Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center

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Darrin Rodgers
Director
Curriculum Vitae

Darrin has served as director since September 2005. A fourth-generation Pentecostal, he was raised in North Dakota. Darrin earned his B.A. (Hillsdale College), M.A. in Theological Studies (Assemblies of God Theological Seminary), and J.D. (University of North Dakota School of Law). When asked about his legal training, he quips that he "moved from law to grace." He came to the FPHC from Fuller Theological Seminary, where he served at the David du Plessis Archive and the McAlister Library. He has authored Northern Harvest, a history of Pentecostalism in North Dakota, and numerous articles in books and journals. His research interests include Pentecostal origins, ethnic aspects of Pentecostalism's development, and the intersection of Christianity and culture. Darrin's portfolio includes public relations, acquisitions, editing Assemblies of God Heritage magazine, conducting oral history interviews and, he notes, leading "a talented team of people who are passionate about Pentecostal history."


Glenn Gohr
Reference Archivist
Curriculum Vitae

Originally from Wichita Falls, Texas, Glenn has served at the FPHC since July 1987. After earning a B.A. in English from Midwestern State University, he moved to Springfield and earned an M.Div. from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He is an ordained AG minister, is married, and has two children. Glenn's duties at the FPHC include cataloging and maintaining the photograph collection and the audio and video files. He regularly contributes articles and is also the copy editor for Heritage. He has written articles for various publications, including the New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. His broad knowledge of early Pentecostal history is a significant asset to the FPHC.


William Molenaar
Digital Archivist
Curriculum Vitae

William has served at the FPHC since August 2006. Originally from Southern California, he graduated with a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Evangel University, and an M.Div. from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. In the future, he plans on pursuing doctoral studies in historical and systematic theology. As the Special Projects Coordinator, he oversees the FPHC's digitization efforts, does reference work in Pentecostal/Charismatic theology, maintains the FPHC website, and catalogs materials.


Sara Chouinard
Archivist

Sara has served at the FPHC since July 2012. Originally from Massachusetts, she worked in her small town public library for seven years assisting with processing materials and creating story time events for children. She graduated from Central Bible College with a B.A. in Deaf Ministries. Currently she serves as Children's Pastor at Ozark Mountain Deaf Church. She also has a heart for missions and daily prays for friends in India and around the world. As an Archivist, her main responsibilities are to catalog and process materials.


Jeanine Bartels
Administrative Coordinator

Jeanine started at the FPHC in January 2013. Originally from Michigan, she was a stay at home mom for many years with their 5 children. She is married to Evangel University professor Robert Bartels and they moved to Springfield in 2005. Jeanine graduated from Evangel University in Special Education/Elementary Education in 2009. Prior to joining the FPHC staff she served as a Missionette Coordinator, a paraprofessional in a Special Education program, and a substitute teacher for Springfield Public Schools.


Joyce Lee
Assistant Cataloger

Joyce has served at the FPHC since May 1986. She retired as Archivist in May 2013 and continues to work part-time as Assistant Cataloger. Born and raised in New Jersey, she is a third-generation Pentecostal. She moved to Springfield in 1976 to attend the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, from which she graduated in 1979. She previously worked as the cataloger and coordinator of technical services at the AGTS library for nine years. As archivist, she is responsible for cataloging or supervising the cataloging of printed materials, occasionally creating puzzles for Heritage magazine, and assisting researchers. In 1999 she assisted then FPHC director, Wayne Warner, in the compilation of The Essential Smith Wigglesworth. Joyce and her husband Jay live in Springfield.


Michelle Yarbrough
Archives Specialist

Michelle, a native of Branson, Missouri, earned a B.A. in Church Music from College of the Ozarks and an M.M. in Flute Pedagogy at Missouri State University. Currently, she is working on an M.A. in Religious Studies at Missouri State University. Michelle works part-time at the FPHC, where she assists with helping current researchers and processing online orders. Michelle also has established a flute studio where she teaches aspiring flutists. She has played with the Springfield Regional Opera, has performed several solo recitals in the area, and is an on-call musician for the Springfield Symphony.


Bethany Eltringham
Archives Specialist

Bethany was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, and homeschooled until high school. She worked in the warehouse at Africa's Hope for two years doing inventory, working with computers, and shipping books and computers to African Bible schools; she also hopes to one day visit Africa and see firsthand the impact the Assemblies of God has made there. Bethany is currently a student at Evangel University, working toward a major in Social Work and a minor in Photography. She began at the FPHC in June of 2013, and assists with cataloging and digitizing materials.


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