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We're Glad You're Here!

 A place to find your faith and purpose.

 

Our team is trained to lead the day to day operations of the church. We are united in our efforts to reach the unchurched, connect the unconnected, and minister to the people in front of us.

 

Meet Our Staff:

Dr. Douglas Peake

Dr. Douglas Peake

Lead Pastor

Pastor Doug and Kim moved to Boise in January 1996 to lead Foothills Christian Church. He believes, “Jesus changes everything” and has continued to grow and focus on Jesus and how every person can know Him.

He was ordained into the full time ministry in 1987, and has a BA in Bible (’87), MA in Education  (’90) and A Doctorate of Ministry (’03).

Harvey Friesen

Harvey Friesen

Executive Pastor

Harvey and his wife Shadlee have been serving God and people in formal ministry for nearly 30 years.  Shortly after beginning in ministry, he was named as the Senior Pastor of a church in Boulder, Colorado at the age of 27. He has a A.S. in General Studies – Mathematics from Seminole State College, a B.S. in Bible Ministry from Manhattan Christian College, and is a candidate for the M.A. in Leadership from Cincinnati Bible Seminary. Harvey and Shadlee have four children.

Steve Botsford

Steve Botsford

Student Pastor

Steve joined the staff as a Pastor at Foothills in September of 2019. He graduated from Boise Bible College in 2009 with a Bachelors and has over a decade in leading youth ministries. He has a heart for showing students the true love of Jesus Christ. Steve has been married to Monique since 2007. They have 5 wonderful kids. They love the outdoors, sharing a meal with friends, playing pretty much all games, and hitting the park!

Jesse Maher

Jesse Maher

Director of Creative Arts

Jesse is originally from Twin Falls and joined Foothills in September of 2019 as the Director of Creative Arts. He has been managing and directing events across the United States for over 10 years.

Jesse is a two time national ballroom dance champion, a passionate performing arts advocate, and helps coach a show choir in Twin Falls and a ballroom team in Gooding.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Communications from Southern Utah University in 2010.

Jesse is also the proud father of a dachshund mix named, Cooper.

Emma Fulmer

Emma Fulmer

Director of Development

Emma and her husband, Jadon moved to Eagle in 2018. After living in both their home towns in California and Vermont, they were determined to figure out where God wanted them. After much prayer and searching Eagle, Idaho and Foothills Christian Church were the answers! Emma became the Director of Children’s Ministry in June 2020, and is now the Director of Development. She and Jadon have 4 children. One is grown and lives in LA and the others are 10, 8 and 6. They homeschool their kiddos, love going on family RVing adventures and helping out here at the church!

Jalene Cabrales

Jalene Cabrales

Director of Children's Ministry

Jalene and her family took a giant leap to follow God’s lead to Idaho in 2018. She has a passion for family ministry, teaching children about the love of Jesus, and building community. Jalene has a heart to help children experience the joy that comes with following Jesus and to recognize His great love. She received her B.A. in Child Development and her B.A. in Psychology from California State University in 2011. Jalene loves to travel and adventure with her husband and their two children, she enjoys all things related to Summer, and enjoys volunteering in the community.

Kim Cross

Kim Cross

Director of Family Ministry

Kim moved to Idaho in 1996.  After 20 years of teaching and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling, she was called to be the Director of Family Ministry at Foothills Church. 

Kim uses Biblical principles to help parents improve their parenting skills and couples to strengthen their marriages. 

Kim also works as an ambassador for the Amen Clinic to provide resources and behavioral guidance for managing the challenges of ADD within the family.

As a mom of two adult children, a published author and the co-host of The Lost Art of Parenting podcast, Kim continues to share her expertise through trainings and private coaching throughout the Treasure Valley and across the country.

Cynthia Janoushek

Cynthia Janoushek

Director of Outreach

Cynthia has been employed with Foothills as the Director for Outreach since August 2010 and has been a member here for 26 years.

I am very passionate about being involved in helping our community. Cynthia was Born in Minnesota and spent the first 11 years there, then moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon where she attended school and college. She has over 25 yers of management experience.

Cynthia is Married to Dan, and together they  are blessed with 3 grown children and 12 Grandchildren ranging in ages from 7 to 23 years old.

Cynthia enjoys spending time with family, traveling, camping, rock hunting , hiking,  bike riding and exploring the great outdoors.

