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Meet Carolyn

My name is Neil Buzick. I am a proud of veteran of the United States Army. I was a  Counterintelligence Agent (97B), and today I run a martial arts school here in Jupiter. 

A couple of years ago, I was asked to come and lead an Anti-Bullying Night for JupiterFIRST’s children and youth. When I walked in through the front doors, I meet the happiest pastor I have ever seen in the entire world, Associate Pastor Chip Jurskis. And he welcomed me and said, “Hey, what’s going on? And we’re glad you’re here,” I really felt like he meant it. Pastor Kevin gave some words about bullying to the kids that night as well. And I thought, “That’s kind of neat.”

That night, I said to my wife, “This church just feels right.” I was going to a different church at the time, and I am Lutheran through and through. And I thought, “But man, it just feels right going there.” So I told my wife, “Honey, let’s try to go to JupiterFIRST and test it out.”

When we came for the first time, the music and singers were amazing singers, and when I went home I told my wife again, “It just feels right. So let’s keep going back.” And we went to a couple of different events and again we said, “It just feels right.”

And one day I said, “You know what, there’s this little thing I need to ask the church about because I’m very, very passionate about inclusivity in the church.” As I recall, I think I ambushed one of the pastors by saying, “I’ve got to ask you about this.” When I asked, they reassured me with this big smile again. And I laughed, and I just said, “This just feels… right!”

It just feels right about being here.

And so we have made this our permanent church home. 

Neil Buzick


We can’t wait to meet you!