Teaching

Jamie Allen

Senior Pastor
I've served as Central’s Senior Pastor since February 1, 2000. I married Tammy on August 12, 1978. We have three children and seven grandchildren. I like to play golf, read, watch classic movies. If I were not a pastor, my ideal job would be a baseball umpire. The Three Stooges make me laugh out loud!

Jeremy Redman

Teaching Pastor
I wear many hats here, but generally, I oversee the Adult Education here at Central, which includes preaching in various ministry areas, teaching Bible classes during the week, and engaging with Life Groups. I also enjoy leading worship with the band on rare occasions. My wife Lucy and I have been married since March 24th, 2007. We have three children: Fender, Journey, and Tele. I like to go to the gym, play golf, read books, cook, and hang out with my kids. In college I won ribbons for ballroom dancing. Also, it usually surprises people learn that I grew up in a ‘farm family.' My wife and Jimmy Fallon always make me laugh out loud.

Maddie Michaud

Administrative Assistant to Jamie Allen

I’ve been a member of Central Christian Church since I was 11 years old. I consider my position an honor to assist our Senior Pastor Jamie Allen. I help him with sermons, lesson notes, and attend weekly meetings. I also update our website, our new app, and send out weekly emails to our staff and others. People find it interesting that I was born in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. I absolutely love children, watching movies, and hanging out with my family. Jamie, Jared and Jeremy all make me laugh out loud!

Administration

Bryan Springvloed

Executive Pastor
Married to Wendy, May 23, 1998. Three children: Eli, Lela Kate, Chapman. I like to spend time with family and golf (in that order). What people may find surprising about me is I am from Michigan. The comedian Jonny W makes me laugh out loud.

Linda Ryan

Office Manager
I assist with the day-to-day functions of the church. I work with the benevolence, soup kitchen, and food pantry ministries and help organize mission trips. I have been married to Phil since 1978. We have two sons, Kevin and Mitch. Kevin is married to Feleesia and our grandchildren are MaKaylee and Urban. Gardening, putting puzzles together, and making chocolates and candies each winter is what I like to do on my free time. I just learned to scuba dive in 2015 & absolutely love it! My grandchildren make me laugh out loud, and sometimes even myself.

Bambie Eader

Information Desk - Main Office
I work at the information desk, where I answer the phones and greet people as they come into the church Monday through Friday. I’m also available to help the staff when needed. I’ve been married since 1992; our daughter was born in 1999. I enjoy meeting new people and volunteering in various organizations. I also like to do floral arrangements and enjoy music. I was a early childhood teacher for 25 years and was very shy in school. Just about anything... makes me laugh out loud, I love to joke around with others.

Pastoral Care

Howard Kraps

Care Pastor
I work to give care to the elderly members of our congregation. I work under the leadership of Randy Sells. My wife Nancy and I have three children, nine grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. I enjoy yard work, antique furniture restoration and some upholstering. I was born in Kentucky in 1929, the year the great depression hit the U.S.A. Good clean, funny jokes is what makes me laugh out loud.

Randy Sells

Care Pastor
As Care Pastor I take care of – Senior adult connection & activities, visiting shut—ins, people at home, nursing homes, and hospitals. I also work with Benevolence, Food Pantry, Soup Kitchen, and Missions. My Wife Jayne and I have three adult children, Scott, Danny, and Barby. We also have four grandchildren- Andrew, Monica, Johnathan, and Gavin. What I like to do in my free time is yard work & flowers, visit people, read, have fun. I don’t like surprises, attention or being up front-BUT, I do like people! Being with friends, watching children play, and a good joke is what makes me laugh out loud.

Creative Arts

Jon Henninger

Creative Arts Pastor

I get to lead our worship and manage one of the most talented creative teams out there! I’ve been married to Sarah since May 2, 2009. We have two little girls, beautiful like their momma: Lyric and Ella Love. I love hanging out with all three HenninGirls, watching Cardinal baseball, and golfing poorly. It seems to surprise most folks the instrument I have the most training on is the violin. Our family loves to laugh…some favorites are America’s Funniest Home Videos, Elf, and Jonnie W comedy!

