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Staff and Elders

Steve Huddleston

Senior Minister

Steve Huddleston came to University Christian Church in March of 2004. He is a graduate of Milligan College in Tennessee where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and history, and Cincinnati Bible Seminary where he received a Master of Arts degree in Practical Ministries. Steve was ordained into the ministry in Bethel, Ohio in 1980. Steve served 4 ½ years as Senior Minister in Connersville, IN. He also served as Associate Minister for 15 years in Painesville, Ohio and, before that, had ministries in Oklahoma, Virginia, and Plainfield, Indiana. Steve enjoys following sports, playing with his grandchildren, and performing Improv. His personal mission statement is, “to live with integrity, preach effectively, lead courageously, serve willingly, love unconditionally, and leave a legacy.” Steve and his wife, Pam, have two adult children, Heather and Aaron and two grandchildren, Jaimilyn and Joshua.

Jon Bowman

Youth/Associate Minister

Jonathan Bowman is a graduate of Johnson University Florida where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible/Theology. Jonathan was ordained into the ministry in Port Orange, FL on June 2, 2019. He had previously served at a church in Central Florida as the full time minister to their academy, where he taught high school Bible classes. He loves his wife, sports, racing, reading, movies, and experiencing the beauty of God's creation. Jonathan and his wife, Angelina, were married in January 2021. He desires to fulfill the Great Commission in all aspects of life, but he especially enjoys showing the love of Christ to youth and their families.

Michael McDonough

Children's Minister

Michael McDonough came to University Christian Church in June 2018. He is a graduate of Cincinnati Bible College in which he received a Biblical Studies degree with an emphasis on Preaching. Michael was ordained into the ministry in New Whiteland, IN in 2002. Michael has served in full time ministry at Edinburgh, Russiaville, Greenwood, and Windfall (all in Indiana). He has had opportunities to work with all ages, but children’s ministry is his passion. He loves sports, movies, and spending time with his family. Michael and his wife, Kelly, have two kids, Elizabeth and Caleb. He wants to help kids and their families come to know and love Jesus, and to help them grow in their faith daily.

Laci Carroll

Office Manager

Laci Carroll and her family joined the University Christian Church family in 2016 and she became our Office Manager in December of 2018.  Laci received her an Associate's degree in Biblical Studies from Colorado Christian University.  Laci enjoys serving in the Children's Ministry as well as going on mission trips.  She loves being creative and using her talents to help others. Laci and her husband, Robert, have two boys, Nolan and Dane. Her and her family enjoy being outdoors, especially on the golf course or fishing.   

Jennifer Poore


Jennifer Poore and her family have been part of the UCC family since 2012. Jennifer has been cleaning houses and other facilities for quite some time and joined the staff as the custodian in 2020.  Jennifer enjoys serving in the nursery and the Outreach Team.  She loves being an encouragement to others.  Jennifer and her husband, Shane, have three children, Sebastian, Shelby, and Hayden. Her and her family enjoy spending time together on family vacations, at the ball field, and serving the community. 


UCC is also blessed to have a great team of Elders to lead and guard our congregation.  
Our current team of Elders is Adam Grile, Rick Baldwin, John Burton, Mike Green,
Mark Kimbrough, Charley Gerber, and Don Taylor.