TRAVIS TURNER: INTERIM PASTOR
KATIE FUSELIER: YOUTH MINISTER
Katie was born and raised in Mamou, La. where she currently resides with her high school sweetheart and amazing (her words exactly) husband, Hunter. They have two cats, Nate and Nick, and Katie affectionately describes them as spoiled.
Katie grew up in church and watched her dad serve as a youth pastor for many years. After graduating from high school and while attending college Katie began helping her dad in youth ministry. She says that’s when her passion for youth began to grow.
In addition to serving in youth ministry Katie is a full-time employee of Savoy Medical Center in Materials Management as a Shipping/Receiving Tech.
DAVID HARPER: WORSHIP LEADER
David Harper has covered the greatest distance to be a part of FBCE. As a high school senior in Eagle River, Alaska, he earned a college scholarship to Louisiana College. (Interestingly, David says the coldest he has ever been was in Louisiana, not Alaska.) It was at LC that he met Arien, who became his wife and his connection to our church.
David is a gifted storyteller. (Ask him to tell you the one about the doves or the one about the painted turtle.) Since 2014, he has served part time as a reserve deputy for the Eunice Marshalls office.
David has previously served as Children's Minister at FBCE and currently is our Worship Leader on Sunday mornings. David is the principal at Elton Elementary. He and Arien have two great boys, George and John David, and a beautiful girl, Hannah Grace.
CONNIE BEAUGH: WORSHIP COORDINATOR
Connie Beaugh was not born playing the piano... It just seems that way! In addition to her gifts as a musician, Connie is the staff member responsible for coordinating all our worship services and special worship events.
Connie graduated from Eunice High School and continued her studies at UL Lafayette. She plays a critical role in the Eunice Community Choir and Band and is an exceptional piano teacher. Connie is also a much sought after accompanist for weddings and funerals. Connie is wife to Terry, mom to Ashley, Anthony, and Arien, and "Mimi" to 13 grandchildren.
Makayla Elkins: PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR
Makayla joined the staff team in February 2018.
She brings a bright spirit and a love for Jesus to the preschool! Makayla is married to Blake, and they have 2 precious girls.
Sue Cormier: Church Secretary
Whether you call or visit our church during the week, Sue will likely be the first person you meet. Sue has been our church secretary since August of 2014. Previous to coming to First Baptist, she worked for Acadia Parish Schools, LSU Eunice, and previously as church secretary at a sister church.
She loves to read, do word puzzles and may be the biggest baseball fan in the building!
She has been married to Jimmy for 50 years, and together they have raised five sons and a daughter.