Wayne Chasteen
Lead Pastor

As Lead Pastor, Wayne Chasteen is helping Christ First Church realize God’s vision for what comes next.

Wayne is the founder of Rhyme & Reason, a trio featuring southern gospel, inspirational, light contemporary and praise and worship music. Having pastored full-time for ten years, it was at the call of God that he embarked on an evangelistic mission. Wayne wrote most of the songs they sang and preached countless revivals throughout the year. For 17 years Wayne traveled, speaking and singing. God called the team back off the road in 2012 to plant Christ First Church as a ministry of Rhyme & Reason. Wayne & his wife Cathy have been married 31 years.
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Support Staff

Mary McKinley
Church Administrator & Music Director
Mary, a founding member of Rhyme & Reason and C1C, has spent the last 25 years following God’s call on her life. She provides the smooth and efficient operation of C1C through overseeing the daily activities and operation, and managing the business side of the church. She is an active member of C1C and sets an example for the congregation through her life and work. Mary also schedules and leads the worship team’s rehersals, working in conjunction with the worship leader to provide the best possible worship experience for each service.

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Lisa Mattheiss
Special Needs Ministry Coordinator
Lisa has served the disability community for over 20 years as a leader, advisor, and tireless advocate. Her efforts began with providing support to parents and families, and broadened to teachers, schools, churches and the community as she realized that the most profound way to support families was to build inclusion into the fabric of the communities where families live their lives. Lisa’s personal and professional experience and training uniquely qualify her as a special needs ministry consultant and speaker. Her deepest passion and calling is for helping churches include all people regardless of ability in congregational worship, educational programming, and fellowship activities. Most importantly, Lisa is the wife of Jeff Mattheiss, whose constant support and devotion have encouraged her to broaden her reach and serve as called, and the mother of two deeply loved daughters. Emily, her oldest, was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, inspiring Lisa’s journey and calling.

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