Rev. Stagg received a B.A. in Humanities with a minor in Finance from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas in 1987 and received his M.Div. from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas in 1993. Stagg was ordained as a minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 1995. In 2015, Stagg was enrolled at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University’s Doctor of Ministry degree program for Congregational Leadership. Before being called to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Columbia, Missouri, Stagg served churches in Kansas City, Missouri (1993-96) and Houston, Texas (1996-2012).
Rev. Stagg is a member of the Board of Trustees of Columbia College, a Disciples-affiliated college in Columbia. He loves studying and teaching the Bible, seeks innovations in funding mission and ministry by bringing faith and business principles into synergistic-synchronicity and loves “deep conversations about God, Jesus and everything else.” Stagg enjoys travelling and once lived in Alaska for 3 months, working as a commercial fisherman.
Rev. Stagg is married to Patricia (Trish) Gonzales Stagg, MSSW and together they have three children: Luke, Annie and Noah.
Brad joined the pastoral staff in July 2012.
Rev. Spear received his B.A. in History/Political Science from Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri in 1996 and a Master of Divinity degree from Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, Kentucky in 2000. On Pentecost of 2000 Jimmy was ordained by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at his home church, First Christian Church, Festus, MO. While having grown up in Kirkwood, MO he has in recent years served the First Christian Church in three communities: Louisiana, Missouri; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.
Rev. Spear is active in the community and in denominational affiliations. He is active in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the area, regional, and national levels. Jimmy yearly directs summer church camp, serves on several regional task forces, and has served as a member of the General Board of the Christian Church (DOC) in the USA.
While travel, music and art are key interests they only hold a candle to his unending fascination with automobiles. He keeps a little collection of old cars always ready for a summer night cruise. In the summer months Jimmy can be found spending his free time on his boat on the Mississippi River.
Jimmy joined the pastoral staff in November of 2007.
Rev. Sally Robinson was born and raised in Mexico, MO. She is a graduate of Culver-Stockton College and Lexington Theological Seminary. In 1987 she was ordained a minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Rev. Robinson is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. After serving pastorates in Missouri, Kentucky and Iowa she moved back to Missouri in 1999 and became the first full-time chaplain at NBA Lenoir Retirement Community. In 2005 she became the chaplain of Columbia Area Older Adult Ministry. She continues to serve in long-term care and retirement communities in Columbia. This ministry is nested at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Columbia, and also supported by Broadway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Olivet Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), First Presbyterian Church, Columbia United Church of Christ, The Bluffs, NBA Lenoir Chaplaincy Endowment, along with many individual donors. She is a member of Senior Network and the Columbia Kiwanis Club. She serves on the Adult Day Connection Community Advisory Board and served on the Meals on Wheels Board of Directors for six years.
Mary started studying organ and played at the Baptist church while in high school and then continued her studies at Central Methodist College in Fayette, MO.
Mary is married to Michael Bancroft who is the organist at First Presbyterian Church. They have 2 children: Alan, who is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church and Anna, who lives in Kearney, MO with her husband and children.
In 2012 FCC celebrated Mary’s 30th year as organist.
Adriene Floyd has been involved in the worship music field for thirty years, and has been a part of the First Christian Church staff since March of 2013. A piano and vocal music education major in college, she began her career first as an accompanist to both community and professional choirs, and assumed duties as a choral conductor in 1987. First Christian is the fourth congregation to which she has been called to serve.
An avid musician, Adriene not only directs the Chancel Choir and Handbell Ensemble at FCC, but is also involved as a performer with the Columbia Handbell Ensemble, and serves as accompanist for local and regional theater groups and honor choirs. A lover of most genres of music, both sacred and secular, she is especially committed to promoting the idea that music can reach people at a level where words sometimes fail, and enjoys seeing those “lightbulb moments” when choir members realize the impact they can have when the Word speaks through them.
Adriene and her husband, Robert, were married during morning worship services in September of 2015. They enjoy a blended family of four children, a beautiful grandson (do you want to see his picture?) and numerous furry family members. When not involved in something musical, Adriene can be found reading, gardening, or just out wandering among God’s beautiful creations.
Robert, a member of First Christian Church since September, 2015, is the son of Mr. And Mrs. Charles Floyd of Delta, Missouri. He is married to Adriene, the Director of the Chancel and Hand Bell Choirs. Robert has one son, Joshua, and three step-children; Lauren Sutterer of Columbia, Missouri, Ted Cox of Beverly Hills, California, and Jonathan Cox of Denver, Colorado. He has one sister, Jamie Birkman, of Delta, Missouri.
Robert was a brick laborer through the summers during high school and graduated from Delta High School in 1984 as Valedictorian. He did some post-graduate studies at the (then) University of Missouri-Rolla and Southeast Missouri State University. He began a marketing career in radio in 1985 and since 1987 has been the senior marketing producer for KFVS-12 television in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was a writer, videographer, editor, actor, producer, tour director and liaison between clients and their sales staff for twenty-nine years. He served as a State 1st Vice-President of the Missouri FFA Association in 1984-85 and was Grand Lecturer of Missouri Freemasons. Robert owns his own voiceover company, Gray Rabbit Productions, and you will hear his voice all over the United States.
Robert joined the FCC office staff April 3, 2017.
Fred’s family has been members of FCC for three generations. His three adult children and two grandchildren are active members of the church. Fred joined the FCC office staff in September 2005.
Tracy Westhoff began teaching Pre-K at MDO in 1989 and became Director in 2005.
Tracy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Family Development from MU.
Tracy is married to Doug and has three children.
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