Martha Root is the General Manager. A native of Melbourne, Martha graduated from Melbourne High School, Stetson University and has spent most of her employment years at WCIF Hope 106.3. Reading, walking the beach, and flowers are hobbies. She enjoys meeting and talking with listeners and hearing their stories. Martha also directs handbells and plays in worship at First Baptist Church of Melbourne. Her heart for listeners is for them to hear God’s truth – which is our Hope in Jesus.
Penny Galloway is the Operations and Community Engagement Manager. Penny has 31 years of broadcasting experience. She and her husband Paul have been married for 21 years. They have 3 children who are homeschooled and love sports and their church youth group at First Baptist Church of Melbourne. If you ask Penny about herself she will tell you about her children. She relishes spending time with them and is one proud Momma. Penny is a graduate of Ohio University.
Cliff Lethbridge came to WCIF in 1989. He is our weekday midday/evening announcer. Cliff answered the call to WCIF as a way to share the gospel through music and inspirational programming. He believes he is ministered to by WCIF every day. He especially enjoys co-hosting the lunchtime with Martha and hosting Homeward Bound during the afternoon drive. In addition to his work at WCIF, Cliff has been an active journalist covering Cape Canaveral since 1979. His freelance work has been featured on such outlets as CBS Radio and Reuters. He maintains a Cape Canaveral-centered website at www.spaceline.org. He is one of only a handful of journalists who have covered the space shuttle program from beginning to end. Cliff has been an active praise and worship musician playing various wind and stringed instruments, his favorites of which are clarinet, saxophone and mandolin. He currently is a musician at his church, St. Timothy Lutheran in Melbourne.
Mark P. Patterson: Mark lives in Sebastian, FL with his wife Diane and three adult children,Tyler, Tate, and MaryClaire, and their Golden Retriever, Trigger. This WCIF staff announcer has an undergraduate degree in broadcasting and a masters degree in school counseling from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Mark is an ordained and licensed pastor and chaplain with the Christian andMissionary Alliance (C&MA) denomination. His Master of Divinity degree is from Luther Rice Seminary, Lithonia, GA. He serves not only as a part-time on-air announcer at 106.3 FM, but also as a business chaplain in Melbourne, Sebastian, and Port St. Lucie with Marketplace Chaplains USA of Dallas, TX, and as a sports public address announcer for Sebastian River High School.
Born in the Northeastern part of Pennsylvania, Staff announcer John Norczyk moved in 1997 to Palm Bay with Billie, his wife of 53 years. The Norczyks have 2 sons, a grandson, and a granddaughter. Earning his B.S. in secondary education, John taught high school physics for over 18 years before becoming a course developer and instructor in International Satellite Communications. John served in the Air Force during the Viet Nam war, and his hobbies include amateur radio and astronomy. John and Billie also enjoy flying, both having earned their pilot licenses. John teaches adult Sunday School at Lockmar Baptist Church and has been involved with Hope 106.3 since 1998.
Sheri Martin Financial Secretary for WCIF Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan Sheri now has been in Florida for over 13 years. Sheri has two adult children, Jon (married to Jen) and Jason (married to Sarah). The Lord allowed me to have the wonderful opportunity to work in many different vocations due to moving very frequently, I am very thankful for the many different vocation experiences as God used that to prepare me as a Financial Secretary at WCIF. There are many verses that are special the Lord has given to me throughout the years, the one that is special to me now is “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
Chief Engineer Jim Grossmann was born in Minnesota where he grew upon a farm. He was active in sports, 4H, and the church youth group. He became interested in electronics and radio broadcasting in high school. After high school Jim earned his first class FCC license from St. Paul TVI. The Air Force brought Jim to Florida when he served 4 years at Cape Canaveral, FL.
He has worked in radio engineering since 1978 and retired from communications at the Kennedy Space Center after 25 yrs. Married with 5 grandchildren, Jim and his wife attend Christ Community Church in Titusville. He continuing to work in radio in communication and enjoys volunteer work. “Love being part of WCIF.”