Lead Pastor
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Brian VriesmanLead Pastor

(208) 733-6128, x104 | brian@tfrc.org

Pastor Brian Vriesman was born and raised in the Midwest. A PK (preacher’s kid), he spent much of his early life in Michigan, where he graduated from high school.  He graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and graduated four years later from Western Theological Seminary in 1979.

Brian has been on staff at TFRC since 1984. He and his wife Lori first served a church in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area for five years before they moved to Twin Falls.  Originally the youth pastor at TFRC, Brian took over the senior pastor position in 1989.

Brian and Lori have four children, Nicole, Kim, Brett, and Kelly. He enjoys any activities that are sports related and is an avid Chicago Bulls & Bears fan.

Executive Pastor
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Chuck SwobodaExecutive Pastor

(208) 733-6128, x106 | chuck@tfrc.org

Pastor Chuck Swoboda was born in Southeast Wisconsin and raised there and in Southern California. He received his Associates degree from Riverside Community College (Riverside, CA), Bachelor’s in Public and Interpersonal Communication from Biola University (La Mirada, CA), and his Master’s of Divinity from Bethel Seminary (St Paul, MN).

Chuck’s church ministry experience began when he worked part-time with the youth ministry at Faith Community Church for two years (Riverside, CA). He then moved to Wisconsin where he was the Director of Youth Ministries at First Reformed Church in Oostburg for seven years. He began his ministry here at TFRC in August 2003.

Chuck’s wife Shannon was born and raised in Southern California.  Chuck and Shannon met at Faith Community Church. They were married in 1996. They have three children; Robert, Leann, and Payton. They love being a part of the ministry at TFRC. Chuck enjoys many sport related activities and is an enthusiastic Packer fan.

Community Life Pastor
(208) 733-6128, x103  
Jon AustinCommunity Life Pastor

(208) 733-6128, x103 | jonaustin@tfrc.org

Director of Music & Worship
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Lori Ann LeeDirector of Music & Worship

(208) 733-6128, x113 | loriann@tfrc.org

Lori Ann was born and raised in Filer, Idaho. She grew up in the church and came to know Christ early in life.  Even as a young girl, she loved to sing and play the piano.  After high school she spent a year on the road in a ministry band and then settled back in Twin Falls.

In June of 1988, Lori Ann joined the TFRC staff.  Her passion is to see people enter into the presence of the Almighty God.

Her responsibilities include planning the worship services, overseeing the different worship teams, tech teams, and directing the choirs.

Lori Ann is married to Kim Lee who is an equipment operator for the Twin Falls County Highway District. They have two sons, Kole and Logan. They love to spend time together as a family and with friends.  Lori Ann loves to ride motorcycles.

Director of Music & Worship
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Ryan DemlowDirector of Music & Worship

(208) 733-6128, x111 | ryan@tfrc.org

Ryan Demlow was born in Minneapolis, MN and lived in the upper mid-west throughout his childhood, following his pastor dad to calls in Upper Michigan and southeast Wisconsin. He graduated from Winona State University (Winona, MN) with a Bachelor of Arts in Music (piano, performance emphasis) and moved back to the Minneapolis area to begin work at a music software company.

In 2000, Ryan joined the Twin Cities-based Christian band Upward Call. With Upward Call, he was given the opportunity to grow both musically and spiritually, while presenting contemporary Christian music to traditional churches around Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Ryan first began to envision a full-time career in ministry while attending a yearlong course of weekly seminary-level classes for lay leaders run by The Master’s Institute seminary in Roseville, MN. He continued to use his musical abilities as a volunteer worship team member at Community of Hope Church in Rosemount, MN, and was eventually asked to serve as the musical director/worship leader at the church’s second campus. In 2013, he was added to the staff of the main campus as Worship and Tech Associate.
TFRC is Ryan’s first full-time ministry position, and he’s excited to devote his days to helping to deepen the worship culture in Twin Falls. But he knows he couldn’t have made the move from the mid-west to Idaho without the support of his wife, Rachel. Together, they raise three boys – Emmett, Joey and Rudy. All of them are baseball fans (Minnesota Twins!) and enjoy the outdoors.
Director of Early Childhood Ministries
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Tiffany EdenDirector of Early Childhood Ministries

(208) 733-6128, x115 | tiffanyeden@tfrc.org

Tiffany Eden was born and raised in Lodi, California. In High School, she participated in Youth for Christ Campus Life and attended Quail Lakes Baptist Church. She met Matt while serving on the leadership team of the college group at church and an awesome friendship grew into a marriage. Matt and Tiffany were married in January 1993. Matt and Tiffany have two girls, Marina and Madison. Tiffany moved to Twin Falls in August 1992 and has grown to love Idaho.

