Staff & Leadership

The staff and leadership here at FCC is comprised of men and women who love and care for the people in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or you can call our church office to speak with them.

  • Ryan baker

    Lead Minister

    Ryan is blessed to be leading at his home church. He and his wife Bekah have been married since 2006, and have 5 beautiful children.  Ryan likes to golf, play pickle ball, and spend time with friends whenever time allows.


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  • Mark weber

    Executive Minister

    Mark has been in the preaching ministry for over 45 years and several of those years have been spent here at First Christian Church. He and his wife, Ellen, enjoy spending time with their 5 kids and 13 grandchildren. One of the things Mark likes to do in his spare time is play pickleball.


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  • Trevor higgins

    Student minister

    Trevor has lived in Moweaqua all of his life, but spends a lot of time in Pana where he is the Head Football Coach for Pana High School. He is happy to be at the church he grew up in and enjoys spending time with the Jr. High and High School students. He is also passionate about Worship and loves spending time with his family. 


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  • mikala love

    Children's Minister

    Mikala is a recent graduate of Lincoln Christian University in both Children's Ministry (BA) and Christian Education (MA). She lives in Moweaqua with her German Shepherd puppy, Rhodey. Mikala loves coffee, dogs, and all things Marvel related.


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  • Sarah hogan

    Office manager

    Sarah is a proud Michigander who, through a series of events, landed in the cornfields of central Illinois. She grew up actively involved in her church and is excited about continuing that as a ministry at FCC. She is passionate about student ministry and is a sponsor for high school girls.


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  • Kathryn hardimon

    Financial secretary


    Kathryn has been attending FCC since 1995 and has been working at the church since 2014. She loves working with children's ministry. She loves working out with her Zumba ladies. She is married and a mother of four.

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  • Amy Uphoff

    Bright Beginnings Preschool Director

    Amy and her family started attending church at FCC in 2007. Since that time she has always been involved in children's ministry. Bright Beginnings Preschool was opened to serve the community in 2015. Since that time many families have been able to not only get their child ready for preschool, but learn about the teachings in the Bible. Amy loves working with kids, spending time with her family and friends, coffee drinks, and Jesus.

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  • Marissa Metzger

    Bright Beginnings preschool assistant

    Marissa has been working as an assistant for the preschool since 2017. She has been living in Moweaqua with her husband since 2011 and they have three children. She enjoys spending time with her family, three dogs, and five chickens.