OUR staff

Christen Sanders

Interim Pastor

Bio to come!

Contact at pastorchristen@d1naz.com

Ryan Roberts

Youth &Young Adult Ministry Director

Ryan was once told to be the bigger man and he took it literally! Not just in his size but with his personality as well. Ryan grew up in the church, and student ministry played a huge role in his love for Christ. He feels called to do student ministry to help develop students in the same way he was so that they can grow in their walk with Christ and impact the future.

Contact at ryan@d1naz.com

Emily Byrne

Children's Director

Emily Byrne serves as the Children’s Ministry Director. She is also a Decatur native and grew up at D1Naz. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Educational Ministries from Grace College in May of 2021. In August of 2021, she married Dalton Byrne who is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Worship Ministry at Lincoln Christian University. In their free time, they love checking out different local coffee shops, being outside, and spending time with friends and family.

Contact at emily@d1naz.com

Darcy Morr

Office Manager

Darcy Morr joined the team in 2009 as the office manager. She previously worked at the Herald and Review as the assistant to the Publisher and Human Resources. Among her many daily tasks, Darcy feels called to keep the staff encouraged and minister to their spouses.  She is also enjoys seeing others be freed from their hurts and helping people understand better through the five love languages. She is a Decatur native and has a love for the city, its people and how D1Naz can make the city even better. She is married to Dave and they have two kids, Tessa and Drew.

Contact at darcy@d1naz.com

Rollan Gongwer

Minister of Pastoral Care

Rollan graduated from Indiana University with a Dr. Of Optometry degree in 1968 and practiced for 16 yearsin Cassopolis, Mi . During those sixteen years I spent eight  years as the Chaplain of the Cass Co. Jail, MI.  I left my practice in Cassopolis and joined the Indiana Health service in 1984 and spent 20 years active duty on several Indian reservations treating the Native Americans. I   retired in 2004 in Tucson, AZ and we attended the Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene for the next 13 years. We  moved to Decatur in 2017 where we  attend d1Naz.  I received  the call to the ministry by the Holy Spirit  in early July 2021 and received my local License in September 2021.


If you are in need of a Pastoral care or visit please contact me at 217-970-0159 or the church office.

Jim Wilkerson

Worship Director

Jim Wilkerson became Worship Director in the summer of 2019. Jim has been involved in worship ministry since 2003, with close to 10 years being in a leadership role. He is married to his wife, Stephanie, and they have two beautiful daughters, Taylor and Carli. Jim is a lifelong resident of Decatur, a Millikin University graduate, and also a founding member of the local Christian band, Day 40. Jim also works as Marketing Director for Vieweg Real Estate.

Contact at jim@d1naz.com

Sherri Weaks

Creative Kids Daycare Director

Bio to come!

Contact at sherri@d1naz.com

Donna Cobillas


Donna retired in December 2020 from her full-time career in governmental accounting. She most recently worked for the City of Decatur in the Finance Office as Budget & Revenue Officer. Originally from the Danville area, Donna moved to the Decatur area in 2004.

Contact at donna@d1naz.com

2021-2022 board members & officers
Board Officers

Board Secretary | Rob Urquhart

Board Treasurer | John Prien

SDMI Chair (Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries) | Jackie Lane

NMI Chair (Nazarene Missions International) | Deb Hancock

NYI Chair (Nazarene Youth International) | Rob Urquhart

Board members

Doug Brackett

Jim German

Sara Goodner

Rudy Hubner

Jackie Farr