Dee was born & raised on a farm just south of Washington, IN. He graduated St. Louis Christian College and has attended three seminaries. He married Debbie and they have two adult daughters. Dee joined us in 2018 with a wealth of ministry experience and has served all over the country. Dee enjoys reading, music, hacking at a golf ball, collecting toy John Deere tractors, antiquing with Debbie and riding motorcycles.
Matt Churchill became youth pastor in 2016. He has a degree from CCCB and a Master’s from Liberty University. He’s lived in Michigan, Missouri and Illinois and has served in youth ministry and camp management. His desire for the hearts of youth in Greenville is contagious. Matt’s second passion for ministry is missions.
Bri Dothager came on staff in 2012 as the Business Administrator to manage the facility and staff with her background in business management. Her degree from SAU and MBA at McKendree have allowed her to work side by side with the Church board, expand ministry and staff needs as well as work through the latest building renovation.
Missy Durbin took on the role of office assistant in 2013 and all the tasks that accompany the role. She helps manage the building reservations, publications and church database. She assists all staff with event details and promoting through social media.
Worship Arts Pastor
Jason Fishburn has served as Worship Arts Pastor since 2013. He grew up in Kansas, Montana and Florida and has degrees from Hesston College and Greenville College. He has held positions in youth and worship and is an adjunct professor at Greenville University. He and his wife Hannah married in 2005 and they have two children, Drian and Teya.
Tyson Graber has served in both Youth Ministry and Preaching Ministry roles over the past 17 years. He was called to serve at GFCC starting July of 2017. He is married to Tiffani and has five children. Dawson (14), Dieken (12), Declan (11), Drake (9) and Dayli (4). Tyson is passionate about sharing God’s Word and love with others.
Diane Kelly was hired in 2007 to work in the main office as the bookkeeper. Her background working in business and banking prepared her for the daily tasks to manage finances and work with the community. Her role has expanded in managing finances for Sonrise Christian Education Center, our on-site daycare ministry.
Gena McGuire has been head custodian since 2000 when the Family Life Center was dedicated. She ensures the building is clean, alerts us to maintenance items, and manages various part-time custodians. Her role working through renovations and building use is a large undertaking that she has enjoyed for many years.
Eris Ridens began serving in children’s ministry before assuming the full-time position of leading FCC Kidz in 2013. She completed her teaching degree at U of I Springfield. Her background as a public school teacher and pastor’s kid are the perfect blend as she leads not only FCC Kidz, but also a leadership role in Sonrise Daycare and FCC Preschool.
Early Childhood Coordinator
Michelle Stilt has two associate degrees, but nothing could have prepared her for the role of Early Childhood Coordinator like her huge extended family. Michelle became a member of GFCC in 2011 and came on staff in 2014. Her organization skills, ability to meet everyone with a smile and passion for children to feel the love of Christ are the perfect fit.
Connections Ministry Volunteer & Elder
Marvin Warner received degrees from EIU and SIUE during his tenure in education and as a public school administrator. He has served the church in many ways from Elder, missions chairman, Sunday school teacher and on building campaigns. He is currently volunteering his time in our Connections ministry.
Cooper Eaker became Student Ministry Assistant in August 2017. He is pursuing degree in Pastoral Ministry at Greenville University. He calls Auburn Illinois home. He plays bass guitar.
Austin Simmons became Worship Arts Ministry Assistant in August 2017. He is pursuing a degree in Worship Ministry at Greenville University. He calls Villa Grove Illinois home. He participates in Joyous Chaos, a comedy improv group at GU.
Denny Grant, Mike Hustedde, Jay Carroll, Ron Schaufelberger, Mike Heath (back)
Mike Suess, Brian Grove, Luke Hohlt, Scott Spencer, Ty Langham (front)
Marvin Warner (not pictured)
Johnny Matthews, Michael Coling, Erik Grigg, Dave Carr(back)
Joe Alstat, Nick Suess, Nick Snow, Mike Ennen, Mark Bleyer, Johnny Runyon, Devin Koertge (front)
Phil Davis (not pictured)