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Pastor Tom Hausch


My name is Thomas Hausch.  Around Friendship Celebration I am known as Pastor Tom.  I have been here just a little over 20 years. I was called by our church body to start a mission church in 1994. It has been an exciting adventure.  I served in three established churches in the west before I came to Idaho.  We have experienced moderate and steady growth through the years at Friendship Celebration.  Our membership is around 500 and our attendance is a little over 300.  My goal was to develop a blended worship style and ministry and that has attracted people who are comfortable with that format.  We are in the process of calling a second pastor who will lead us to the next and greater step of ministering to the people of Treasure Valley.  In the next couple of years I will be going into a part time status.  I am married to Linda who has been the primary worship leader at Friendship Celebration.  We have four grown children and five grandchildren.  My summer hobbies include gardening, canning pickles and salsa.  Through the year I enjoy working with wood and other handyman projects.  I love working on our church facilities with a great crew of very committed people.

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Tawna Werner

Preschool Director and 4s Teacher


My name is Tawna Ellis and I feel so blessed to be part of this great preschool and church. I most recently moved to Boise after living in southeastern Idaho for 25 years. I was very involved in my church there and helped to build their early childhood program and school over the years. I have taught several different ages throughout the last 20 years, but most enjoy kindergarten and younger. I fell in love with the preschool ages when I was the activity director at Grace Lutheran School, providing children with physical education on a regular basis. 

On a personal note;  my greatest joy in life,  is my two daughters (Jenna & Kayla) and my soon-to-be husband, Chris.  I enjoy coaching & playing volleyball, but mostly watching my girls play!!  I love Idaho and being part of this great state and this community.I am so blessed to have the opportunity to work at a Christian preschool, surrounded by a terrific staff.  Being a preschool teacher has so many benefits, but the greatest part is to see young children grow in their knowledge and faith.    What a blessing to go to work every day and be adored by such loving little people.

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Brett Lindemood

Director of Christian Education (DCE)



I am Brett Lindemood, and I have been here at FCLC since June 2012 serving as a DCE. By the Grace of God I work with youth and families to help ensure a deeper faith life rooted in God’s Word, and have been doing this since 2002. My wife Eileen teaches at the high school down the road, and my son and daughter are still in elementary school. We love every part of Idaho, and FCLC. I am enjoying connecting to the history of this Church, and I am excited where God is taking it in the years to come.    

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Kayla Liehe


Kayla keeps everything running. 

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Joan Hammerson

Office Secretary


My name is Joan Hammerson and I have been serving as Friendship Celebration’s Church Secretary since May 2015. I have joyfully called Friendship Celebration my church home since 2012. When I’m not singing in the Celebration Choir or on the Worship Team, I enjoy working in my garden, antiquing, genealogy, history, and taking care of my husband along with our pups, Jesse & Abby, and our cat Larry. I am very excited to see what God has in store for Friendship Celebration’s continuing ministry and feel honored to be a part of it.


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