Aaron Fadler

Graphic Artist
I wear many hats here, but generally, I produce graphic material for print/screen/advertising, etx. I also manage Central's website/app and I am the lighting/set designer for the worship center. My beautiful wife Beth and I have been married since July 17th, 2004. My wife and I love to travel. Beaches are our #1 destination. I love to scuba dive. What makes me laugh out loud is quite a lot, actually...but messing with Siri can be great fun!

Mike Smith

Post Production Director
I create and produce all of the video and motion graphics that play on the big screens during service and online. I am single and have two kids: Makayla and Maya. I also have four cats named Milo, Mario, Marshmallow, and Maria. I am a partner of a video production team that films weddings. I find great peace in peeling potatoes. Sarcasm is what makes me laugh out loud.

Steve Dillingham

Live Video Director
I am responsible for overseeing the video team for IMAG (short for Image Magnification) production and online broadcast. I married my wife Kari on May 24, 2014. I like to relax at home on my free time. I like motorsports, especially drag racing. My brother Scott makes me laugh out loud.

Eric Lyday

Creative Director
Whether it's music, videos, lighting, or more,my job is to make the services creative and fun for the children and students! I married my high school sweetheart Adrienne on June 30, 2012. We have a daughter, Blakely, and a dog Sam. I love to play golf, well...play anything sports related really. I also spend a lot of time playing music. Due to a newspaper misprint, my name has been featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Ellen Degeneres Show. Life makes me laugh! It’s just fun, and should be full of laughter!

Kevin Chastain

Worship Leader - Traditional Service
I am the Traditional Worship Service Leader and I also sing and play trumpet for the contemporary services. I've been married to my wife Sethan since May 20, 1978. We have three grown children who are all married and we have six grand kids. I am an outdoorsy person, love to fish and hunt. I also love music, especially playing my horn. I am older than I let on 🙂 Some of the things my wife says or does makes me laugh out loud. I can thankfully laugh at myself, as I provide plenty of material without trying!

Kris Chamness

Lead Audio Engineer
I run FOH (thats Front-Of-House for all you non-geek-speaking readers) for services, as well as maintain audio consoles throughout the campus. I've been married to Sarah since June 2015. I have three children: Kadence, Rhythm and Isaiah. I like to ride my Harley, read, play PS4 and EAT! All but one of my tattoos have special meaning. (That odd ball one was a "fade" tattoo. Whoops) Popping out and scaring Jon is what makes me laugh out loud. Jon's ninja kick & arm chop has never failed to make me laugh!

Mark Bevis

Audio Engineer

IT Department

Derek Moore

IT Director

I am in charge of all computers and networking here at the church. My wife Becky and I have two wonderful children, Landon and Faith. What do you like to do in your free time? I love sports. I spend time with family and friends, and take vacations. 😎 I was really into acting. I will never forget doing several dramas here at Central back in high school that ended up being a huge success. Funny and weird movies, and of course my wife and kids and myself sometimes make me laugh out loud!

Life Group/Connections

Jared LeCrone

Journey Pastor
I oversee life groups and volunteer teams. I work to get new people plugged in and help them along in their journey both at Central and with Christ. I've been married to our gorgeous Children’s Pastor, Maria LeCrone, since, May 31, 2008. We have two little girls, Amelia and Everly. I love to hang out with my family. I've gotten really good at coloring and tea parties. I like to read, eh, some. I am a huge Cubs fan, so I'd love to play at Wrigley Field some day. Hearing my wife butcher popular catch phrases such as, “Whip the Leash!” makes me laugh out loud.

Students

Trevor Ile

High School Pastor
As the High School Pastor. I lead incoming freshmen through graduated seniors and high school adult leader team. Married to Phoebe, who is employed in children’s ministry. We have a son, Harper and a dog, Taylor. I watch a lot of sports, play slow-pitch softball, and run. I love big cities and would love to live in New York City. Water slides make me laugh out loud, life is better at a water park.

