get to him and just trusts in the Lord that everything will work out for the best.  Eric values how selfless Dana is. Bringing happiness to others brings her happiness and she always puts the needs of her family and friends above hers.

What kind of advice would you give to a couple that wants to volunteer together? Make the time to do it and commit to it.  Life can get busy with commitments at work, at home or with your kid's activities, but if you really value serving together you can find the time to do it.

What is your favorite part of the CAT? Our favorite part of CAT is all the great people that we get to work with and all the friendships that we have made through our service with the CAT team. We have gotten to know some amazing people who love the Lord and have made a big impact on our lives.  

Why should others get involved with the CAT? Getting involved with CAT is a great way to connect with others in the church in a meaningful way that benefits others and serves the Lord. 

DANA:

What's your specialty when you host?  Since I do hospitality on Saturday nights I like to make sure that there is a mix of appetizers and desserts.  People may be coming to worship before dinner or after and I like to have a little something for everyone. To me, hospitality is more than the food though.  It is making sure everyone feels at home at the church and trying to connect with people before and after the service.  

What’s your favorite recipe?

I am not much of a chef but as a family we try to eat healthy - whole grains and lots of fruits and veggies but I always leave a little room for fun....and chocolate :)

ERIC:

What’s your favorite FPC video? And why? I think that Kat does a great job with the videos and it would be hard to pick just one. One that comes to mind is the video for "Close to You" where the people featured in the video are holding white posters displaying their sins. Throughout the video, others come along and erase these sins - a clear reminder that no matter how big you think you messed up, or how bad you think your sin might be God, is there to wipe them away when you confess them to him.