Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.  

Senior Minister
Dan is our senior minister at Smyser Christian Church as of August 1, 2014. He and his wife Lauren met in high school and, after he wore her down, they married in July of 2007. They have two children, Alex and Aubrey and are very excited to be a part of the Sullivan community. Dan is a graduate of Emmanuel Christian Seminary with an emphasis in Christian Ministries and Church Planting. Growing up, Dan wanted to be a standup comedian, a nutrition and fitness specialist, or a math teacher. He enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee and watching the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Chicago Bears.
Kari Otto
Student Minister
Kari has been the Student Minister since July 2017. Kari did her internship at SCC and graduated from Lincoln Christian University 10 years ago. She brings 8 years of youth ministry experience and a heart for God and His students!! Please join us in welcoming Kari to the SCC family! We are looking forward to seeing all God is going to continue to do through her and the SCC Student Ministries!


Sherrie Grohler
Communications Director

Sherrie helped with secretarial duties from home for a few months before being hired as the church secretary in 2000. In 2015 she became Communications Director and began working 32 hours a week. She and husband Eric have two amazing boys- Will, married to Kelly, has two girls, Reese and Everly, and Wyatt, married to Joanna, is currently serving in the Air Force. Sherrie enjoys scrap-booking and photography.



Job Posting:
SCC Children’s Minister
Smyser Christian Church is in search of a Children’s Minister. This part-time staff position is a great opportunity to pour your heart into children and strengthen families.
Smyser Christian Church exists to make MORE and BETTER disciples in Central IL. Beginning as a part-time children’s ministry pastor, the Children’s Minister at SCC will have the opportunity to provide leadership and growth in an already vibrant volunteer-led ministry. For over 181 years, Smyser has developed a reputation for excellent youth and children’s ministry spanning 4 different counties. To continue this mission, we are looking to hire a self-motivated Christ-follower who can continue to foster relationships alongside numerical and spiritual growth with desire to become a full-time minister in this specialized area of ministry. For additional information and description about what opportunities and leadership responsibilities to expect, feel free to submit an e-mail of intent to Dan Fultz at dan@smysercc.org. Thanks so much for your interest in making disciples in Central Illinois!