Our Team


Chris Gregg, Senior Minister

Chris has been serving as our Senior Minister since June 2011.  Chris was our Student Minister for 23 years before becoming our Senior Minister.  He has a passion for God’s church and believes the Church  is the hope of the world.  He loves people, preaching, ministry and laughter.   He was born a Hoosier.  He has been married for over 3 decades and has grown children and grandchildren.   He loves all things outdoors.  He is a graduate of Johnson University and has a Masters in Counseling from Indiana State University.  

Email:  cgregg@fccbrazil.org


CJ Muston, Student Minister

CJ has been the student minister at FCC since April 23, 2012.  He has a passion for helping students engage with Jesus, and loves being a part of FCC, the church staff, and town of Brazil.   CJ grew up in Plainfield, IN and graduated from Cincinnati Christian University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Youth Ministry and a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling. 

If you spend much time around CJ you will find him talking about his wife and kids.  He has been married to Kirston since 2007 and they have 4 children; Brinkley, Clark, Tate, and Louna.  “I love being a husband and a daddy.  They make me laugh, bring me energy, and light up my life!”  When CJ and Kirston aren’t doing ministry together, they enjoy spending time as a family; gardening and canning; and raising chickens, turkeys, and their one goose (named Gus).

The Muston’s want to change the town of Brazil with the love of Christ by intentionally investing in students and families!

Email: cjmuston@fccbrazil.org


Mark Grayless, Connection & Pastoral Care Minister


Mark Grayless is a Brazil native that is in his fortieth year of ministry.  He grew up at First Christian Church, and in his late teens attended Berea while singing with the “New Creations” band.  While At Berea he accepted the call to enter ministry and attended Lincoln Christian College, and during that time served as a part time youth minister here. Mark has served four churches through the years, Second Christian Church, Stateline Christian Church and recently completed twenty six years with Union Christian Church. He now serves at First Christian as our Pastoral Care and Connections Minister.


Jon Rhoades, Children & Family Minister

Jon Rhoades came on as the Minister to Children and Families on June 11th, 2018. He is dedicated to helping kids understand God, the Bible, and why Jesus matters. He also loves connecting with parents and equipping them to be the spiritual leaders in their kids' lives. Jon grew up in Marysville, OH and graduated from Kentucky Christian University in 2016 with a degree in Advanced Biblical Studies and a minor in Ministry.
Jon married his wife, Hannah, in 2017. Together they love watching Netflix, doing puzzles, and playing board games. Jon and Hannah love working with kids and providing a safe, loving, and exciting environment that focuses on showing the love of Christ.

Dan Stribling, Worship Minister

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Jay Crowder, Church Administrator

Jay is originally from Hillham, Indiana and moved to Brazil in 2002.  He is a graduate of Indiana State University, Indiana Wesleyan University and has a background in manufacturing and finance.  In his role as administrator he oversees the business and operational affairs of FCC.  Jay and his wife Cindy have been members of First Christian since 2003.  Their daughter Julia is currently a student at Cornerstone Christian Academy. 

Email: jcrowder@fccbrazil.org


Brenda McNabb, WeeKidz Director

Brenda McNabb is originally from Jasonville, IN and has been living in Brazil, IN since 1999.  She began her work as the Wee Kids Director on October 7, 2018 but has been an active member and volunteer with Wee Kids, Kidzone, the Middle School and High School students for over 10 years.  She has been married to Steve since 1989 and has 2 children, Tyler whom is a sophomore in college and Makenna, a senior at Northview High School.  She is a graduate of Indiana University and has worked for 28 years as an Ophthalmology Technician, but excited to now be serving the smallest members of First Christian Church and their families as well. She is also a current board member at Cornerstone Christian Academy.

Brenda loves to travel, making crafts, scrapbooking, baking, her Bible study times and most of all just spending time with her husband and kids, and their many animals:  two dogs, 4 cats and 8 goats. 



Cinda Inman, Connection Ministry Assistant


Carrie Somheil, Office Manager

Carrie Somheil has been on staff since 2011. She works as the office secretary, but also as the finance secretary, assisting the administrator in the church finances, and handling payroll and offering. She's been married to Brian since 2001. They have two kids, Elise, born in 2005, and Chase, born in 2010.

Email: csomheil@fccbrazil.org


Peggy Mikles, Daycare Director

Peggy is originally from Livonia Michigan.  She graduated from Kentucky Christian University in 1991 with her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Bible.  She is married to David Mikles and has 3 kids.  She is involved with the Student Ministry, the Welcome Cafe, and serves with the elders' wives.  She is commited to providing exceptional daycare and sharing the love of Jesus with all of the children.


Linda Somheil, Cornerstone Christian Academy Principal

Linda has been a member of FCC since her baptism in November of 1972.  She began teaching Kindergarten at CCA in the fall of 1985, the year the school first opened.  She taught a 3rd, 4th, 5th grade split, 1st grade, and a 1st, 2nd grade split before becoming principal in 1995.

 She and her husband Eric have three married sons and five grandchildren.  Linda enjoys baking and spending time with her family.

Email: lsomheil@ccabrazil.org


Larry Johnson, Facilities Manager

A newcomer to the Brazil area, he and his wife Wanda have been attending FCC since January of 2013.  He graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Illinois.  Following the Lord’s ministry leading to Indiana, he earned a Master of Divinity from Chapman Seminary and was ordained as minister in 1992.  He pastored several General Baptist churches in Southern Indiana and Indianapolis and continues to use his skills in service for the Lord and his compassion for people in many of life’s challenges. 

Larry and Wanda have been married 40+ years and are the proud parents of Ben (Andrea) Johnson and Melissa (Clay) Haviland; grandparents of 3 grandsons and one granddaughter.