Leadership

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Tim DeFor
{Lead Minister}

Tim has been with firstChristian since April of 2002. He became the Lead Minister in September of 2007. Tim preaches, leads staff in accomplishing the mission of firstChristian, and works alongside the Elders in setting the direction of the church and overseeing pastoral care. Tim is married to Julie, who is a receptionist at Northeast Community College. Tim and Julie have four children.

Randall Coffin
{Associate}

Randall has been serving as Associate Minister since 2007. Randall started ministry in 1994 and has a variety of experience in many roles. He is leads the ministry that helps adults follow Jesus everyday. He leads the small group ministry, Sunday adult Bible fellowships, Bible studies. He recruits and trains volunteers for this ministry. He also organizes and administrates in several different areas. Randall is married to Lori who is a primary school teacher. They have two children.

Greg Springer
{Worship Arts}

Greg joined our staff as the Worship Arts Minister in June of 2007. Greg leads us in worship on Sunday mornings and oversees all areas of our worship arts including drama, video, graphic design, technology, & stage design. Greg leads an amazing team of people who creatively bring to life the truth of who Jesus is. Greg is married to Jess who stays at home with their two children.

Marshal Hardy
{Youth}

Marshal started serving with firstChristian as a student at Nebraska Christian College in 2000. He joined the staff full time in May of 2004. Marshal leads a dynamic and life impacting ministry to students grades 5-12 and their families. His wife, Stacy, also ministers here as the Morningstar Preschool Director. They have three children.

Kristi Carmichael
{Children’s}

Kristi and her husband began serving with firstChristian as students at Nebraska Christian College in the early 2000’s. Kristi has played an active role in our children’s preschool and mission ministry teams. She joined the staff full time as the Children’s Minister in 2012. She has developed and leads a powerful, active, volunteer intensive ministry to children and their families. Kristi is married to Kirk, who is a mental health and substance abuse therapist. They have three children.

Kellye Avery
{Office}

Kellye joined our staff in April of 2014 and has four children. Kellye is the cheerful voice you will speak with when you call firstChristian.

Morningstar Preschool Staff


Stacy Hardy
{Director}