Ben Allen began partnering with us in ministry in June 2020. He’s an Ozark graduate with a degree in Theology. He’s grown up all over the Midwest. His desire to use music to express the Gospel message each week is refreshing. His positive and authentic personality makes for easy conversation. Gummy bears and Dr. Pepper are his go to snack!
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.
Megan took on the role of office assistant in 2020. She helps manage the building reservations, printing and updating the church database. She serves in a part-time role most mornings. Most of all she provides a warm welcome to all of our office visitors.
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.
Tyson Graber has served in both Youth Ministry and Preaching Ministry roles since 1999. He was called to serve at GFCC starting July of 2017. He is married to Tiffani and has five children. Dawson (17), Dieken (15), Declan (13), Drake (11) and Dayli (7). Tyson is passionate about sharing God’s Word and love with others. Tyson also enjoys coaching, classic cars and a good comedy! He would enjoy getting to know you.
Allen is a Greenville native who has returned, with his wife and two children, after retiring from the U.S. Navy. While on active duty some of his duties included Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection Officer, Law Enforcement Officer Instructor, amongst several others. He also holds degrees in Cyber Security and Intelligence focused in terrorism. Additionally he has been blessed to have lived and visited more than 20 countries, 49 states, and a U.S. territories.
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.
Discipleship Pastor & Counselor
Jesse came on staff to continue our focus in Discipleship in August 2018. He has an undergraduate degree in Cross Cultural Ministry and an M-Div in Pastoral Counseling. He and his wife Jessy have lived in Thailand and Pennsylvania. He’s served as a Missionary and Senior Minister.
Gena Pitt 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.
Marvin Warner, and his wife Teresa have been active members of GFCC since 1975. Marvin has served as youth sponsor, deacon and elder. Currently, he is serving as teacher of an adult SS class and assists with Kidz Church. Marvin and Teresa (both are retired educators) co-chair the Missions Team, and help coordinate missions trips and events sponsored by GFCC.
Worship Arts Assistant
Belinda grew up in Greenville and was raised within GFCC. She has been involved in music and worship over the years from singing to running sound. Belinda has 3 sons who are heavily involved in leading worship for the youth at Wednesday night Refuge. She loves animals, especially cats, and anything that sparkles!
Back row: Mike Hustedde, Michael Coling, Clyde Strotheide, Boyd Schaufelberger, Jay Carroll, Erik Grigg, Johnny Matthews
Front Row: Brian Grove, Mark Bleyer, Mike Suess, Devin Koertge, Nick Suess, Denny Grant
Not pictured: Phil Davis, Mike Ennen, Ed Noggle, Mike Emken, Mike Heath