OUr Staff


    Lead Pastor

    Lead Pastor

    Rev. Dr. Roger Perry began his tenure at Christ United Methodist Church in July 2010.

    Currently, Christ Church Multi-site has three locations—East Moline, Silvis and Carbon Cliff.

    He has been serving in church ministry since 1976, fulltime 1981.  He has served in churches in Winston Salem, North Carolina; Bowen, Plymouth, Tennessee,  Warrensburg, Geneseo, Marion, Marion, and Champaign, Illinois.

    Personal: Married to Joye Perry

    Children: Samuel and Levi

    Education: B.A. -- Iowa Wesleyan College 1978

    Master of Divinity - Duke University 1981 Doctor of Ministry - Garrett Evangelical 1993

    Rev. Perry can be reached at (309)755-2508 or by email at rperry@christchurcheastmoline.org


    Associate Pastor

    Associate Pastor Joye Perry began her tenure at Christ United Methodist Church in July 2010.  Currently, Christ Church Multi-site has three locations—East Moline, Silvis and Carbon Cliff. Joye serves as the campus pastor of the Silvis Campurs. Joye is a licensed local pastor in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church and has been in ministry with her husband as the “pastor’s wife” since 1985, and she had served in children and youth ministry from 1981-1985 in other United Methodist Churches. She has served on staff at Geneseo First UMC, Marion Aldersgate UMC, Gifford UMC, and Ludlow UMC before coming to Christ Church.

    Personal: Married to Roger Perry

    Children: Samuel and Levi

    Rev. Perry can be reached at (309)755-2508 or by email perry.joywithane@gmail.com. 

  • marty ellison

    campus minister, carbon cliff campus

    & youth coordinator

    Hello my name is Marty Ellison and I am the Youth Coordinator and Carbon Cliff campus leader. I grew up in Davenport, Iowa and I have two sisters .I am married to my best friend of 30 years, Karol. We are blessed with three beautiful children. Mitchell is 24, Kyle is 21, and Emma is 17. I love to spend time with my family. In my free time I love to read books on growing as a leader and ministry. I love to travel, be outside and grill out as much as I can. I recently retired from coaching sports so I could give more time to develop the ministry in Carbon cliff and our youth programs, and to spend more time with my family. I spent 21 years in healthcare and currently I am a business teacher in Sherrard Il. My mission in life is to Encourage, Inspire and Bring hope to someone’s life every day. I would love to talk to you about Jesus and help you grow in your faith.  Marty can be reached at ellison61244@gmail.com. 

  • Steph Rabe

    Parish Nurse

    Steph began as Christ Church's Parish Nurse in January 2014.  Previously she was employed for  39 years as an RN for UnityPoint Trinity.  Steph is married to Dave, and they are the parents of three adult children and two great sons-in-law.  They are blessed with three grandchildren that bring much joy into their lives!   Steph enjoys quilting, sewing, walking, traveling, and being with her family and friends. Steph can be reached at parishnurse@christchurcheastmoline.org  

  • jana kindred

    administrative assistant East Moline campus

    Jana Kindred joined the staff of Christ United Methodist East Moline Campus in May, 2016.  Jana is married to Dennis and they have three children, Matthew, David and Emma.  They live in Coal Valley, IL and have been members of Christ Church since 1988.  Jana's hobbies include scrapbooking, crafting, word games (especially Wheel of Fortune!), and travelling.  Jana can be reached at 309-755-2508 or office@christchurcheastmoline.org.




    Linda joined the church staff in January 2019. She will be married to Roger for 47 years come June of 2021. They have three children and have moved back to East Moline 5 years ago after having spent 5 years in Alamosa, Colorado.  Linda is retired from a distribution center after 25 years of service.  She has done office work most of her life (so this position is no stranger to her).  Her hobbies include crafting, flower arrangements, wreath making, traveling, and entertaining six grandkids, one great grandchild and expecting another grandchild in September 2021.  God is so good!!  Linda can be reached at 309-797-0977 or at office@christchurchsilvis.org.

  • Melissa Chapman

    Finance Administration Manager

    Melissa Chapman joined Christ United Methodist Church staff in December, 2020, as the Finance Administration Manager.  She and her husband of 29 years, live in rural Geneseo with their two dogs, Nova and Annie.  They are the proud parents of two adult children, Savannah and Ross.  Melissa enjoys gardening, cross stitch, reading and travelling.  You can reach Melissa at 309-755-2508, Ext. 202 or mchapman@christchurcheastmoline.org.

  • Lindrew Johnson

    Director of MUSIC MINISTRIES

    Lindrew has been on staff at Christ Church since 2014.  He directs the Chancel Choir and Bell Choir.  He helps plan and participates in the weekend worship services.  Lindrew holds a Masters in Music and has been involved in church music ministry for almost 50 years.  He is passionate about worshipping God and leading people in praise and worship in both traditional and contemporary music styles.  He enjoys writing music, reading, playing guitar, piano, and organ.  He has been married to Melisa since 1981. They enjoy spending time with their children, grandchildren, traveling and camping.  

    You can contact Lindrew through the church office at 309 755-2508

  • Donna Hamrick

    Church Organist

  • Dennis Kindred

    Worship/Band Leader

    Dennis Kindred has been the contemporary worship leader at Christ Church East Moline Campus since 2006.  He resides in Coal Valley with his wife, Jana and daughter, Emma.  He also has two grown sons, Matthew and David.  Dennis' enjoys playing the guitar, kayaking, canoeing, and reading.  Dennis has worked for Kenney's Pest Control since 1990 and became the owner in 2015!

  • jennifer john

    remote/zoom sunday school teacher

    Jennifer John is an experienced special education teacher and previously taught at our Merry Sunshine Preschool. In 2019 our family welcomed baby number 3!  Being Juliana, Brendan and Leesa’s mom is the most important job God has granted me. I am so excited to start this new journey in developing a remote/Zoom Sunday School program. I have loved watching my children learn about the Bible, worship, prayer, and scripture as they begin their faith journey.  I hope to bring joy to each family with a familiar theme, God’s love.  Not only will we be learning about God’s love, but we will have fun in a stress-free atmosphere.  If you have any questions about the remote/Zoom Sunday School program please feel free to contact me, Email sundayzoomschool2020@gmail.com or call 755-2508.

  • Ms. Peggy Schneider

    Merry Sunshine Director

    Ms. Peggy Schneider is the Director of Merry Sunshine and teaches weekly literacy groups. She was employed for 25 years as an Elementary Reading Specialist with East Moline School District. During those 25 years, she achieved National Board Certification in Early Literacy. Ms. Peggy found her current position at Merry Sunshine when her granddaughter was a student here. Please call her with any questions about the program at 309-755-2508

  • Ms. Sarah Fritch

    Merry Sunshine Lead Teacher

    Ms. Sarah Fritch is the lead teacher at Merry Sunshine. She recently was the assistant teacher for Merry Sunshine. She has an AA degree from Black Hawk College and has taken additional courses in Elementary Education through Western Illinios University. Sarah has worked for Moline School District as a paraprofessional as well as the Black Hawk Center in East Moline. She has been the director for Sunday School teaching at her church, First Baptist Church in Silvis. She and her husband have three boys who all attended Merry Sunshine. Sarah is excited for the lead teacher role this year and knows God will continue to bless this program.

  • Mark claeys


  • Debi Sherbeyn