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Maggie Burton, Receptionist
(309) 829-9327  office@blmfcc.org

Maggie was born and raised in Indiana, where she attended Indiana State University. Later she moved to Palatine, IL where she began her career as a church bookkeeper and administrator.

At FCC, Maggie is present for our church visitors during the weekdays, and she is the friendly voice on the phone during the core hours our church office is open.  Maggie maintains the church calendar, distributes mail and handles general church email, coordinates building use, prepares various serving schedules, maintains bulletin boards, orders supplies, maintains myriad office equipment, coordinates office volunteers, sends letters for special church occasions and observances, coordinates funerals, and provides general office support including printing of other staffpersons' documents, bulletins, newsletters, and certificates. 

 Maggie is married, has three daughters, four grandchildren, and one dog. She enjoys visiting with family and friends, walking, and reading in her spare time.


Debbie Stumm, Financial Secretary

(309) 829-9327  dstumm@blmfcc.org

Debbie has an Office Administration degree from ISU, and joined the FCC staff in August of 1981.  She came to type the bulletin for one Friday afternoon and has now stayed over 35 years.  As our Financial Secretary, she is responsible for managing our income and expenses.  She also keeps track of prayer joys and concerns, mails the weekly prayer cards, and records attendance and visitor counts.

Debbie is a member of First Baptist Church of Bloomington where she is also the Financial Secretary there, teaches preschool Sunday School, and sings in the choir.  She also enjoys singing in the Passion Play Choir, playing games, cats, flower gardening, and square and round dancing.  One of Debbie’s favorite Bible verses is the 100th Psalm which is read each year as the prayer at her family’s Thanksgiving dinner:  “Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth.  Worship the LORD with gladness; come into his presence with singing …”


Jenifer Petri, Communications Coordinator

(309) 531-9562  info@blmfcc.org

Jenifer has been working for FCC since the summer of 2013.  She finds it an interesting challenge to compose a complete and current digital weekly newsletter (the Friday Email), preparing the reader for the coming Sunday's worship services and other events at the church.  Jen designs a bi-weekly church newsletter, The Messenger, and sends an interactive electronic version, while producing a version that is printed and mailed from the office. 


She also coordinates the production of a bi-weekly newsletter called Beyond the Bricks, which highlights varied community events that focus on mission, service, and fellowship.  Jen enjoys developing the visuals used in worship each Sunday in both the traditional and One and All services, and she is the social media coordinator and website master for the church.  Jen prepares the traditional and One and All service bulletins.


Jen's greatest joys are her children, Paige and Austin, and her husband, Darrel.  She is an avid introvert who enjoys her pets, fishing, and nature in general.  She and Darrel are passionate about Israel and enjoy traveling there and to all the other corners of the earth.


Her favorite Bible passage is John 1:1-18, a beautiful description of our Savior's power and omnipresence by the Apostle whom He loved, and words of hope, light, and comfort for a world often a challenge to navigate.      




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