FCC Welcomes New Family Minister
As you know over the last 6-8 months the leadership of First Christian Church has been diligently and prayerfully seeking a Minister to Families to join our team. Over that time we have reached out to numerous potential candidates and had dozens of phone calls, emails, face to face meetings and inquiries. A little over a month ago we made contact with a young man who was just finishing up his degree at Kentucky Christian University. Through numerous interactions with leaders and friends in our movement we were able to take this contact to the next level and have a face to face meeting. We were impressed by his work in ministry during his educational years and his obvious passion for the Lord. After that we brought he and his fiancé down to Monticello to spend a weekend with us and to attend a service at FCC.
Upon the conclusion of that weekend it was clear to both the candidate and his fiancé and to our leadership that this was a partnership worth pursuing. He then put two other churches who were actively recruiting him on hold so that he could focus exclusively on us and on our process. The next step was to bring him in for a more formal interview with the Elders and some of the people involved in ministering to families and students. Once that interview was completed, we had an intense time of prayer with the candidate. Once that evening was over our Leadership unanimously felt the Lord was leading us to extend a call and ask CODY CAUDILL to join our team at First Christian.
I am pleased to announce that Cody Caudill has accepted that call and will be officially joining the FCC TEAM sometime toward the end of February. He is currently wrapping up his ministry at a satellite campus of the largest Christian Church in West Virginia. Once he wraps that up he will be heading to Monticello to officially begin working with our team. Below is a picture of Cody and his fiancé Erica Mitchell.
Cody is from Cynthiana, KY and Erica is from Canton, OH. They will be getting married at Indian Creek Christian Church in Cynthiana on the last weekend in April. As Family Minister, Cody will be working primarily with High School, Middle School, helping to oversee the expansion of Kidz Garden and offering programs and events that will better enable us to disciple young families. All of the current volunteers are committed to remaining in place, but Cody will help us by having a full time set of eyes on those critical ministry areas. He will also work hard at helping us reach more students and their families in our community. We’ve made no bones about it, we want to change the culture of Monticello and we feel the best way to do that is through reaching the young families in our community and helping them connect with Jesus and with our church family.
Let me ask you to do two things in response to this news –
1. Begin praying now for Cody and Erica as they plan this transition and their wedding! Pray that God would bless them and use them in a mighty way.
2.Send Cody an email at
and welcome him to the team!