Joseph Schmidt – Lead Pastor

Joe joined the ministry team in July 2011. He has 3 grown children, and 3 grandchildren. Joe is orginally from Belleville, Illinois.  He and his wife, Nancy, were high school sweethearts that married in 1979.  After 20 years in the military, Joe went to Florida Christian College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Preaching. His favorite verse of scripture is Galatians 2:20, which he uses to guide him in everything he does.

Email Joe: joe@fcckewanee.org

Kevin Lucas – Worship Leader

Kevin graduated from Lincoln Christian University in 2010 with a degree in Music and a minor in Guitar. He grew up in Crown Point, Indiana before meeting his wife, Kayla, at LCU in 2006. Kevin enjoys music, sports, and traveling. Growing up near Chicago, he is a big fan of all Chicago sports teams.

Email Kevin: kevin@fcckewanee.org

Jared Strode – Children’s Pastor

Jared has been actively involved in the Children’s ministry since graduating from Central Christian College in 2003. He has been the Children’s minister at FCC since 2007. He is married to Crystal. His hobbies include reading, watching sports and cooking. His favorite sports team is the Chicago Cubs.

Email Jared: jared@fcckewanee.org




Matt Tyler – Youth Pastor

Matt and his family, Emily and Poppy, will be joining us in August!  We are excited for them to join us!

Email Matt: matt@fcckewanee.org

Elders at FCC

Steve Sams – Chairman
Rick Yarger 
Brian Giese
Steve Franklin
Dan Bryan
Andrew Christman
Jerry Muckey
Doug Irwin
Email the elders: elders@fcckewanee.org