Tami McFate, Secretary
cell: (406) 860-0344
work: (406)628-4978
Email: mail@gbclaurel.com
 
I have been attending Grace Bible Church for 27 years.  I have been married for 26 years to Rich McFate and we have three amazing children.  Our oldest, Daylor, was married this summer to Katie and they are living in Missoula.  They are on staff with Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship on the U of M Campus.  Our second child, KayLee recently graduated from MSUB with a degree in General Business and our youngest, Maygan, recently graduated from LHS.  The girls are living with us at this time.  We recently moved into a new home and I just started working at GBC as the secretary. 

For the past 24 years, we have owned and managed two seasonal businesses.  With our recent move, we no longer have our Christmas business, but we will continue to sell fireworks in the summer.  These businesses allowed me to be a stay at home mom full time while my children were growing up.  I'm excited to now have the opportunity to serve our church body in a staff position because the recent life changes have made that possible. 

I have been involved in many areas of ministry over the years.  I oversaw the nursery and pre-school ministry for a time.  I have and continue to be a Sunday School teacher.  My husband and I did youth ministry here for eight years.  I have been actively involved in the Women's ministries as well.  My heart is to see the church work together as God intended it to.  I love to help put people and plans together to make ministry happen smoothly and effectively.  I am passionate about the importance of plugging in to the church and using the gifts that God has given us to serve His people and those who do not know Him yet in our community. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or ideas that you have.  If I don't know the answer, I will do my best to find it.  It's a priveledge to be part of a loving family of believers and to have a job that lets me do what I love every day!