We are currently in a “search and call” process of hiring a new minister. Rev. Elizabeth Carrasquillo is currently leading this congregation during this time of transition. Ordained as a Disciples of Christ minister, Elizabeth has served many congregations and ministry positions within this denomination. Christianity shines forth through her in the best ways possible - through building positive relationships, ministering to those in need and shepherding those who desire to know and grow in their love for Jesus Christ. Her fluent bi-lingual English/Spanish ability provides additional support for our Hispanic Disciples who attend church services.
Administrative Assistant, Dorothy Ashton
Having the gift of organization and administration is key to working in a church office. Dorothy joined this Disciple of Christ congregation in 1985 and she uses her God-given gifts of service daily in the church office. She loves the tasks of using her creativity and meeting people who come to the church office. From creating bulletins to managing emails and more, she is now in her 7th year of serving the church as Administrative Assistant to the Pastor and to the congregation.
Music Director, Julie Rechner
Julie is a professional musician who has worked in many aspects of musical worship and has written and recorded her own music. In her own words she shares: “I have loved music ever since I can remember, riding my rocking horse and listening to the stereo. My music “career” started when I was 3, playing “Doe A Deer” on my toy xylophone for house guests. I began playing in church for Vacation Bible School when I was 13, and I have been playing in services ever since. I have an appreciation for a wide variety of musical styles, although I play mostly classical for my enjoyment. I am thankful for the gift of music God has given me and count it a privilege to share it with you at First Christian Church in DeLand.”