Tiffany Almaraz

Tiffany Almaraz

Director of Operations

Tiffany has been attending Foothills since 1999. She has been on staff since 2014. Her husband Carlos is an active volunteer on the Safety Team. Marcos, her only son, joined the Navy in 2017 and is stationed in Jacksonville Florida. Her oldest daughter Amiya manages Whitelight Coffee (the church coffee bar) and is a Youth Leader as well. Elicia helps her sister at the coffee bar and volunteers in other areas around the church. Her youngest daughter, Telee, volunteers at the coffee bar and FH Kids.

Brittany Worstell

Brittany Worstell

Creative Arts Assistant

Brittany was born and raised here in Idaho. She grew up in Twin Falls where she met and fell in love with her high school sweetheart, Mason. They started their family young and moved to Boise in the spring of 2011 just a year into her photography journey and her Early Education career. On and off in a classroom full of toddlers for 10 years and having 2 more children herself; she changed careers in 2020 to EMS and added Creative Arts/EMRTeam here at Foothills in 2021.

Her family loves thier pets, music, ’80s square bodies, and enjoys any adventures outside.

If you keep an eye out, you will see her children serving in all different ministries throughout the church.

Miseda Lilly

Miseda Lilly

Administrative Assistant

Miseda was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and was raised in Boise for most of her life, until adulthood when she relocated to the Seattle area and Germany before returning back to her Idaho roots. She has been attending Foothills for 11 years and has been on staff for almost 3 years.

Along with administrative work, Miseda can often be found planning and teaching FH Kids’ Sunday School lessons.
With her husband, Anthony, they are raising three young boys, Ayzaiah, Zachariah, and Tobyas, who can often be found running around the church. In her free time, you’ll catch her finding adventures with her vibrant family and running her cake decorating business.
Katie Nelson

Katie Nelson

Administrative Assistant

Katie Nelson, her husband, Chase (who you’ll often see playing electric guitar during worship) and two children moved to Eagle in 2021.  God immediately provided a home for them in Foothills Christian Church.

Katie grew up in different areas of the PNW with about 5 years of her youth spent as a missionary in the Philippines.  Meeting new people, building relationships & helping others feel welcome is a natural joy for her.   God has always kept her heart passionate for high school ministry & she has loved volunteering Monday nights getting to know the youth.

The Nelsons love camping, having dinner with friends & growing their community.

Jeff Nunes

Jeff Nunes

Maintenance Manager

Jerry Lyle

Jerry Lyle

Chairman of the Elders

Jerry and Debbie have been members of Foothills since 2006 after moving to Boise and church shopping for nearly a year. Once they found Foothills, it felt like home. They have both been called to serve in various ways and have been volunteering in church and other organizations for decades. Their two kids, Nicole and Andy, are both members of Foothills and serve in ministries of the church. Jerry and Debbie enjoy retirement and stay busy with volunteer work and spending time with their grandkids.

Ernie Satterthwait

Ernie Satterthwait

Elder

Ernie and Jenny first became members in 2001 and again rejoined Foothills in 2015
after moving back to Boise after Ernie’s career took them to Denver and England on assignment for five years. They have served through leadership of the Financial Peace and Legacy Journey classes for several years. Ernie is also a member of the FCC Safety and Security Team.
Ernie recently retired from his career as a CIO, and Jenny is a retired Certified Public
Accountant. Ernie and Jenny have three adult sons, and three granddaughters. During their “free” time they love to tour on their Harley Davidson’s, visit the grandchildren and fly around Idaho’s beautiful mountains.

Mike Scott

Mike Scott

Elder

Mike and Deanna rejoined Foothills after retiring from the military in 1990.  Educated in business and public administration, Mike has served as an Elder since 1995, and as a small group leader, and in various other leadership capacities since that time. Mike and Deanna have 2 adult sons, and 4 grandchildren.

Larry McGhee

Larry McGhee

Elder

Larry has been an Elder since 1995.  He and his wife, Linda, have been a part of the church since 1970. Larry retired after four decades of service in law enforcement. Larry has taken on duties at the Church serving Funeral Pastor, Wedding Pastor, and serves on the Hearts and Hands Ministry Team. Linda also retired after two decades as Secretary to the Academic Dean and receptionist at Boise Bible College. They have three grown children and a quiver full of grandchildren and great grandchildren.  They’ve spent their retirement traveling the United States on their motorcycle. 

 

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