Our Staff

  • Rev. Chris Dodson has served as pastor of Monticello Christian Church since May of 2000.  He previously served pastorates at Rochester Indiana, Glennville Georgia, Blue Mound Illinois, Oakwood Illinois, and youth pastor in Indianapolis Indiana.  Rev. Chris has a Masters of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary, a Masters of Elementary Education from Butler University, and a Bachelors of Elementary Education from Indiana University.  He has participated in short term mission trips with youth groups throughout the United States as well as serving as a short-term missionary in Puerto Rico, China, India, the Philippines, and Thailand. He made a pilgrimage to Israel while a seminary student. He is the proud father of three teenage daughters Hope, Grace, and Faith.

  • Deb joined the MCC staff in September 2008 and transitioned into her current position in 2011.  Deb is responsible for the day to day operation of the office.  She and her husband Jack have 2 grown children Kristin and Rick.  When Deb is not at the church, you will find her either visiting her 5 grandchildren or playing bridge.  “I am so blessed to be a part of MCC as a member and as an employee.  The staff is great to work with and the church family is the best.  This is not just a job, it is my family and I love spending time with all of them.” 

  • Brad Seward, Traditional Music Director

    Brad is a proud graduate of Manchester College where he received his degree in Music Education.  His studies there included piano, organ , voice and A Capella choir.  Brad teaches in Twin Lakes Elementary schools.  He enjoys working with kids in the K through 5th grade setting, with activities in singing, recorder playing, musical programs, and encouraging kids in music for future years.  Brad enjoys traveling and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

  • Chad Hostetler, Contemporary Worship Music Leader

    Chad has been part of the Praise Team for 7 years and is also a Gas Serviceman for NIPSCO.  He is married to Stephanie and they have 6 kids: Reba, Gabby, Alaina, Izzy, JayCee and Noah. Chad's first priority is to serve our Heavenly Father and to live a Christian life.

  • Linda Shivley, Financial Secretary

    Linda has served as MCC’s financial secretary since November of 2010.  Linda retired from Embarq in 2008 after 40 years of service.  She has two daughters, two grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren.  Linda’s hobbies include quilting, knitting and reading.

  • Shannon Jurdzy, Assistant Financial Secretary

    Shannon joined the staff in 2008. She and her husband Wayne have three children and seven grandchildren. They live on a small farm where she boards thoroughbred horses and raises Nigerian dwarf dairy goats.

  • Jennifer Pigecella, custodian


  • Peggy Honeycutt, custodian


  • Trista Carter, Daycare Director


MCC is a Non-Denominational Church