Tiffany received her Associate degree from the College of Southern Idaho. She has been working with children since 1990 as a preschool teacher, assessor of child care programs, toddler lab facilitator for a community college, and as a mentor for child care professionals.

Tiffany enjoys working with young children and their families. Her hobbies include scrapbooking and crafts.

Director of Elementary Children's Ministries
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Melany HilaridesDirector of Elementary Children's Ministries

(208) 733-6128, x107 | melany@tfrc.org

Melany was born and raised in Ontario, California and moved to the Magic Valley in 1999.  She has been on staff at TFRC since May 2001.

Since Melany was a little girl she knew she wanted to work with children.  She grew up in the church and has volunteered in various children’s ministries as soon as she was of age.  After graduating from High School she worked as a preschool teacher for five years and then became a stay-at-home mom continuing her volunteer roles in children and youth ministries.

Melany graduated from Lewis and Clark State College with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Special Education.

Melany is married to George Hilarides and together they have six children – Rachel, Stephanie, Jonathan, Katrina, Mikayla and Bentley.

Melany’s hobbies include kayaking, tennis and many other outdoor sports.  She loves hanging out with her family and friends and going on vacations.

Melany has a passion to see kids give their lives to Jesus and enjoys walking alongside them in their journey.  She also has a passion for equipping leaders and taking them out for coffee or lunch.

Director of Youth Ministries
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Brett VriesmanDirector of Youth Ministries

(208) 733-6128, x108 | brett@tfrc.org

Brett was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho. Throughout his childhood he attended TFRC and actively volunteered and participated in multiple programs. He received an Associates in Arts and Sciences degree from Big Bend Community College and a Bachelors in Community Service from Montana State University – Northern. After finishing college, Brett moved back to Twin Falls.

Before becoming the Director of Youth Ministry, Brett worked at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Magic Valley and was a PSR for Twin Falls School District. He has been on staff at TFRC since February, 2014 and has loved every minute of it. Brett is passionate about students growing in their walk with Jesus and making TFRC a place students can call a second home.

Brett is married to his wife Laura. Together they have two boys, Benjamin and Jack. In his spare time Brett enjoys hanging with his family, playing basketball, golfing, and cheering for the Chicago Bulls!

Director of Missions
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Kristy PickettDirector of Missions

(208) 733-6128, x109 | kristy@tfrc.org

Director of Assimilation & Outreach
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Johnny BenavidesDirector of Assimilation & Outreach

(208) 733-6128, x105 | johnny@tfrc.org

Visitation Coordinator
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Brent ReinkeVisitation Coordinator

(208) 733-6128, x116 | breinke@tfrc.org

Business Administrator
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Connie LancasterBusiness Administrator

(208) 733-6128, x101 | connie@tfrc.org

Hi! I am Connie and I have worked at the church since 1992. I also am a PK (preachers kid) and have grown up in the church and became a follower of Christ at an early age. I enjoy working at the church and all the people I come into contact with. I have an AAS degree in Bookkeeping which really aids in the record keeping of the Church. I am married to Brian and we have one daughter, Shawna, who is married to Joe Getty and one granddaughter Henley.  We are in the ‘empty-nester’ stage of life and taking every opportunity to enjoy our children and granddaughter.. We enjoy camping, golfing, reading, bike riding, trap shooting, and riding four-wheelers. Pretty much anything outdoors.

As the Business Administrator, my job consists more of the business aspects of the church. I am responsible for keeping our finances up-to-date which consists of Accounts Payable, Payroll, work on keeping track of the annual budget, and tracking employee’s benefits.  I provide administrative support to the staff and try to maintain compliance of our churches policies and procedures.

Administrative Assistant
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Crystal BoydAdministrative Assistant

(208) 733-6128, x100 | crystal@tfrc.org

Custodian
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Brad Van HofwegenCustodian

(208) 733-6128, x110

I was raised in southern California, but moved to southern Idaho in 1988. My wife Marion and I have been married since 1975, we have two grown sons. Our oldest son is in genetics and is married to Dena, they have twin daughters, Carina and Anika. Our youngest son is a teacher and coach in Idaho and is married to Angela, they have 3 children, Bailey, Ezekiel and Asher. I have worked at Twin Falls Reformed Church since August, 2003.

Interests/Hobbies: Puzzles, games, golf.

Passions: Grand kids. Serving by keeping the church grounds looking good.

 

Maintenance
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Mark PearsonMaintenance

(208) 733-6128, x100 | mpearson@tfrc.org