Our Staff

Rev. Mandy Tarpening

Senior Pastor

“For I can do
everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
-Philippians 4:13 

Pastor Mandy answered a call to serve FCC in March of 2015.  The fall of 2020 marks her 25th year in Ministry and 25 years since answering a call to serve FCC as our Youth Pastor, while a student at Culver-Stockton College.  She has never been more excited to spread the Light of Christ to all she meets!

Mandy has served congregations in Emerson, Paris, Camdenton, Sedalia, Windsor and Kirksville, MO and McPherson, KS.  She served as a Regional Staff Member coordinating the Christian Regional Youth Festival (C.R.Y.), Moderator for the Ozark Lakes Area and was proud to be one of the first 2 camp interns at The Rickman Center in 1997.  Mandy and her husband Terry were married in April 2020 and her greatest joy is being called mom by her three children – Clara (18), Kai (16) and Kyle (11).  
If she hasn’t met you . . . she wants to!!  In fact, she wants to laugh with you, cry with you and welcome you into an amazing faith community!  Life can be tough on your own.  So take that next step and Connect with us!