Regional Staff

Rev. Dr. Donald K. Gillett, II, Regional Minister, began his ministry with CCK on August 1, 2021.  Dr. Gillett served as the senior pastor of East Second Street Christian Church in Lexington for 22 years prior to being called as the CCK Regional Minister. Additionally, he has served on the Division of Overseas Ministries Board, General Board of the Christian Church, National Convocation Board and more recently as an adjunct faculty member at LTS and as Executive Director of the Kentucky Council of Churches.  Dr. Gillett believes in a table where all God’s children have a place.  Dr. Gillett’s email: don @ccinky.net

Molly Maupin Smothers, Acting Associate Regional Minister, began her ministry with CCK on January 3, 2022. Molly’s e-mail: molly@ccinky.net

Rachel Nance Woehler, Transitional West Area Minister

Rachel Nance Woehler, West Area Regional Minister, began serving the West Area on October 1, 2019. In addition to serving the clergy and congregations of Districts 1, 2, and 3, Rachel also serves as a co-chair of the New Church Team for the Christian Church in Kentucky. She is also the church planter for Potluck Christian Church and a life-long member of First Christian Church, Madisonville. Rachel’s email: westareaminister@twc.com

Dave Carr Staff Consultant

Dave Carr serves as Staff Consultant to the Committee on the Ministry, the Youth Ministry, Young Adult, and Children (YMYAC) Cabinet, and the Camp Wakon’Da Ho Site Team. He began his ministry with CCK in September of 2011.  Dave also serves as District Minister to districts 7 and 8. Dave’s email: dave@ccinky.net

Marsha Thornton, Jr., Acting Director of Women’s Ministries, began her ministry with CCK on May 1, 2022. Marsha’s e-mail: marsha@ccinky.net

Lon Oliver

Lon Oliver serves as district minister to districts 10 and 11. He also directs the Disciples Appalachian Scholarship Ministry for Disciples Home Missions. He is also pastor to Nicholasville Christian Church. Lon’s email: lonoliver@mac.com

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