First Christian Church ministers and staff
Rev. Colby Smith - Senior Minister
Rev. Colby Smith became senior minister for First Christian Church in July 2016.
Colby attended Brite Theological Seminary at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. and received a Masters of Divinity with Pastoral Care & Counseling Emphasis. He has served several Disciples congregations in the Midwest.
He is married to Suzy, an elementary teaching degree. The couple have two children Jessica, a pharmacy tech and Chance a college student.
Martha Schmidt - Minister of Visitation
Martha is long-time nurse who is a licensed minister within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She is a longtime church member, Sunday school teacher and church elder.
Carol LaRue - Business Administrator
Carol became the full-time church administrator and business manager in February 2011. Her gifts empower the church's ministry as she keeps the publications, finances and communications flowing.
Bruce Marston - Director of Music
Bruce has directed several church choirs and is a licensed minister. He brings a passion for music and ministry.
Susan Lundquist - Assistant Music Director
Susan provides service music for the 8:30 service, and regularly accompanies soloists and small ensembles in worship. Her keyboard ministry at the beautiful sanctuary grand piano is exceptional in her solo playing,
Jennie joined the church staff in 2012 primarily to work with the youth in the children. She also helps out in the nursery.
David Wade - Custodian
David is the part-time church custodian and a long-time church member