Leadership

 

Brad and Amy Stroup
Lead Pastors 

Brad and Amy Stroup are full of life and serve us well as the pastors of Forerunner Fellowship. Our church began in their living room and has now grown into a vibrant young adult community. We are so grateful for them and the way that they continually call us higher in our perspective, call us closer together in our relationships and calls us deeper in our life in God. Plus, they are goofy and make our church a lot of fun.


Robbie and McKenna Van Vliet
Worship Pastors

Robbie and McKenna serve Forerunner Fellowship as our Worship Pastors. Both are transplants to Arlington, Robbie is from Kansas City, Missouri and McKenna is from Canton, Ohio. Their passion is to see people encounter the Living God in worship and be transformed and love helping disciple this community through corporate worship. They believe that the songs we sing about Jesus shape what we believe about Him, singing His word causes it to sink in and take root in our hearts. 



Luke and Caslin Fredenberg
Small Group Leaders

Luke and his wife Caslin live in Arlington, TX. Luke is a full-time missionary at The Prayer Room as a worship leader, finance director, and teacher in their part-time Bible programs. Luke, along with his wife Caslin, are one of forerunner fellowship's small group pastors and have a heart specifically to sow into college age and young adults. Luke has a strong desire to see people mature in their walk with God and experience the joy of a living and vibrant relationship with Him. 


John and Sherry Neely 
Small Group Leaders

John and Sherry love serving out of their home in small group ministry, with a heart to see families thrive.  They also enjoy leading worship together with two of their sons. John and Sherry have been happily married for thirty years and have seven children.  


Andy and Vina Sanchez
Small Group Leaders

Andy and Vina Sanchez are small group leaders called to partner in fulfilling the Great Commission by helping others connect with God and be further discipled in prayer, worship, and biblical teaching. Andy and Vina want to see the Body of Christ encouraged, equipped, and empowered to do the will of God by walking in the revelation of who God is and who we are to Him. Andy and Vina live in Arlington with their four daughters.


Luke and Cherish Cooper
Small Group Leaders

Luke and Cherish have been involved in the leadership of Forerunner Fellowship from the very beginning. Along with their son, Zeph, they love being a part of a community that is so focused on deep friendship that it spurs one another on in the word of god and prayer in day to day life. The Coopers love synth, heavy riffs and cats; You can find Luke most days with a guitar praising God with his frets, Cherish most days with a Cat, loving Jesus in the little moments, and Zeph most days building and creating with the amazing imagination that the Lord has given him.




Bret and Amy Ater
Children's Pastors

Brett and Amy have served as the children’s pastors at Forerunner Fellowship since its founding in 2012. They are passionate about equipping, not only children, but families for the solitary focus of Jesus in these last days. Brett has lived most of his life in Arlington and has been part of The Prayer Room since its very first meeting. His day job is working as a systems designer in the AV industry. Amy is a Louisiana native and works at home while homeschooling their four boys; Josiah, Ezra, Avi, and Phoenix.