Elisha McDowell

Middle School Pastor
I lead Central's middle school programming, including worship services, teaching, and mission trips. Mom-Shelley, Dad-Mitch, & two sisters, Grace and Hannah I read books, take walks, play guitar or violin, & spend time with my cat Callie (whom I love dearly). I thoroughly enjoy listening to some good old-fashioned bluegrass music. Middle School Students make me laugh out loud.

Children’s Department

Maria LeCrone

Children's Pastor
I oversee our Children's Ministry (birth-5th grade). I also plan and lead our new K-5th Friday night program! I married Jared on May 31,2008. We have two sweet daughters, Amelia and Everly. What I like to do on my free time is dates with my hubby, play outside with my girls, read, NAP 🙂 I am obsessed with Myers-Briggs personality tests. I'm an ESFJ. My husband makes me laugh out loud every day.

Lynne Mulch

Administrative Assistant to Maria LeCrone
I run the Friday night PreK program and organize the Early Childhood schedule. I married Justin in 2008 and have two kids, Lainey and Jentry. I enjoy camping, boating and spending lots of time with my family. I hope to one day own a restaurant or food truck! Watching my kids put on a concert makes me laugh out loud.

Mallorie Upegui

Early Childhood Director
I organize worship, lessons, curriculum and assist in scheduling volunteers for Birth-PreK Kids. I'm married to Anthony and we have two wonderful and sassy girls, Keegan Marie and Kamryn Jett. I love to play golf, be outside with my girls, shop and go to the pool! I am a huge event planner. I love to plan things out way in advance. Listening to my two-year-old try to tell a story is something that makes me laugh out loud.

Phoebe Ile

K - 2nd Grade Director
I plan and organize all of the programming for K-2nd grade worship services and breakout sessions. On Sunday mornings, I lead all services for K-2nd grade, which includes teaching, leading worship, and overseeing small groups. I'm married to Trevor Ile, Central's High School Pastor. We have one son named Harper and a dog named Taylor. I like to read, spend time with friends and family, and volunteer in the High School ministry on my free time. I love to travel! I've been to 40 of the 50 states in the US and have traveled internationally a few times. The K-2nd grade kids that I work with every Sunday make me laugh out loud. They are incredibly funny and can always make me smile!

Ashton Boyer

3rd - 5th Grade Director
I also volunteer as an adult leader in Fusion, Central's high school ministry, during the week! I have 3 sisters, Tarra, Samantha, and Athena. I live with my precious grandma, Reba, and my sweetest puppy, Jake! In my free time, I love teaching gymnastics for Centre Stage Studios, volunteering in cheerleading programs around the county, loving on the new babies the Lord has blessed our church family with, watching HGTV, and reading anything by Lysa TerKeurst! I was a state cheerleading champion before I was 12 and have cheered on 4 different teams from grade school to college. My friends make me laugh out loud, if you don't have friends that make you laugh so hard you cry every day, you're missing out!

Facility Operations

Roger Tinsley

Director of Facility Operations

Ted Shaw

Facility Operations
I am in charge of keeping the campus looking clean. From cleaning carpets to washing windows and making sure the bathrooms are spotless, my daily routines make Central feel like an inviting place for people. I married Kathy on July 2, 2005. My wife has one daughter and two sons and we have an awesome four-year-old grandson. I like to do woodworking and watch movies when I'm not watching our grandson. I have a sarcastic side that I keep hidden but it does come out sometimes. I'm not really into sports or fishing. I love to laugh whether it be a joke or if I see something funny or see someone do something that you know is going to end up comical.

Robert Forristall

Facility Operations

Kevin Thompson

Facility Operations
I am part of a team of behind-the-scenes workhorses who strive to keep the entire facility looking beautiful and running smoothly. I am engaged to Ashley Archer; (by the time your read this) we were married September 24, 2016. I play music and video games, and spend time with my fiance Ashley and the family. Love to spend time with God and I serve as a drummer on the CityHope worship team. I played basketball many years ago and have 6 trophies from Centralia Orphan basketball camps. Scaring Bambie at the Information Desk is what makes me laugh out loud,  when she least expects it and screams so loud that you can hear it on the other side of the church. Also when Roger Hall whistles at me and wants me to do his work!