Our 2016 Officers
President – Loren Poppe
Loren is an established Close Up Magician, Parlor Entertainer, and Stage Illusionist in Fort Collins, CO. Loren Started Light Entertainment in 2010, and for 5 years has served the Northern Colorado Area with Church Conferences, Birthday Shows, Weddings, Restaurant Magic, Carnival Magic, and Sunday School Lessons. Loren is a past Vice President and Web Master of FCM, and is passionate about bringing Love, Joy, Kindness, and hope to others through the art of Gospel Magic.
Vice President and Webmaster – Karl Bastian
Karl Bastian, aka “The Kidologist,” is the founder of Kidology.org and the host of KidminTalk.com. A veteran children’s pastor who received a call to children’s ministry at the age of ten, his life mission is to equip and encourage those who minister to children. Through speaking, performing, writing and training, Karl seeks to challenge others to reach and teach kids for Jesus through a relational ministry approach. Visit his blog at Kidologist.com to discover a wealth of resources for ministry to kids! Karl started using gospel magic as a young boy being mentored by a professional magician who attended his church and by age 12 was performing at area churches. By his teenage years he was performing on mission trips and has lectured at the Magic Castle in Hollywood and at conferences around the country. He loves using magic to reach and teach kids for Jesus. Karl is delighted to be a part of FCM to help others learn to use magic and other creative means to share the Good News of Jesus with a hurting world.
Treasurer – Dennis Link
We don’t know much about Dennis. We don’t even have a real picture of him!
He is our treasurer… and that means that the rest of us don’t need to worry about the club’s money. Aside from that he is a really nice guy and randomly hands out Million dollar bills to everyone he meets. He is a loving husband and father and is quick with a joke or pun that will put a smile on anyone’s face! He will also delight anyone with a magic trick – he always seems to have one ready!
Secretary & Conference Coordinator– Dave Wintermute
Dave Wintermute is an up and coming (or in other words a “novice”) magician. He prefers magic with a message or using magic to tell a story. He got into the Society of American Magicians (SAM) in 2003 when his son, James, developed an interest in magic. It seemed like the right Father-Son thing to do. James grew up and lost his interest in magic, but his father never did. He has also been involoved in the FCM for the last few years and has created some very unique ways to use magic. Dave does most of his magic in church where he uses it to teach Sunday school. He also has an affinity for the history of magic and magicians.