Meet our Staff

Lisa Smeltzer, Office Administrator

"Trust the Lord your God with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path."  Proverbs 3:5-6


Lisa has ministered at FCC as Office Administrator since 1998.  She holds a BS in Theatre and an MBA, both from Northwest Missouri State University.  Originally from Oklahoma, Lisa has lived in Maryville since 1969.  She is a big hockey fan, so it should come as no surprise that her "life motto" is from none other than Wayne Gretzky:  "You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take."  With this in mind, Lisa lives out Christ's commission by spreading the Gospel through drama and puppets, both at FCC and First Baptist in Maryville, where she is a member, and beyond.

Deena Poynter, 

Music Director

Anita Dew, 


Merlin Adkins,


First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

201 West Third Street

Maryville, MO 64468