Our Staff

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Pastor Robin Wargowsky

Tracy Farel, Office Secretary & Financial Secretary

Tracy Farel, Office Secretary & Financial Secretary

Pastor Robin accepted a call to Fellowship in September of 2013.  She graduated from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio in May, 2010, and served her first call at Faith Lutheran Church in Jackson, Ohio.  Pastor Robin also has undergraduate degrees in psychology and nursing.  Before receiving her call to ministry, she was an obstetrics nurse for more than fifteen years, serving at hospitals all over the United States, including Anchorage, Alaska; Tampa, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; and O’Fallon, Illinois.  Pastor Robin currently resides in Hilliard with her husband, Paul, who is a retired USAF search and rescue pilot.  They have one daughter, Amy, a Capital University graduate currently employed at Buckeye Ranch..

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Tracy Farel, Office Secretary & Financial Secretary

Tracy Farel, Office Secretary & Financial Secretary

Tracy Farel, Office Secretary & Financial Secretary

Tracy is a life long member of Fellowship.  She's been the secretary in the church office since March of 2014 and recently added Financial Secretary to her official duties.  She participates in the Fellowship band and the annual Sermon in Song, and often offers special music in our worship services playing the flute or singing the liturgy.  She also helps out with Altar Guild and with youth activities when needed.  In her spare time, Tracy is an avid reader and likes to hang out with her friends..

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Michael Cherup, Organist

Tracy Farel, Office Secretary & Financial Secretary

George Biemel, Choir/Band Director

 Michael came to Fellowship in June of 2019 as our organist.  He is a senior at Capital University working on a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and is minoring in history.  Michael has been playing the organ for ten years and the piano even longer.  He currently resides in Delaware, Ohio.  Michael is also an Eagle Scout. 

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George Biemel, Choir/Band Director

George Biemel, Choir/Band Director

George Biemel, Choir/Band Director

George Biemel serves as our Senior Choir Director.  A 30+ year member of Fellowship Lutheran Church, he has sung in the choir for the majority of that time, except for a 10 year period (2002-2012) when he previously directed the choir.  He strives to bring fun to rehearsals as the choir learns upcoming anthems.  George emphasizes the choir’s leadership role throughout the entire service, whether singing hymns and liturgy or the choir’s weekly choral anthem.  In addition to his service as the choir director, George also leads the Fellowship band periodically during select services and he coordinates our volunteers when Fellowship provides bimonthly dinners at First English Lutheran Church on Columbus’ near east side.  George graduated from The Ohio State University after which he worked as a consulting civil engineer until retirement.  He enjoys bicycle riding, downhill snow skiing, and playing trombone in the Worthington Civic Band and the Columbus Community Jazz Band.

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Amy Wargowsky

George Biemel, Choir/Band Director

Amy Wargowsky

Amy Wargowsky serves as our pianist for the Sunday evening Worship and Praise service.  She started piano at the age of five and has been playing piano at churches from the age of 13.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Capital University in 2012, majoring in music and sociology.  Following a brief hiatus in Vermont after college, Amy returned to the Columbus area and has been working for the Buckeye Ranch since.  She will begin classes Summer 2020 to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and obtain her Master's in Nursing.  She also plays part-time at Smoky Row Brethren Church at their morning service.  In her free time, Amy enjoys exploring the various festivities downtown, hiking, playing with her cats, and spending time with friends and family. 

Our Purpose, Vision, and Core Values

Our Purpose

To share God's love and grace through our words and actions. 

Our Vision

To be a "called and gathered" faith family whose members so fully experience the undeserved love of God that we are moved to express that same love of God in our relationships with one another and the whole community.  

  • by inviting and welcoming all of God's children into our faith family while expressing a uniquely Lutheran theological identity.  
  • by integrating people into this faith family so that they will share its vision, own its mission, and celebrate its presence in this place.  
  • by celebrating together in a corporate worship that lifts up Word and Sacrament as a means of grace and utilizes a variety of liturgical and musical styles in expression of that grace.  
  • by teaching the Good News to youth and adults alike through an encounter with God's Word in both of its forms -- law and gospel -- which are a means of grace, and by boldly exploring our doubts, our hopes and our fears in a supportive and affirming environment which is an expression of grace.  
  • by building up the confidence and ability of our members to share the Good News of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection and their own faith stores with others both inside and outside this faith family.  
  • by challenging the members of this faith family to discover, develop, and apply their varied spiritual gifts, talents and personal resources in service to both the Church and the community as a joyful response to their growing relationship with God.

Core Values

  • The Bible, through the lens of Jesus Christ’s grace, guides our values--Ephesians  2:8-9
  • We confess that we are all sinners and believe Jesus Christ died for our sins--1st John 1:9, Romans 3:23-26
  • We believe in the presence of Jesus Christ in Holy Communion, and we invite all Baptized people to share in the sacrament--1st Corinthians 11:23-28
  • We value all people as children of God.--1st John 3:1, Genesis 1:26-27
  • We care for our members, our neighbors and all of creation as Christ cares for us, demonstrated by our sharing of our selves, our time, and our possessions--Luke 10:25-37, Proverbs 3:27-28
  • We commit to our spiritual development as a life long journey--2nd Peter 3:18, Phi 3:13-14
  • We worship God and pray together as a celebration of our faith in the triune God and a celebration of our Christian unity--Phillipians 4:4-6, Acts 2:1-4, Ephesians. 4:1-6
  • We follow the Great Commission, sharing the good news to make Disciples for Christ--Matthew 28:18-20