MCC Staff

The staff and leadership here at Monticello Christian Church is comprised of men and women who love serving Jesus and care for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, see our contact page for information.

  • Rev. Chris Dodson - Pastor

    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 McIlrath - Secretary

    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 6 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."

  • Sue Stouse - Assistant Secretary

  • Toni Jordan - Treasurer

  • 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.

  • 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 is a retired teacher from Twin Lakes Elementary schools. He worked 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.

  • Jennifer Boyer - Custodian

  • Rachael Plantenga - Daycare Director

  • Peggy Honeycutt - Custodian