Welcome to Promise Connect

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What is Promise Connect?

Promise Connect is an idea formed to “connect” people to each other.  We connect so that we may walk alongside each other to offer support, care, and guidance as we grow in our faith.

How Does It Work?

The idea is realized by forming groups of 8 – 10 people that meet for 10 week periods to dig deeper into each week’s sermon and get to know each other on a deeper level.  Each group decides the day, time, and location they will meet each week.  The group is provided with study materials for each week and discussion questions.  After the 10 weeks, the group may choose to start another ten-week session together or break apart and join other groups to build more connections.

How Do I Sign-Up?

Check out the groups below by clicking on the leader photos.  When you find a group that works for you, click on the leader’s name or photo to be redirected to the groups sign-up page.  Groups begin meeting the week of January 14th, 2018.

 

Tim Benzinger – Fridays at 6:00 am, Biggby at Georgetown

Where did you grow up?

Fort Wayne

Describe your personality in 3 words.

Compassionate, Seeking/Growing, and “Out There”

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Spend time with my family, play video games, and ride motorcycles

 

Cammie and Bill Johnson – Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, Summit City Brewerks

Where did you grow up?

Cammie – Wichita, KS, Macclesfield, England, and Smyrna, TN
Bill – Pella, Iowa

Describe your personality in 3 words.

Cammie – Creative and Organized Chaos
Bill – Calm, Thoughtful, and Creative

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Cammie – I love to work with clay in my spare time
Bill – Video games

 

Amy Boston – Wednesdays at 6:15 pm, Promise room 101

Where did you grow up?

Born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN

Describe your personality in 3 words.

Introvert-extrovert, kind, and generous

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

I love spending time with my family and just recently started a

beginner adult tap dance class.

 

Ruth and Jerry Ehle – Wednesdays @ 7:00pm at Ehle’s house

Where did you grow up?

On the farm in the Fort Wayne area

Describe your personality in 3 words.

Spontaneous, Practical and Hospitable

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Ruth – music

 

Dan and Melissa Harrington – Thursdays @ 6:30 pm in Room 106

Where did you grow up?

Dan- I grew up around the Tri-cities (Bay City/Saginaw/Midland) in Michigan.
We recently moved to Fort Wayne to pursue the seminary in June of this year.

Melissa – Bay City, Michigan

Describe your personality in 3 words.

Dan – Musical, Analytical, and a Listener

Melissa – Empathetic, Musical, and Detail-Oriented

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Dan – Play Guitar, Read, and Learn

Melissa – Playing the Flute and Guitar, Reading, and Sewing/Crocheting

 

Keith and Angie Kiess – Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm at Kiess’ House

Where did you grow up?

Keith & Angie – Fort Wayne, IN

Describe your personality in 3 words.

Keith – Creative, Loyal and Goofy

Angie – Creative, Caring, and Sympathetic

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Spare time… what’s that? We are both creative people and like to work with our hands so we are always busy. We also have a son in college at University of Cincinnati so we are traveling there often to see him. For Angie this means making T-shirt quilts, decorating and painting, organizing, sewing, upholstery, and just generally taking something old and bringing it back to life. For Keith it’s working with wood or metal, and inventing better ways to do things as he has been called MacGyver by some. We both love traveling, going to wineries and having fun with friends.

 

Christa Koenemann – Thursdays @ 4:30pm in Room 106

Where did you grow up?

Fort Wayne, IN

Describe your personality in 3 words.

My personality traits are: Friendly, loving, and compassionate.

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

My favorite thing to do in my spare time is spend it with my family. I just love them. They’re all so cute!!!

 

Ralph and Diana Kurtz – Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm in Room 106

Where did you grow up?

Ralph – On our farm in Harlan
Diana – In an addition in Fort Wayne and Harlan, IN

Describe your personality in 3 words.

Ralph – Friendly, Easy Going, and Caring

Diana – Serving, Caring, and Empathetic

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Ralph – Hunting, Snowmobiling, and Cycling
Diana – Reading, Crafts, and Decorating

 

Bob and Jean Milledge – Wednesdays @ 10:00 am in Room 106

Where did you grow up?

They both grew up in Fort Wayne, IN.

Describe your personality in 3 words.

Jean says Bill is: Kind, Loving, and Giving

Bob says Jean is: Caring, Giving, and Understanding

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Jean – spending time with family, grandkid’s activities, camping, and sewing.

Bob – spending time with family, grandkid’s activities, camping, and researching genealogy.

 


Ed Redmon – Sundays @ 3:00pm in Room 106

Where did you grow up?

Muskegon, Michigan

Describe your personality in 3 words.

Conservative, Reliable, and Friendly/Fun Living

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Reading and Technology

 


Marceile Redmon – Thursdays @ 5:30 pm in Room 106

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in the “Hilltop” area of Columbus, Ohio.

Describe your personality in 3 words.

Shy and Quirky

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

In my spare time I love to read and watch PBS documentaries and dramas. Although I also appreciate many of the British comedies.

 


Keith and Kendra Thompson – Sundays @ 11:45 am in Room 106

Where did you grow up?

Keith – Small town of Elgin, OH – 50 people, 14 houses, and 60 cars
Kendra – Small town of Payne, OH

Describe your personality in 3 words.

Keith – Intellectual, Literal, and Playful

Kendra – Passionate, Reserved, and Comical

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Keith – Table Sports – Pin Pong, Foosball, etc.

Kendra – I have rotating interests including piano, researching ways to live healthier, and currently researching and obsessing over the home we’re about to build.

 


Elan and Kate Williams – Mondays @ 6:00 pm in the Nursery

Children are welcome to play in Nursery while parents meet

Where did you grow up?

Elan – I grew up all over in Lawrence, KS; South Bend, IN; Ann Arbor, Mi; and right here in Fort Wayne, IN.

Kate – Fort Wayne

Describe your personality in 3 words.

Elan – Stubborn, intuitive, and loyal

Kate – Contemplative, peaceful, and scattered

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Elan – Playing and Watching Sports, Photography, and Spending Time With My Family

Kate – Being in nature, being creative, and spending time with family & friends.

 


Mike Ziegler – Wednesdays @ 6:15 am in Room 106

Where did you grow up?

Western Illinois

Describe your personality in 3 words.

Friendly, Giving, and Cautious

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Spending time with family, friends, and playing golf.

 


Justin Gudel – Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm at Old Crown

Where did you grow up?

I was born in Orange County California, but have essentially grown up in Fort Wayne, IN, and Wisconsin (various cities).

Describe your personality in 3 words.

Analytic. Creative. Pedantic.

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

It would have to be a mixture of reading/writing and having interesting conversations.