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.

Pastor Joe has announced his retirement, effective Sept. 1st.  He and Nancy plan to move up to Minnesota to spend time with their family.  Thank you for all you’ve done for us, Joe and Nancy!  You are loved and will be missed!
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, moved here from Missouri.  Matt has an evident passion for the Lord and connecting the youth with Him.  Matt enjoys cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs and wearing funny t-shirts.

Email Matt: matt@fcckewanee.org

Elders at FCC

Rick Yarger  – Chairman
Steve Sams
Steve Franklin
Dan Bryan
Jerry Muckey
Doug Irwin
Matt Mols
Email the elders: elders@fcckewanee.org