Hello, I’m Alex Purtell, the founder of Froot Group. Ever since I became a Christian and started serving as a worship leader, my heart has always been for the church and for the incredible ministry of worship. I have seen the need for churches and worship leaders alike to have a simple and easy way to quickly connect when looking to fill a position in the church. After meeting with several pastors and worship leaders about this idea, I knew that I needed to take the next step and make this happen for churches and worship leaders across the country. As a graduate from Cedarville University with a degree in Worship, and as a worship leader myself for over a decade, I understand the difficulties of trying to find a job. I’ve been there myself. At Froot Group, this is what we’re devoted to – placing candidates and helping fill open positions quickly. I strive to make Froot Group relevant and customer service driven. My main responsibility is to keep Froot Group competitive through strategic planning, training and management of daily operations. I bring energy, care and drive to everything I do by focusing on people and partnerships. Let me help you spend less time stressing and more time doing what you’re called to do: producing fruit for God. Please take a few minutes and fill out our questionnaire so we can get the process started. I look forward to personally working with you!
Hello, I’m Meggan Jacobus and I am the Staffing Manager for Froot Group. My passion for marketing and business development began in college while attending Franklin University. My expertise spans many facets of business from human relations, to business development (marketing, project management, social media, etc.). Having worked as a worship facilities coordinator for more than a dozen years, I recognize the unique needs of churches and worship staff. While working at the church, I also realized my passion for being resourceful and helping people realize their full potential. I have a track record of succeeding and the ability to build loyal client and candidate relationships. I pride myself with putting the best candidate in the most productive climate for their skills and personality, while watching them make a difference for the clients we serve. I want to make your life easier – whether that’s helping you find your next job, or matching you up with a stellar staff member. I look forward to working with you!
Hello, I’m Dave Feltman and I am a Search Coach at Froot Group. I have been a full-time worship pastor for 20 years serving at several churches throughout the Midwest. I earned by B.A. in Music from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO. With a desire to sharpen my skills as a leader, I later completed my M.A. in Ministry (focusing on worship) and my Ph.D. in Theology (focusing on leadership).
I have lead worship programs on both a state and national level. I served as the North-East Regional Director for the Assemblies of God music department, and also the Mid-West Regional Director – this included being part of the National Committee for Worship with the purpose to guide and resources worship leaders in churches of all sizes.
During the last 6 years, I have served as Executive Pastor. I oversaw the entire staff and gave instruction to help my team to keep everyone moving forward together in the overall vision of the church. This included annual calendar planning, budgeting, staff recruitment, and goal setting.
As Creative Director of Services, I have been responsible in many different roles. I’ve chosen songs for sermons, themes, and special occasions, set up for multiple services each week, written, captured, and edited more than a thousand videos of various styles and purposes, featured actors and songs to transport people to another time and place, set up and programmed lights for services and special events, and insured that every element is in place and works together.
I am excited to combine my leadership skills and musical experience to help match churches with the right staff person that will not only lead the congregation in authentic worship, but will also support and expand the vision of the lead pastor and church.
Hello, I’m Abbie Patzke and I am the Client Relations Coordinator at Froot Group. I collaborate with clients to schedule and book events for the talented worship artists we represent. With a degree in Social Work from Cedarville University, I am consistently working with people and connecting them with resources to meet their needs. I am able to utilize this skill-set in my work with clients, and I am enthusiastic about advancing Froot Group’s goal of reaching our culture through worship. My background enables me to relate to people of all ages, and to listen to each client and the unique needs that they have. Have an event that you need a worship leader? Contact me and I will be happy to help. We can’t wait to worship with you!
Hello! My name is Josh Wright, and I am a Consulting Director here at Froot Group. I grew up serving in church, and volunteering with every aspect of church life I could get involved with including lighting, production, sound, and playing drums with the worship team. My heart has always been to serve the Church and see her constantly progressing and reaching people. Over many years of working with different church teams, I’ve found one thing to be true; it really is all about the heart. Doing the best you can, with what you have…with a heart that seeks to please God, and a desire to work with excellence.
This has become my life’s passion: to teach and train churches and creative teams how to best progress, and use what’s in their hands to build His kingdom. I attended Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney, Australia, where I worked with the church there for many years. I have also worked with many other churches and creative teams helping coordinate conferences, compile training programs, and organize worship team scheduling. I have extensive experience with Ableton Live, and consider myself a jack-of-all-trades kinda guy. I know I speak for all of Froot Group when I say, we can’t wait to meet you, and take the church forward together!
Hi, I’m Kelli Wright and I am a Consulting Director for Froot Group. As a graduate of Hillsong International Leadership College and a Worship Leader of more than 12 years, I have developed the passion and skills to teach, train, equip and call forth the creative team! My heart is to not only create a great worship experience, but to continuously develop a deeper understanding of the heart and lifestyle of authentic worship.
I have worked with many different churches across the US and Australia to specifically enhance, authenticate and modernize their worship experiences. My heart is to work hand in hand with creative teams across the globe, developing new pathways, skills, mindsets and ‘heart-sets’, so nothing holds them back from reaching the world around them! I value honor and excellence in a worship setting and truly believe that we have what we need within us, to reach the dreams that God has placed in our hearts!
I have been involved in nearly every aspect of church life, from lighting, graphics and producing conferences/creative directing, to administration, logistics and the welcome team. I have learned how to take a church model and make it relevant to many different cultures and local demographics.
Over the past decade I have seen my passion for life shift into a passion for the Creative Kingdom of God! I believe in a lifestyle of worship that advances His Church, and cannot wait to see the dreams that God has put in your heart become a reality!
Hello! My name is Derek Harsch, and I am the Marketing Director here at Froot Group. I can remember at a very early age attending church Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Growing up in the church, I was very heavily involved in youth group and youth camps and later became part of our worship team as a worship leader! I truly don’t know where I would be without Jesus and the local church. For the past 5 years I have been working at churches in various positions such as worship leader and social media coordinator. I am also very passionate about reaching the next person and helping them find the perfect church position through all our social media platforms! If you have any questions don’t ever hesitate to reach out! Looking forward to working with you.
Hi friends! I’m Stacey Windover and I am the Guest Experience Consultant at Froot Group! It has been reported from several different studies that people decide whether or not to return to a church in the first 1 to 7 minutes of arriving on campus. In that time, they usually haven’t heard the music or the message, but they have met the people!! I have spent the past 6½ years building a team of incredible people who are focused on welcoming, informing, and serving each guest and helping them take their next step to getting connected in a group or on a serving team at an amazing church in Dallas, Georgia. I have a huge heart for people, period! I am so excited to join the Froot Group team! As a Guest Experience Consultant, my passion is to help churches create an amazing first impression where guests feel welcomed, noticed, and loved all while experiencing Jesus in a way they have never experienced Him before! I would love to help you create an incredible strategy! I can’t wait to meet you!