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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Jade Koertge became our Youth Assistant in August 2018. She grew up in Bond County and has a strong connection to many of our students. Her heart to influence young women is contagious. She is pursuing a degree at a local college and is waiting to see what the Lord has planned for her future.
Youth Worship Assistant
Drew Baxter became our Youth Worship Assistant in August 2018. He is a recent graduate and loves all things music. Growing up at GFCC he found his calling many years ago leading in our elementary worship service. He now shines in his role leading worship on Wednesday evenings at Refuge.
Denny Grant, Marvin Warner, Michael Coling, Erik Grigg, Mike Hustedde, Ty Langham (back)
Ed Noggle, Mike Emken, Mike Heath, Ron Schaufelberger, Mike Suess (front)
Jay Carroll (not pictured)
Phil Davis, Clyde Strotheide, Mike Ennen, Devin Koertge (back)
Joe Alstat, Mark Bleyer, Nick Snow, Johnny Runyon (front)
Nick Suess (not pictured)