Family Worship Center
Associate Pastor
Richard Oertel

Pastor Rich was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin and graduated from Washington Park High School. Following graduation he attended Milwaukee School of Engineering graduating with an Associate Degree in Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management. Following graduation he worked in industry for 22 years while working on a Business Administration Degree at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. During that time he met his wife Jean and they were married in 1964.

Rich and Jean have two children, Paul and Susan.  Paul, lives in Japan and is married to Ayako and they have two girls Machiko Amber and Sawako Pearl and son Youske Andrew. Sue is single and lives in Milwaukee and is a manager in a small manufacturing company.

In 1983 God called Rich into ministry. Moving his family to Washington, he attended Northwest College in Kirkland.  He graduated with a major focus on Pastoral Care and Christian Education. Following graduation he held various ministry positions including pastoring First Assembly of God in Union Grove, Wisconsin for 9 years. He became a part of the FWC family in August 2000. Pastor Rich oversees various administrative duties including the creating the church bulletin, as well as banner and sign production. 

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