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Mission

Loving people into a relationship with Jesus Christ.
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Staff & Leadership

Elders are men who are nominated by the church members and serve as the overseers of the ministry of the church body for a two-year term. The qualifications (traits) of an Elder are scripturally specified in 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:5-9.

More information on What We Believe can be found by downloading our full doctrinal statement. 
 
Ken Canfield, Elder 
 
Stanley & Janet Clark, Elder

Randy & Kay Hicks, Elder
 
Jim & Carolyn Moore, Elder
 
David & Sandy Nesbitt, Elder
David is currently serving as the Lead Elder for our Leadership Team. 

Rick & Tammy Weir
Rick served as our Lead Elder through up through 2021. 
 
 
Ashton Stewart, Senior Minister 
Ashton grew up with the most wonderfully dramatic family on earth which has served to teach him a lifetime of lessons on grace. In college he met his best friend in the world and on July 31, he married her. Ashton and Amber have been married fifteen blissful years. At the end of year five, they welcomed their first addition to the family, Ella Joy. At the end of year seven, they welcomed their second bundle of joy, Liana Grace to the mix and in April 2015 their newest addition, Judson Thomas, joined the Stewart clan. Ashton graduated from Central Christian College of the Bible in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in General Ministry. In addition to his Bible College education, he’s attended Indiana Wesleyan University to study business administration and Lincoln Christian University to study Greek and Theology. In his free time, Ashton enjoys reading with a cup of coffee (preferably Starbuck Veranda blend), grilling marinated meat, watching sports (especially college basketball, i.e. the University of Kentucky) and loving on his family.
 
Kurt Smith, Associate Minister 
The newest addition to the team, Kurt and Amber moved from Missouri with their four children. (Famously known as the Smith Pack). Kurt graduated from Central Christian College of the Bible in 2005 with a B.A. in Youth & Family Ministry and a year later married Amber. Kurt’s ministry here will focus on worship, communications, & helping share the load in any way he can.

Dustin Britton, Youth Minister 
Dustin grew up in Veedersburg, IN. He graduated from Fountain Central High School in 2002 and was a member of Sterling Christian Church. He then went to Vincennes University and eventually transferred to Lincoln Christian University. He graduated from LCU’s Hargrove School in 2011 where he received a Bachelor of Arts in General/Youth Ministry. 

He met his wife Kim while attending LCU. Kim, originally from Fairview Heights, IL, graduated from LCU and Illinois State University with degrees in Bible and History. She is currently the Assistant Principal of North Vermillion High School. 

 
Matt & Kara Porter, Children Min
Matt and Kara have served at Cayuga Christian Church in the past in various areas of the youth program. Matt is a local boy who grew up in Dana and graduated from North Vermillion. He currently works for ISU as the manager of their Outdoor Recreation Center. Kara is from Terre Haute and currently teaches at North Vermillion Elementary. Needless to say, they are passionate about our community and kids and are excited about joining the ministry team at Cayuga Christian.
Heather Medina, Pre-School
Heather graduated from South Vermillion High School. She received
her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech
Community College and she majored in Elementary Education for her
Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana State University. She is married and has two children.
 
Kim Bailey, Pre-School
Kim graduated from North Vermillion High School. She received her
Associates Degree from Danville Area Community College in Marketing and Mid management. She has substitute taught in the North Vermillion Community School Corporation for 5 years and has served as a children’s Sunday School teacher for 22 years. In 2015, Kim began her role as the Administrative Assistant for the Cayuga Christian Church. She is married and has two daughters.
Janitorial Staff: Randee Bennett and Joey Tolbert