Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

Paul Webster
Born and raised in Streator, Paul experienced the joy of having good mentors who loved and formed him through the youth ministry at Central Church of Christ and Woodland School. Paul dedicated his life to youth ministry at a CIY conference in the summer of 2001, attained his B.A. in Youth Ministry in 2008 from Lincoln Christian College. In that year he also married his beautiful high school sweetheart Tiffany, survived kidney cancer and moved to Havana, IL where he served as youth minister for 11 years. 

Paul, Tiffany and their two children moved back to Streator in March of 2019 when Paul took on the role of Youth and Family Minister at Central. Paul answered the call to be Central’s Senior Minister three years later in March of 2022.

Staff Church Pictures 2015-8Tony Ross
Creative Arts Pastor
Tony joined Central on February 7, 2010. Tony is a 2002 graduate of Lincoln Christian University with a B.A. in Music Ministry.  He was the part-time Music Minister at Georgetown, Illinois, First Church of Christ starting in June of 2000 and became the full-time Music Minister in May of 2002. He and his wife, Meghan, have two sons, Landon and Simon.

Staff Church Pictures 2015-20 copyJessica Pastirik
Director of Involvement & Operations
After serving 11 years in the ministry at a non-profit child welfare agency, Jessica joined the office team in September of 2004. Her heart’s desire is to continue in service for Christ, to be continually growing, encouraging others, and going wherever He leads. Beginning October 1, 2011, Jessica moved into the position of Director of Involvement & Outreach Ministries. In July of 2018 she took on the additional roll of director of day to day operations. Jessica and her husband, Michael, have a daughter, a son and two grandchildren.


 Staff Church Pictures 2015-2 copyJulie Happold
Ministry/Financial Secretary
Julie has been on staff at Central Church of Christ since March 2010. She serves in the main office as the Financial Secretary and has the pleasure of overseeing the church financial processes and assisting the ministerial staff to support ministry efforts. Julie has volunteered in many different ministries at Central during her lifetime, spending a lot of time in the Children’s department. Julie and her husband, Rob, were married in 1996. They live in Streator and enjoy spending time with their son.

 Darlene Lamb
Director of Children’s Ministry
Darlene joined Central’s staff in September 2019 after volunteering in children’s ministry for 26 years. Darlene comes to us with 17 years of experience with children within the local school systems. She and her husband John have two children and three grandchildren.