Congregational Leaders

First Christian Church is blessed with gifted and passionate elected leaders who include:

Leadership Board

(Administrative Group)

Larry Black, Moderator
Mary Elkind, Vice Moderator
Debbie Hoffman, Secretary
Gil Crumrine, Treasurer
Leon Catlett, Trustee Representative
Phil Adams, Elder Representative
Kimberly Copenhaver, Personnel Representative
Michael Schuit, Member At Large
Rev. Dr. James R. Brooks, Senior Minister
Dianna Plotner, Staff

Associate Minister Search Team

(Associate Minister Search)

Sonya Barnes, Chair
Joe Bender
Leon Catlett
Melisa Cline
Leann Spurgeon
Ellen Strock
Rev. Dr. James R. Brooks, Ex Oficio


(Spiritual Group)

Phil Adams
Erica Aranha
Sonya Barnes
Mary Elkind
T.J. Farren
Sue Gerberich
Jay Koch
Ted Munson
Jennifer Plummer
Lara Shepherd
Naomi Styer
David Styer

Vision Team

(Looking into the Future for First Christian Church)

Emily Schuit, Chair
David Alexander
Mike Baer
Chad Barrows
Michelle Schaberl
Rev. Dr. James R. Brooks, Ex Oficio


(Legal & Long Term Group)

Leon Catlett
Melisa Cline
Ryan Copenhaver
Mark Goller
Scott Hoffman
Linda Hood
Don Risser

Anniversary Team

(Celebration Planning for our 150th Anniversary (2025))

Eva Edmonds, Chair
Ellen Catlett
Judy Kofoet
Vickie Layton
Linda McNew
Steve Plummer
Tim Shepherd
Mary Spurgeon
Rebecca Yeakle
Rev. Dr. James R. Brooks, Ex Oficio
We look forward to seeing you!
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