Leadership

Elders

Vaughn Williams

Chairman of the Elders

Vaughn is a 1967 graduate of the University of Florida. He has spent almost 50 years as a business owner manufacturing household products, and is looking forward to retirement. He, and his wife of 53 years, Mary, were longtime members of First Christian Church of Orlando where Vaughn served as an Elder and adult Bible School teacher. He and Mary moved their membership to KCC in 2012. They have the joy and privilege of teaching the 2 and 3 year old children on Sunday mornings. He is a former Trustee of Florida Christian College (now Johnson University) and currently serves on the board of The Alexander Christian Foundation of Florida.

Josh Cameron

Vice Chairman

Josh and his family began attending KCC in the mid 1970's.  In the 90's, while living in Orlando, he attended Southeast Christian Church.  He has always been active in music, singing in the choir, men's quartets, and playing trumpet in the instrumental ensemble.  Josh recently celebrated 40 years of employment with Walt Disney World and enjoys singing as a member of EPCOT's Candlelight Processional.

Married to his wife, Glinda, for over 30 years, they coordinate the Coffee Cafe' and volunteers who serve in this area. They also co-host a small group in their home.

Dane Smith

Secretary 

Dane has a lifelong passion for helping people. He began working with people with mental and physical handicaps in 1969. After 23 years of managing a 10 county area, he retired from the State of Indiana. Currently he is an Elder serving as the Ministry Leader for Celebrate Recovery at KCC. He and Maggie have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.

Rick Montana

Rick has been a member of Kissimmee Christian Church since 1983 when he and his family moved here from Pennsylvania.  He is married to his wife of 54 years, Ruth, and their 3 sons were raised and mentored in Kissimmee Christian Church.  They currently have 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.  Rick has a degree from Pennsylvania State University and additional educational degree from Pitt University.  Rick previously taught welding in Pennsylvania and then moved to Florida where he taught welding for 28 years at Mid Florida Technical Institute in Orlando and retired in 2011.  He has served as an elder for many years with a short break in service. Rick is" Mr. Fix It Guy" and delights in helping others.

Bob Ritchie

Bob was born and raised in Daytona Beach. He came to Christ at North Florida Christian Service Camp at the age of eleven, and was baptized in the lake there. From that point he was a member at South Daytona Christian Church until going away to college.
He and Sandra met and married while at Atlanta Christian College in 1975. He graduated in 1977, and then they moved up to East Tennessee where he graduated from Emmanuel School of Religion with an M.Div. in 1982. Much later, he graduated with a PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2012.

Bob had various preaching ministries in North Florida from 1991 to 2002. After becoming a PhD candidate, he and Sandra moved to St. Cloud where they became members of Kissimmee Christian Church and he also began teaching at Florida Christian College (later Johnson) and would do so for the next eleven years. During that timeframe, many of his Sundays were spent preaching elsewhere; especially at McIntosh Christian Church. After a short stint working at Chick-fil-A, Bob retired in December 2020. After prayerful consideration, he then felt led to explore the possibility of serving as an elder at this church, and is now blessed with ordination to do so.

Sandra and Bob have three adult children, and eight grandchildren. They like to do some traveling – mostly to see their children and grandchildren. Bob has a variety of interests, among which are books and reading, and historical collectibles of various items.

Marc Irvin

Marc was raised in a Christian home in the Christian Church from birth. First in Medicine Lodge Kansas then at age 4 he attended Woodlawn Christian Church that later relocated and was re-named Countryside Christian Church in Wichita where he was baptized at age 13 and where my family still attends today. Growing up Marc was involved in all aspects of church and youth activities including Sunday School, VBS, youth programs, and even worked in the nursery with three and four-year-olds for several years.

After graduating high school he attended Ozark Christian College 1978-1981 and while attending college he served as the youth minister at the South Hutchinson Christian Church, South Hutchinson Kansas 1979-1980. He met his wife Mona at OCC and they married in 1981.

He's served as a volunteer youth minister at Community Christian Church in Palm Springs Florida and Lexington Church of Christ, Lexington Alabama. He's been a deacon at several churches over the years and an elder at First Christian Church Winter Park. He has hosted and attended many Bible studies and volunteer groups.

Currently he owns several businesses in Alabama where he has been a private business owner for 30 years.  He and Mona have two married daughters and four grandchildren who all attend Kissimmee Christian Church.

Mike Chambers

After serving congregational ministries in Illinois, Mike and Pam moved to Orlando in 1979 to join the faculty of Central Florida Bible College. They placed membership at KCC in 1985, when the college—renamed Florida Christian College—moved to Kissimmee. Mike taught courses primarily in Greek language, world religions, philosophy and apologetics, and Bible. Later he also served as an administrator at St. Louis Christian College and Johnson University Florida, from which he retired in 2020. He is a standby Bible teacher at KCC for Sunday School, Life Group, and adult elective classes; Pam manages student accounts at Kissimmee Christian Academy. A lifelong advocate of Biblical higher education (with particular devotion to Johnson University) and missions, he currently serves on the managing boards of Pioneer Bible Translators, Mission Myanmar, and OceanPointe (Rhode Island) Christian Church. He enjoys building and using small boats, landscape gardening, murder mysteries, and dogs. Mike and Pam have three married children and eight grandkids.